Sunday, March 7, 2021

Saura Weekly Updates - March 7, 2021

 



Schedule for March 8-12

This week, the schedule for on-campus attendance is


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


Wednesday, March 10 - Last Names L-Z ("B" Day)
Thursday, March 11 - Last Names L-Z ("B" Day) 
Friday, March 12 - Last Names L-Z ("B" Day) 


Please note that "B" day students missed several in-person days earlier this school year so there will be several Wednesdays they will attend in person this spring.  You can view the calendar for "A" Day and "B" Day students on the Stokes County Schools Revised Calendar.  These dates have also been added to the South Stokes calendar as well.




Parents/Guardians Choose Plan B or C This Week

On Friday, Dr. Rice sent a message explaining the need for students to commit to in-person or remote learning for the remainder of the school year.  You can find the details HEREPlease take special note of the attendance requirements and expectations for students working remotely.  This has been a difficult year for students and teachers alike and we appreciate your help in providing the best instruction possible as we move towards the end of  school year.

Students who attend in person this week will receive a letter with this information.  "A" day students should return the form on Tuesday and "B" day students should return the form on Thursday.  Parents or guardians of students who are working remotely should email their student's 1st Period Teacher letting us know of your choice.  You can find email addresses on the South Stokes Staff Page of the school website.  Decisions should be finalized by Friday, March 12 and these choices will be in effect Monday, March 15 through the remainder of the school year.





Homecoming & Sweetheart Court Ceremonies
Friday, March 12 we will crown our Homecoming Queen and Sweetheart King for this year!  You can watch the ceremonies online on the South Stokes YouTube channel or attend the event in person.  Good luck to all of these students!





Cap & Gown Delivery

Cap and Gown orders for seniors will be delivered on Monday, March 15.  Students on campus that day may pick their items up between 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm.  Students working remotely should pick their items up between 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm.  Seniors with a balance may pay before delivery with credit card by calling 1-855-314-8395.  Payment on March 15 by CASH OR MONEY ORDER ONLY!



Athletic Boosters Cash Giveaway  - March 27, 2021

The Athletic Boosters will hold the $10,000 Cash Giveaway on March 27, 2021.  Tickets sold for the event that was postponed last March will be included in this year's drawing.  With the recent changes to gathering size limits, we now plan to host the event in person in a slightly modified format.  Tickets can be purchased from Boosters members or at school. Please consider supporting our Boosters and student athletes by purchasing a ticket.







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.

Senior Baby Pictures!
Seniors, if you want to send in a baby picture for the yearbook, the deadline is March 12. There is no cost to submit and you will get your pictures back. Send all pictures to Ms. A Smith.






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!
With recent changes to gathering limits, we anticipate being able to have many more spectators at events for the spring.  With this increase, broadcasting will be more limited than in the past.  Watch social media on game days for details about spectators and broadcast information.  If South Stokes does broadcast we will use the SSHS YouTube page.


Upcoming Events

March 8-12
SPIRIT WEEK

Monday, March 8
Pajama Day
5:00 pm - Soccer vs. Millennium (Men's)

Tuesday, March 9
Crazy Hair & Sock Day
5:00 pm - Soccer @ McMichael Scrimmage (Women's)

Wednesday, March 10
Hawaiian Day
5:00 pm - Soccer @ Bishop McGuinness (Men's)
5:00 pm - Softball vs. West Stokes (Scrimmage)

Thursday, March 11
Tie Dye Day
7:00 pm - Varsity Football @ WS Prep (@ Atkins)

Friday, March 12
Saura Spirit Day
7:00 pm - Homecoming Court Crowning Ceremony
7:30 pm - Sweetheart Court Crowning Ceremony


Looking ahead...

March 15-22 (Monday-Friday)
3:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Drivers Ed Class

Monday, March 15
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Cap & Gown Delivery
4:30 pm - Tennis @ N. Davidson (Men's)
5:00 pm - Soccer vs. Bishop McGuinness (Women's)

Tuesday, March 16
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. Millennium (Men's)

Wednesday, March 17
3:30 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting (LINK)
End of 3rd Quarter

Thursday, March 18
5:00 pm - Soccer @ East Surry (Women's)
7:00 pm - JV Football vs. Mount Airy

Friday, March 19
7:00 pm - Football @ Mount Airy

Saturday, March 27
Athletic Boosters Cash Giveaway






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)





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.


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.


Pandemic Electronic Benefits Updates



North Carolina will be providing electronic pandemic food assistance benefits, also referred to as P-EBT, to help eligible families purchase food for their children. Households with children enrolled at South Stokes who are eligible for free or reduced price meals under the National School Lunch Program and have been impacted by virtual or remote learning due to COVID 19 are eligible. If your child is eligible and you already have an EBT card, the benefits will be loaded on your existing card. If your child is eligible and you do not currently have an EBT card, a card will be mailed to the address you have provided to the school. 

If you have not completed a free or reduced-price meal application this school year, and think your child may be eligible, you can apply online at lunchapplication.com or get a paper application from school.

Get more information at https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/information/human-services/pandemic-electronic-benefit-transfer-p-ebt-program



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!!!