Friday, May 14, 2021

Saura Weekly Updates - May 16, 2021


Spring Exams 2021
Exams will be given May 25-June 1.  Students should make sure all Chromebook keys are working and report any technology issues to Mrs. Himmelspach or Mrs. Campbell.  State exams which include English 2, Math 1, Math 3, Biology, and many of our Career and Technical Education courses will be given on campus in person.  Teacher made exams will be delivered remotely.  School will dismiss at 12:20 pm on exam days.

Senior Updates

Thank you to all of the seniors who attended the Senior Meeting this past week.  The information discussed at the meeting can be found in this handout.

The senior picnic will be Tuesday, May 18.  Seniors received details in the senior meeting last week.

Awards Day and Talent Show are scheduled for Friday, May 21.  Seniors, their parents and guests will be able to attend Awards Day.

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.  This will be a ticketed event.  We plan to distribute 8 tickets to each graduate at the second required graduation practice.  All guests (including small children) will need a ticket to attend.  Temperature checks will be required for entry.  Masks are encouraged when within six feet of individuals not in your household.

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!

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.

Driver's Education
The next driver's education class will be held June 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 14 from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm at South Stokes in the auditorium.  Students must have been born on or before December 7, 2006 to register.  You can register on the Driver's Ed page of the school website.  Registration will close on Monday, May 17.

Yearbook Updates
Online sales for yearbooks will end on May 21.  In-person sales may continue, but with limited quantities remaining  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!  You can order yearbooks online on the South Stokes Yearbook page or at school.  Contact Alyssa Smith with questions (

Monday, May 17
7:30 am - AP Computer Science Principles Exam
12:00 Noon - AP Statistics Exam
4:30 pm - Tennis @ East Surry 
6:00 pm - Baseball vs. Millennium (Varsity Only)

Tuesday, May 18
11:30 am - Senior Picnic
4:30 pm - Baseball vs. Bishop McGuinness

Wednesday, May 19
Forsyth Tech Registration Sessions
3:30 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting
4:30 pm - Tennis vs. North Stokes

Thursday, May 20 
3:30 pm - Track @ Bishop McGuinness (Bishop/East Surry/SSHS)
4:30 pm - Tennis @ Bishop McGuinness (Women's)

Friday, May 21
9:00 am - Awards Day
2:40 - Talent Show / Field Day (Students only)
6:00 pm - Wrestling vs. North Stokes / McMichael

Sunday, May 23
4:00 pm - Jack and His Magic Sack Theatre Performance (Admission for friends and family only - Broadcast live for general audience at SSHS YouTube page)

Looking ahead...

Monday, May 24
4:00 pm - Tennis @ WS Prep (Women's)

Tuesday, May 25
1st Period Exams
Early Dismissal @ 12:20 pm
4:30 pm - Baseball vs. Mount Airy

Wednesday, May 26
2nd Period Exams
Early Dismissal @ 12:20 pm
1:30 pm - Mandatory Graduation Practice
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. Mount Airy (Women's)

Thursday, May 27
3rd Period Exams
Early Dismissal @ 12:20 pm
1:30 pm - Mandatory Graduation Practice
4:30 pm - Baseball vs. East Surry 
4:30 pm - Track Meet vs. East Surry / WS Prep
6:00 pm - Wrestling @ East Surry

Friday, May 28
4th Period Exams
Early Dismissal @ 12:20 pm
7:00 pm - Graduation

Monday, May 31
Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, June 1
Makeup Exams
Early Dismissal @ 12:20 pm
End of 4th Quarter
4:30 pm - Baseball vs. North Stokes
6:00 pm - Wrestling vs. Uwharrie & Morehead

Helpful Links

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


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  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