Sunday, August 28, 2016

Saura Weekly Updates 8/28/2016

Weekly Updates - August 28, 2016

Welcome Back!
Thank you to everyone who came out to our Open House on Tuesday.  We had a great turnout and hope you will stay involved throughout this school year.  Students will return to school tomorrow, Monday, August 29, 2016.  The bell will ring at 8:25 and students should report to the main gym.  After a brief opening assembly, students will be dismissed to homerooms where they will go over student information and receive an updated copy of their schedule.  Students will be bringing home lots of school and class information Monday evening.  Please help complete all of the necessary forms and return them to school on Tuesday.  If your address, phone number, or emergency contact information has changed since last year, please send a note to the office with updated information so we can keep our records up to date.  

Student Safety
Please note that all students should be dropped off and picked up in the front parking lot of the school.  We also ask that car riders and student drivers not arrive on campus before 8:00 am due to limited supervision in the early morning hours.

Student Progress
The PowerSchool Parent Portal should be activated by the first week of school and will allow you to track your child's grades and attendance.  If you have used the Parent Portal in the past you should be able to log on with the same information.  If you have forgotten your username or password you should be able to click on "Forgot User Name or Password" to reset your account.  I button to the Parent Portal is located on the South Stokes High school homepage.  If you are in need of assistance please contact Jill Tuttle at South Stokes.  

Fall Pictures
Fall pictures will be Wednesday, August 31.  Picture forms will be distributed in homeroom.

There is a back-to-school sale on yearbooks going on. Get $5 off the price of $65 until Sept. 4. Books can be purchased at school or at

Driver's Education
Registration is now open for the next driver's education class that will begin in September.  Complete information and the registration link can be found on the South Stokes website on the Drivers Ed page.  Registration will close on September 14.

Parking Applications
Parking applications are still available.  Juniors and seniors who submit all necessary application materials and the $25 parking fee by September 6 will receive first priority for front lot parking spaces.

Band News

Band Boosters will meet Tuesday, August 31 at 7:00 pm in the Band Room.

Sports News & Schedules

Tuesday, August 30
4:00 pm - Golf @ Pilot Knob
4:30 pm - Tennis vs. Rockingham
5:00 pm - Volleyball @ Elkin
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. Bishop McGuinness

Wednesday, August 31
4:00 pm - Golf hosted by Surry Central
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. Wilkes Central

Thursday, September 1
4:00 pm - Tennis @ McMichael
7:00 pm - JV Football vs. North Stokes

Friday, September 2
7:30 pm - Varsity Football @ North Stokes

For a full schedule see the South Stokes High School Athletic Calendar.  

Dates to Remember
Monday, August 29
First Day for students - Students will report to the gym when the bell rings at 8:25.
Homeroom lists will be posted in the lobby.
Dismissal at 3:20 pm.

Wednesday, August 31
Fall Pictures

Monday, September 5
Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, September 20
Make-Up Day for Senior Pictures

Saura Daily Schedule 2016-2017
8:00 – 8:25 Smart Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 1st Period
10:05 – 11:40 2nd Period
11:45 – 1:40 3rd Period & Lunch
1:45 – 3:20 4th Period

Don't forget to follow South Stokes on Twitter @saurapride or connect on Facebook @southstokesauras.  Links to both social media accounts along with much more can be found on our website

We look forward to another great year at South!