Sunday, February 7, 2021

Saura Weekly Updates - February 7, 2021

 





Schedule for February 8 - February 12

This week, the schedule for on-campus attendance is


Monday, February 8 - Last Names A-K ("A" Day)
Tuesday, February 9 - Last Names A-K ("A" Day)

Wednesday, February 10 - Last Names L-Z ("B" Day)
Thursday, February 11 - Last Names L-Z ("B" Day) 


Friday, February 12 - TEACHER WORKDAY


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.



Scholastic Art Awards
Congratulations to the South Stokes Art Department on receiving 8 Gold Keys, 3 Silver Keys, and 4 Honorable Mentions in the Mid-Carolina Regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards! Kendall Willard won eight Gold Keys and two Silver Keys, Abigail Fulp won a Silver Key and received three Honorable Mentions, and Flor Rodriguez and Jayden Weavil each received an Honorable Mention! Congratulations to these fantastic artists and their teacher Phil Jones! #SauraPride #GOSAURAS











State Testing - February 23
Tuesday, February 23 we will be administering several state required tests on campus.  All sophomores and juniors will need to be on campus on the 23rd to take the Pre-Act (10th graders) and the ACT (11th graders).  Select seniors will also be taking the WorkKeys Assessment on the 23rd and these seniors will be notified with additional testing information.  

PreACT (Sophomores)
Families of sophomores can learn more about the PreACT at https://www.act.org/content/dam/act/unsecured/documents/PreACT_info.pdf.

ACT (Juniors)
Juniors are encouraged to access study materials for the ACT to get familiar with the test questions and format at https://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/state-and-district-solutions/act-info-for-examinees.html   

WorkKeys (Select Seniors)
Select seniors will be taking the ACT WorkKeys which is a nationally recognized assessment of job readiness.  Students who take the test have the opportunity to earn a National Career Readiness Certificate verifying their workplace skills which may prove beneficial in obtaining employment in a variety of fields.  You can learn more about WorkKeys at http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/workkeys-for-employers/assessments.html


Please encourage students to watch their school email accounts for additional information and reminders leading up to February 23.





School Nutrition Updates
Breakfast and lunch will continue to be free for all students through the remainder of the school year.  The program will soon begin offering extras for sale in addition to distributing the meals.  Students must receive a meal before being able to purchase chips, snacks, cookies, and extras.  Students will only be able to purchase extras if they have money or there is money on their accounts.  No charging of extras will be allowed.  You can view your student's lunch account and add money to accounts at https://www.k12paymentcenter.com/.  You can also view the menu for the month on the Stokes County School Nutrition website.


Free & Reduced Lunch Applications!
Even though breakfast and lunch are free for all students this year, it is very important that families who qualify complete the free and reduced lunch application.  Free and reduced lunch percentages impact funding for our school district and several of our families who qualified in the past have not applied this year.  Please be sure to compete the application online ahttps://www.lunchapplication.com or contact the school for a paper application.



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 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.  The event will be held March 27, 2021 and details for the event will be forthcoming.  Tickets can be purchased from Boosters members or at school.








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.









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. 



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Watch Saura Athletes Online!
Spectators at sporting events will be limited due to mass gathering guidelines.  Only spectators with player passes will be admitted to home events.   More spectators are allowed at outdoor events.  Call the school for ticket availability for soccer games.  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, February 8
5:00 pm - Soccer @ NC Leadership Academy (Men's)

Tuesday, February 9
4:30 pm - Basketball @ Mt. Airy
5:45 pm - Football Parent Meeting (Gym or Log in Remotely - LINK)

Wednesday, February 10
5:00 pm - Soccer vs. Mt. Airy

Thursday, February 11
5:00 pm - Girls Basketball @ North Stokes

Friday, February 12
Teacher Workday
4:30 pm - Basketball @ East Surry


Looking ahead...

Monday, February 15
5:00 pm - Soccer vs. East Surry
5:00 pm - Girls Basketball @ WS Prep

Tuesday, February 16
4:30 pm - Basketball vs. WS Prep

Wednesday, February 17
3:30 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting (LINK)
5:00 pm - Soccer @ North Stokes (Men's)

Friday, February 19
4:30 pm - Basketball vs. North Stokes

Saturday, February 20
12:00 Noon - Football Scrimmage vs. West Stokes (Spectators not allowed at scrimmages)

Monday, February 22
5:00 pm - Soccer @ Bishop McGuinness (Men's)

Tuesday, February 23
10th, 11th, & Select 12th Graders on Campus
Pre-ACT, ACT, and WorkKeys Administration
All other students work on assignments remotely

Thursday, February 25
4:00 pm - Soccer @ Millenium (Men's)
7:00 pm - JV Football vs. Trinity

Friday, February 26
7:30 pm - Football @ Trinity





Helpful Links

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

LINKS:

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)





Class Schedule Plan B (Hybrid Remote/In-Person)

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)






GO SAURAS!!!