Saturday, August 19, 2017

Saura Weekly Updates - August 20, 2017

Freshman Orientation & Open House
We look forward to seeing our students and families at Freshman Orientation and Open House on Tuesday, August 22.  Freshman Orientation will begin at 3:30 followed by a Freshman Parent & Chromebook Meeting at 5:00 pm in the Auditorium.  Open House for 10th-12th graders will be from 6-7:30 pm on Tuesday evening.  

This year registration paperwork can be completed online.  Links will be sent to the home email on file for your child.  If you are not sure if we have your email on file, there is a link on our website where you can submit or update your email address.

While on campus you'll notice that we've still got some construction going on that is scheduled to be complete by the time students return.  We are also excited that installation of air conditioning for the gym will begin soon.  Please join us in thanking the Stokes County School Board and Stokes County Commissioners for funding these campus improvement projects.

Chromebook Distribution
9th Graders:  Freshmen and parents who attend the meeting at 5:00 pm on Tuesday and bring their $25 insurance/maintenance fee will be directed to pick-up their Chromebooks after the meeting.  For parents and freshmen who miss the 5:00 meeting may attend the make-up session at 7:00 pm on Tuesday evening in the media center.  

10th-12th Graders:  Students who checked out a Chromebook last year may pick up their Chromebooks on Thursday, August 24, from 1:00-4:00 pm in the media center.  Students will need to bring a signed form and the $25 insurance/maintenance fee.  Students who cannot pick their Chromebooks up on the 24th will be able to pick them up on the first day of school with their form and fee.

Link to Chromebook One-to-One Mobile Computing Parent/Student Form

Important Information about Athletic Events
With the move to the new 1A conference, admission to athletic events will be $6 this year.  Punch cards for the 2017-2018 school year are on sale for $60 and are good for admission to 20 home athletic events - that's half price admission.  Punch cards may be purchased at the school or at any home athletic event.  Student cards will be available soon.

Drivers Education Class
The next drivers education class will be held September 18 through September 29 from 3:30-6:30 pm in the cafeteria.  Students must have been born on or before March 18, 2003 to register.  For complete information and registration, visit the Drivers Ed page on the South Stokes website.  Registration will close on September 6.

South Stokes 2nd Annual Color Run

Plan to come out and support South Stokes at our 2nd Annual Color Run on September 30, 2017. The event will be held at Southeastern Middle School beginning at 9:00 am and all ages are invited to walk, run, or jog in the event. Be sure to register by September 15th to secure your race bib, color packet and t-shirt.  For mo re information or to register, check out

Dates to Remember

Tuesday, August 22
3:30 pm - Freshman Orientation
6:00-7:30 pm - Open House

Thursday, August 24
1:00 - 4:00 pm - Chromebook Pick-up (10th-12th graders who had a Chromebook last year - bring form and $25 insurance fee)

Monday, August 28
First Day of School (Full Day)

Monday, September 4
Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, September 5
Senior Picture Makeups

Wednesday, September 6
Drivers Education Class Registration Closes
Fall Pictures

Freshman Orientation - August 22, 2017

3:30 pm - Welcome (in Cafeteria)

3:40 - 5:00 - Student Activities

5:00 - 5:45 pm - Freshman Student/Parent Meeting & Chromebook Training

Open House - August 22, 2017

6:00 - 7:30 pm - Open House (Schedules in cafeteria for 10th - 12th graders)

7:00 pm - Chromebook Training for any 9th grade parents who missed the training at 5:00 pm and 10th, 11th, & 12th graders and parents who did not attend last year.

Chromebook Pick-up 10th-12th Graders 
Thursday, August 24, 2017

1:00 - 4:00 pm - 10th -12th graders who received Chromebooks last year may pick-up their Chromebook. $25 insurance fee and Chromebook agreement signed by student and parent.

2017-2018 School Calendar

You can find the Stokes County Schools 2017-2018 calendar at

Sports News and Schedules
Monday, August 21
4:30 pm - Volleyball @ Elkin
5:30 pm - Soccer @ Starmount
6:30 pm - Gridiron Meeting

Wednesday, August 23
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. East Wilkes
6:00 pm - Soccer @ McMichael

Thursday, August 24
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. Glenn
4:00 pm - Cross Country @ Beeson Park
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. West Stokes
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. West Stokes
7:00 pm - JV Football @ N. Wilkes

Friday, August 25

7:30 pm - Varsity Football vs. N. Wilkes

Fall sports start schedules are available at  We look forward to seeing you at South soon!

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