Friday, April 9, 2021

Saura Weekly Updates - April 11, 2021

  



Spring Break
We hope everyone had a rest-filled Spring Break and had an opportunity to spend some time out in the sun!  Students will return to school on Monday, April 12 with just over six weeks until exams begin.  Thank you for reinforcing the importance of being in class each day on time and completing all assignments!


Plan A Updates

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!

Beginning April 12, we will no longer be asking screening questions, but will be taking temperatures when individuals enter the school.  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
Parking permits were distributed to most students who had applied for a permit before spring break.  Other students who need to park on campus should return their paper form when they return.  Students who park on campus who have not applied for a permit are subject to ticketing.  Tickets are $10 each.  

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
Attestation forms will no longer be required when students board buses in the morning.  

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)


Prom 2021

Event: Junior & Senior Prom

Theme: Dancing in the Moonlight

Date: Saturday May 8, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location: Mike & Dale Farmer's Cabin
1051 Dillard Rd. Walnut Cove, NC 27052

Inside & Outside Dates:
All Seniors & Juniors may attend and may bring one date.
  • If your date is a student at SSHS, you do not need a date form.
  • If your date is not a student at SSHS they must be under 21 and have an Outside Date Form filled out and submitted for approval by Wednesday, April 14. (You will be notified if they are not approved) Outside Date forms will be available in the office starting March 31st or you can print and fill them out from the website.

Tickets: Tickets are $15 each. Tickets will go on sale from Monday April 19 to April 30 online if you wish to pay credit/debit. Tickets will go on sale from Monday April 26 to April 30 in person if you wish to pay in cash. 8-8:30 am in F1, 3:30 - 4 in F2.


You may pick tickets up on May 6 or May 7 in the office from 8-3:30. Please bring your ticket and photo ID to prom to get in. This includes all inside and outside dates.



Senior Updates



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.  

Graduation practices are scheduled for May 26 and 27.  Seniors MUST attend graduation practice to participate in the ceremony.  Seniors should make plans now to attend!

Practices
Wednesday, May 26 - 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Thursday, May 27 - 1:30 - 3:30 pm


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.




Yearbook Updates
We have a limited supply of yearbooks still available for purchase.  If you want a copy of the 2020-2021 edition, be sure to order yours very soon!  Personalization is still available, but  the deadline for personalization is Friday, April 16.  You can order yearbooks online on the South Stokes Yearbook page or at school.  Contact Alyssa Smith with questions (alyssa.smith3@stokes.k12.nc.us).


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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Monday, April 12 - Tryouts for baseball, track, wrestling and women's tennis begin.  Meet at the following locations at 3:30 pm on Monday if you are interested:

Baseball - Baseball field (Coach Worth)
Track - Track (Coach Dunn)
Wrestling - Wrestling Room (Coach Amos)
Women's Tennis - Tennis Courts (Coach Redding & Turlington)

 Contact coaches with any questions.  

Upcoming Events

Monday, April 12
3:30 pm - Baseball, Track, Wrestling, and Women's Tennis Tryouts Begin
4:00 pm - Golf @ Mount Airy
4:00 pm - Tennis @ Mount Airy (Men's)
5:00 pm - Soccer @ Bishop McGuinness (Women's)
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

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

Wednesday, April 14
Outside Prom Date Applications Due!
4:00 pm - Tennis @ East Surry (Men's)
5:00 pm - Soccer vs. NCLA

Thursday, April 15
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. Mount Airy (Men's)
4:00 pm - Golf @ North Stokes
5:00 pm - Soccer @ East Surry (Women's)
6:00 pm - Softball @Mount Airy

Friday, April 16
6:00 pm - Softball vs. East Forsyth


Looking ahead...

Monday, April 19-Friday, April 30

Monday, April 19
4:00 pm - Golf @ Hemlock
5:00 pm - Soccer @ Mount Airy (Women's)

Tuesday, April 20
4:00 pm - Tennis @ Bishop McGuinness (Men's)
6:00 pm - Softball @ North Stokes

Wednesday, April 21
3:30 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. Mount Airy (Men's)
5:00 pm - Soccer @ East Surry (Women's)

Thursday, April 22
6:00 pm - Softball @ East Surry
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. Mount Airy (Women's)




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!!!