Thursday, December 31, 2020

Saura Weekly Updates - January 3, 2021


Schedule for January 4 - January 8

This week, the schedule for on-campus attendance is

Monday, January 4 - Last Names A-K ("A" Day) - AP Classes A Schedule
Tuesday, January 5 - Last Names A-K ("A" Day)
Wednesday, January 6 - Last Names A-K ("A" Day)

Thursday, January 7 - Last Names L-Z ("B" Day)
Friday, January 8 - Last Names L-Z ("B" Day)

The calendar for "A" Day and "B" Day students can be found in the Stokes County Schools Relaunch Plan.  These dates have also been added to the South Stokes calendar as well.

Second Semester Classes
Students who will be attending remotely on Monday should be sure to check their student email for information about how to access their classes.  Many of their courses can likely be found in Canvas as well.

Return to In-Person Learning
Students who have been on Plan C - all remote learning who would like to return to school on their assigned days are welcome to return for 2nd semester.  If students need to be added to bus routes, please call the school or email Mr. Tedder at

Screening Reminders
As we return for second semester, bus riders need to make sure they have bus attestation forms to board buses when they ride to school.  Also, please be reminded all students and visitors will be screened upon entering the building.  The screening questions are below.  Individuals who are "yes" to any of the questions below should remain at home and contact the Stokes County Health Department or their health care professional if they have not already.

Screening Questions
  • Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19 since you were last at school?
  • Have you had any of the following symptoms since you were last at school?
  • Have you had close contact (been within 6 feet of someone diagnosed with COVID-19 for a cumulative total of 15 minutes over a 24-hour period) in the last 14 days?
  • Has any health department staff or a health care provider been in contact with you and advised you to quarantine?

Make-up Exams 
Students who missed taking state exams in December will make up their exams this week.  Mr. Tedder sent an email to these students last week.  Students who need to take exams will attend class on Monday and take exams later in the week.

Drivers Education
The next Driver's Ed class will be held January 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and February 1 from 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the auditorium at South Stokes.  Registration will close January 6.  Class size is limited and oldest students are served first.  Find complete information and the registration form on the Driver's Ed page of the school website.

Yearbook Information!
Don't forget to reserve your copy of the 2020-2021 Yearbook!  Yearbooks will be delivered during the summer and will include most of the spring events.  Find information about ordering on the South Stokes website on the Order the Yearbook page under Students.

Also, senior ad information can be found on the Senior Page of the South Stokes website.  Senior ads are due by December 22 February 5 (Date extended!).

Athletic Boosters Cash Giveaway  - March 2021

The Athletic Boosters are making plans to hold the $10,000 Cash Giveaway that was originally scheduled for March 2020.  After the meeting this past week, we have rescheduled the event for March 27, 2021 in hopes that we can have a similar event as in the past.  

Technology Assistance
If students are having problems with their Chromebooks, please submit a Tech Ticket on the school website and our staff will get in touch with you to help resolve the issue.

Class Schedule under PLAN B (Starting 9/14/2020)

7:30 am                               Lobby doors open
8:00 am                              Report to 1st Period
8:30 am - 10:00 am        1st Period
10:05 am - 11:35 am        2nd Period
11:40 am - 1:45 pm           3rd Period 
(teachers will announce lunch break during 3rd period)
1:50 pm - 3:20 pm           4th Period

Reminders about Plan B
Students returning to in-school instruction should review some of the changes they will see on campus.  

  • Bus transportation (will need attestation form and mask)
  • Student drivers - park in front lot in numbered spaces (no permit required at this time) and exit vehicle and enter school when you arrive
  • Breakfast (free for everyone) available on the breezeway near the library
  • Where to report when arriving at school (the main lobby will not open until 7:30 am; report to 1st period at 8:00 am)
  • Social distancing (don't gather in groups, maintain space between students)
  • One way hallways (follow the arrowheads)
  • Lunches - free for everyone (delivered to classrooms - eat with 3rd period MENU)

Sports Updates
Sports schedules have been add to the South Stokes Calendar and are aligned to the shortened seasons announced by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA).  The amended sports calendar can be found below.  Contact coaches for information about any scheduled workouts. 


Watch Saura Athletes Online!
Spectators at sporting events will be limited due to mass gathering guidelines.  Only spectators with player passes will be admitted.  Home events will be broadcast over Facebook Live or on the South Stokes YouTube page and we will try to make sure as many away games are broadcast as well.  Watch social media on game days for broadcast information.

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 4
Students Return to School - First Day of 2nd Semester

Tuesday, January 5
4:30 pm - Basketball @ Ledford  POSTPONED
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Bishop McGuinness

Wednesday, January 6
6:00 pm - Varsity Girls Basketball

Thursday, January 7
3:00 pm - Cross Country @ Ivey Redmon Park
4:30 pm - Basketball vs. North Davidson (moved from 1/8/2021)
5:00 pm - Volleyball @ North Stokes

Looking ahead...

Monday, January 11
6:00 pm - Basketball vs. Millennium

Tuesday, January 12
4:30 pm - Basketball vs. Ledford

Wednesday, January 13

Saturday, January 16
Cross Country Regionals

Monday, January 18
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday - No School

Tuesday, January 19
4:30 pm - Basketball @ Bishop McGuinness

Wednesday, January 20
3:30 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting (LINK)

Thursday, January 21
5:00 pm - Soccer vs. McMichael (Men's)

Friday, January 22
4:30 pm - Basketball vs. Mount Airy

Monday, January 25
Soccer @ Bishop McGuinness (Men's)

Tuesday, January 26
4:30 pm - Basketball vs. East Surry

Thursday, January 28
5:00 pm - Soccer vs. East Surry (Men's)

Friday, January 29
4:30 pm - Basketball @ WS Prep

Helpful Links

Check out the links below to access for much of the information you'll need this school year!


BUS ATTESTATION FORM (required for morning bus riders)

Stokes County Schools

Stokes County Schools Re-Launch 2020-2021 (includes Hybrid A Day/B Day Schedule)

Stokes County Schools Student Handbook

South Stokes High School Student Handbook

Link to 2020-2021 Stokes County Schools Calendar (revised May 2020)