Friday, March 26, 2021

Saura Weekly Updates - March 28, 2021

 



Plan A Updates

Thank you to all of our students and staff make this week of five-days-a-week in-person learning a success! Campus has a different feel with more students on campus and we are excited to finish out the year with more faces in our classrooms!


Please help us remind students that masks covering the nose and mouth are required on campus both inside and outside. We appreciate you helping us maintain as safe and respectful learning environment as possible!

Students who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, have been exposed to a positive case, or who have been told to quarantine should not report to school and contact the Stokes County Health Department and the school office for information about a date to return to school.


Student Drivers
Student drivers may park in any parking spot until April 1 while we distribute and collect parking permit applications.  Try to park in the front lot if spaces are available.  Students will be assigned spots for after Spring Break.  Students requesting a parking permit should complete the Parking Permit Application online.  The parking permit fee will be waived this year, but students who have not paid the "It's My Call" fee ($5.50) will need to pay it in order to park on campus.  When students arrive at school, they should report to the main entrance if it is before 8:00 am or to their 1st period classroom beginning at 8:00 am.  Students who arrive at 8:30 am or after must report to the main office for screening before being admitted to classroom buildings.  Please help remind students they should not hang out in the parking lot during the morning and are not supposed to go to cars during the schools day.

Bus Transportation
Riders will need the NEW attestation form and mask to board the bus.  Students who may need bus transportation should call or email Mr. Tedder 336-994-2995 or matthew.tedder@stokes.k12.nc.us) so we can add these students to our routes and provide pick-up and drop-off times.  

Other Reminders:
  • Breakfast (free for everyone) available in the cafeteria from 8:00-8:30 am.  Second chance breakfast will be available on the sidewalk near the library at 10:00 am.
  • Where to report when arriving at school (the main lobby will open at 7:30 am; report to 1st period beginning 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 (picked up from the cafeteria during 3rd period MENU)




Registration for 2021-2022
Registration for the 2021-2022 school year is underway.  Counselors have been meeting with students about course selections that align with their goals for after high school.  Students will be receiving emails from counselors about the online registration process and should finalize their course selections in PowerSchool by Thursday, April 1.

You can find the Stokes County Course Selection Guide online.  You can view additional details about graduation requirements and courses on the Registration Presentation as well.  Contact counselors with any questions about courses or registration.


Christina Sawyer - Counselor for current 8th & 10th Grade Students
christina.sawyer@stokes.k12.nc.us

Jennifer Spargo - Counselor for current 9th and 11th Grade Students
jennifer.spargo@stokes.k12.nc.us







Senior Updates
Cap & Gown Delivery was March 15
If you have not picked up your items, please pick these up before or after school.  Balances must be paid in order to pick up items.  Call 1-800-JOSTENS to pay.


Cap & Gown Pictures - April 1
Cap and Gown pictures have been scheduled for Thursday, April 1.  Seniors can schedule their appointment for pictures at https://calendly.com/southstokeshigh/seniorsjostens.  We encourage all of our seniors to have their pictures made.  There is no sitting fee and you can find information about picture package HERE.   See the Senior Page of the school website for information about what to wear with your cap and gown.

Senior Song, Motto, and Flower
Seniors can make suggestions for the class song, motto, and flower on the Senior page of the school website.  Nominations close on Thursday, April 1.


PROM!
**NOTE CHANGE**  Due to facility and DJ availability , the Prom will be on Saturday, May 8 from 7-11 pm.   Updated information will be available soon.


AWARDS DAY, GRADUATION, and MORE!
Awards Day and Talent Show are scheduled for Friday, May 21.  Graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm!  Under the latest executive order we will be able to hold a live graduation outside at the football stadium.  


Be sure to follow the Senior Page and the South Stokes website for updates as they are available.



Art Show
The Stokes County High School Arts Show will take place at The Apple Gallery in Danbury the month of April.  Be sure to go by and check out our talented students and support the arts!  The Apple Gallery is located at The Arts Place, 502 N Main Street, Danbury.


Congratulations to Kendall Willard who won 2 gold and 1 silver medal in the National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!!! Her works "Mercurial" and "Lethargy" won gold and "Hereditary" won silver!  See her award winning works below.







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.  Thank you for supporting our Sauras!



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Upcoming Events

Monday, March 29
4:00 pm - Golf @ East Surry
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. East Surry (Men's)
6:00 pm - Softball vs. West Stokes

Tuesday, March 30
ASVAB Administration (Pre-register with counselors)

Wednesday, March 31
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. Mount Airy
5:00 pm - Soccer vs. Mount Airy (Women's)
6:00 pm - Softball @ East Surry

Thursday, April 1
Cap & Gown Pictures (Schedule appointment online)
Course Selections for 2021-2022 Submitted
4:00 pm - Golf @ Hemlock (vs. Ledford) 
6:00 pm - Softball @ East Surry
7:00 pm - JV Football @ East Surry

Friday, April 2
HOLIDAY - No School
7:00 pm - Varsity Football @ East Surry

April 1- 30
Stokes County High School Art Show @ The Apple Gallery


Looking ahead...

Monday, April 5
SPRING BREAK
4:00 pm - Golf @ North Stokes
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. East Surry (Men's)
5:00 pm - Soccer vs. East Surry (Women's)
6:00 pm - Softball vs. Mount Airy

Tuesday, April 6
SPRING BREAK

Wednesday, April 7
SPRING BREAK
4:00 pm - Tennis @ Bishop McGuinness (Men's)
5:00 pm - Soccer @ North Stokes (Women's)

Thursday, April 8
SPRING BREAK
6:00 pm - Softball vs. North Stokes
7:00 pm - JV Football vs. North Stokes

Friday, April 9
SPRING BREAK
7:00 pm - Football @ North Stokes

Monday, April 12
4:00 pm - Golf @ Mount Airy
4:00 pm - Tennis @ Mount Airy (Men's)
5:00 pm - Soccer @ Bishop McGuinness (Women's)
6:00 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

Tuesday, April 13
6:00 pm - Softball vs. East Surry

Wednesday, April 14
4:00 pm - Tennis @ East Surry (Men's)

Thursday, April 15
5:00 pm - Soccer @ East Surry (Women's)
6:00 pm - Softball @Mount Airy

Friday, April 16
6:30 pm - Softball vs. East Forsyth





Helpful Links

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

LINKS:

Stokes County Schools

Stokes County Schools Student Handbook

South Stokes High School Student Handbook

Link to 2020-2021 Stokes County Schools Calendar 





School Nutrition Information
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.




Class Schedule 

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






GO SAURAS!!!