Sunday, August 27, 2017

Saura Weekly Updates - August 27, 2017

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Open House and Freshman Orientation this past week. We had a great turnout and appreciate your support of our school and students.

First Day of School
Tomorrow, Monday, August 28, is the first day of school.  Students should report to the main gym when the bell rings at 8:25.  We will have a brief assembly before reporting to homeroom.  Students will also report to homeroom on Tuesday morning before beginning our regular schedule on Wednesday.  For our daily schedule, see our South Stokes website ( and scroll to the bottom of the homepage.

Chromebook Distribution
Students who had a Chromebook last year will be able to pick up their device at school anytime this week with their signed form and $25 insurance / maintenance fee.  Parents or guardians of students who need a device for the first time will need to attend a training session with their child before a Chromebook will be issued.  The next training is scheduled for Tuesday afternoon, August 29 at 4:00 pm in the library.

Important Breakfast & Lunch Information 
Breakfast is $1.25 for students and lunch is $2.70 for students.  This year the cafeteria will also be offering mandarin orange and blue raspberry 100% fruit juice slushies.  The 8 oz. slushies will be $1.00.  Beginning Wednesday, we will also be serving Second Chance Breakfast between 1st and 2nd period.  The prices are the same as the regular breakfast.

This year there is no charging for high school meals.  We strongly encourage every family to complete a Free & Reduced Lunch application.  If you choose not to apply, please write DECLINED across the front.  Free & Reduced Lunch applications must be completed every year in order to determine continued eligibility.  Students who received free or reduced lunch last year will need to reapply in order to continue receiving meals at the adjusted price.  

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 are also available for $40 and are good for all home games throughout the year except playoff games.

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

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

Tuesday, August 29
4:00 - Chromebook Training for New Users (Parents & Students must attend)

Friday, September 1
Pep Rally

Monday, September 4
Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, September 5
Senior Picture Makeups
Seniors getting their picture taken is free, but if they would like to receive proofs in the mail there is a $20 sitting fee. Seniors should report to the BACK GYM for pictures Schedule Times by LAST NAME: A-C: 8:30 D-F: 8:50 G-L: 9:10 M-R: 9:30 S-Z: 9:55

Wednesday, September 6
Drivers Education Class Registration Closes
Fall Pictures
Students should report to the auditorium by homerooms:
8:30 Gentry & Worth
8:40 Garcia-Fischer & Tuttle 
8:50 Amos & Roudabush 
9:00 Clark & Holland 
9:10 Hopkins 
9:20 Snow & Dempsey 
9:30 J Holmes & Jones 
9:40 Elliott & K Smith 
9:50 P Cromer & Voss 
10:00 R Smith 
10:10 Lemons & Jessup 
10:20 Dunn & M Holmes 
10:30 Lineberry & Boak 
10:40 Haymore & McBride 
10:50 Stanley 
11:00 Fouche 
11:10 Last Call

2017-2018 School Calendar

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

Sports News and Schedules
Monday, August 28
4:30 pm - Tennis @ West Stokes
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. North Forsyth

Tuesday, August 29
4:00 pm - Golf @ Pilot Mountain
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. McMichael
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. West Wilkes
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. North Surry

Wednesday, August 30
4:00 pm - Tennis @ Glenn
4:30 pm - Volleyball @ East Wilkes
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. McMichael

Thursday, August 31
4:00 pm - Golf vs. McMichael (Deep Springs)
4:00 pm - Cross Country @ Yadkin
7:00 pm - JV Football @ Trinity

Friday, September 1
7:30 pm - Varsity Football vs. Trinity

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

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