Friday, August 31, 2018

Saura Weekly Updates - September 2, 2018














Thank you to our Saura students, families, and staff for helping make the first week of the 2018-2019 school year a great one!  We hope you were able to check out pictures from the week on Twitter (@SauraPride) and Facebook!  

This week students are out of school on Monday for the Labor Day Holiday and will return to school on Tuesday.


Events This Week


Monday, September 3
No School - Labor Day Holiday

Tuesday, September 4
8:00 am - Coding Club Interest Meeting (Media Center)
8:00 am - Powder Puff Meeting (all grade levels)

Wednesday, September 5
8:00 am - Quiz Bowl Meeting (Media Center)
Club Rush During Lunches (Learn about clubs at Southern)

Thursday, September 6
Fall Pictures (9th-11th graders)

Friday, September 7
Senior Picture Makeups 
Fee Waiver Forms Due
Parking Application Priority Deadline
Voting for SGA Representatives
Pep Rally

Saturday, September 8
Band in Stokes Stomp Parade (Moratock Park)



Other dates to remember...

Tuesday, September 11
Begin Collecting Fees for Fall Semester Classes

Wednesday, September 12
6:30 am - Athletic Boosters Meeting (At Concession Stand)



Fall Pictures and Senior Portrait Make-ups
Fall pictures are this week!  

Underclassmen Pictures
Freshmen, Sophomores, and Juniors should report to the back gym on Thursday, September 6 at their picture time.

Homerooms:
8:30 am - Fouche
8:40 am - Gentry & Worth
8:50 am - Garcia-Fischer & Tuttle
9:00 am - Amos & Roudabush
9:10 am - Clark & Holland
9:20 am - Cox
9:30 am - Snow & Dempsey
9:40 am - J. Holmes & P. Jones
9:50 am - Oakley & K. Smith
10:05 am - P. Cromer & Voss
10:15 am - R. Smith & Jessup
10:25 am - Howell
10:35 am - Lemons & Hunter
10:45 am - Dunn & M. Holmes
10:55 am - B. Jones & Boak
11:05 am - Haymore & McBride
11:15 am - Last call for underclassmen


Senior Portrait Make-Up Sessions
Seniors who did not have their pictures made this summer should report to the back gym on Friday, September 7 at their assigned time.  It is free to have your picture made for the yearbook, but seniors who would like proofs sent to their home should bring a $20 sitting fee.

Photo Times (by last name):
A-B:  8:30 am 
C-D:  8:50 am
E-H:  9:10 am
I-M:  9:25 am
N-S:  9:40 am
T-Z:  9:55 am


Free & Reduced Lunch and Fee Waivers


We encourage all families to complete the Free & Reduced Lunch Forms to see if they qualify.  You can now complete them ONLINE or on paper.  If you need a paper form for Free & Reduced Lunch or a Fee Waiver form, you can pick them up in the office.


Chromebook Pick-up



Most of our students have picked up their Chromebooks for the year.  If your child has not picked up their Chromebook and you need the parent training, please call the school for an appointment.  If the $25 insurance fee is a significant hardship, contact Mrs. Cheek for information about a payment plan.

School Fees

We will begin collecting school fees in the office on Tuesday, September 11.  Students will receive slips with information about fees owed in homeroom on Friday.  If paying by check, be sure to include a phone number on the check.


Stokes County Fee Schedule, 2018-2019


Course/Activity
Fee
Anatomy – Adv. Sci.
$10.00
Art
$12.00
Athletic Fee (one time)
$5.00
Band
$12.00
Chemistry – Adv. Sci.
$10.00
Drama/Chorus
$10.00
Driver’s Education
$65.00
Lock Rental
$3.00
Lost Lock
$5.00
Math
$5.00
Parking Permit
$40.00
Physical Education
$8.00
Science – Regular
$5.00
 -AP Science
$10.00
Spanish Workbook
$12.00



Update Student Registration Information Online
You should have received an email to complete student registration or a paper copy of your SnapCode attached to your child's schedule at Open House.  If you have not already done so, please complete your child's student information materials online at http://www.stokes.k12.nc.us/enroll-in-our-schools.html.  Completing these forms will help ensure we have the most up-to-date contact information to help us maintain contact with you about your child's progress at school.  



New Security Features
Installation should be completed soon on our new security system.  When it is completely installed, there will be a sign on the front doors as a reminder to ring for entrance.




Parking Applications
Parking applications for the 2018-2019 school year are now available.  A complete application includes a signed application, "It's My Call/It's Your Call" form, and the $40 permit fee.  Parking places will be assigned based on when applications are received.  Seniors who submit forms by September 7 will receive first priority for front lot spots.  You may download the required forms from https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cSyNV67Thw5RfsI866UVBIO4aIqkOjc8.  






Sports News and Schedules
All students interested in participating in athletics must have a current physical on file (PHYSICAL FORM).  For more information about teams, practices, and more, see Coach Adams or the coaches of each sport.  

Tuesday, September 4
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. WS Prep
4:00 pm - Golf @ Cross Creek (Mt. Airy, SSHS, E. Surry, NSHS)
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Glenn
5:00 pm - Cross Country @ Fischer Park
6:00 pm - Soccer @ North Surry

Wednesday, September 5
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Rockingham Co. HS
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. Atkins

Thursday, September 6
4:30 pm - Tennis @ Mt. Airy
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. Starmount
6:00 pm - Varsity Volleyball @ NC Leadership Academy
7:00 pm - JV Football @ Alleghany

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


GO SAURAS!!

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Saura Weekly Updates - August 26, 2018














Monday is the first day of school!  We want to thank everyone who came out to our 2018 Open House and Freshman Orientation!  Over 85% of students picked up their schedules on Tuesday night and several others came by later in the week.  We appreciate your interest and involvement in South!  All students will report to the gym when the bell rings on Monday morning.  After the assembly, they will report to homeroom and receive new copies of their schedules.


Bus Routes

Bus routes for the 2018-2019 school year have been adjusted due to the loss of one bus.  Bus drivers worked on calling families last week to give an approximate pick up time for Monday morning.  Please note pick up times are approximate!  Please plan to be ready 15-20 minutes before the pick up time in case the bus is running early.


Chromebook Distribution Information
Returning students who have previously checked out a Chromebook are not required to attend training and may pick up their Chromebook the first day of school.  Students should bring a completed Student/Parent Chromebook Agreement Form (last page) for 2018-2019 and the $25 insurance/maintenance fee to receive their Chromebook.

On Monday, teachers will send students needing Chromebooks to the library according to the following schedule:

12th Graders - 1st period
11th Graders - 2nd period
10th Graders - 3rd period
9th Graders - 4th period




Update Student Registration Information Online
You should have received an email to complete student registration or a paper copy of your SnapCode attached to your child's schedule at Open House.  If you have not already done so, please complete your child's student information materials online at http://www.stokes.k12.nc.us/enroll-in-our-schools.html.  Completing these forms will help ensure we have the most up-to-date contact information to help us maintain contact with you about your child's progress at school.  


Drivers Ed Registration
Registration for the next drivers ed class is now available on the Drivers Ed page of the South Stokes website.  Students must be born on or before March 10, 2004 to register for the class.  The class will be held September 10-24 from 4:00-7:00 pm in the auditorium at South Stokes.  Registration will close on August 31.  Please read all information on the Drivers Ed page and complete the registration form if your child is eligible for the class.



2018-2019 School Calendar
You can find the calendar for the 2018-2019 school year at http://www.stokes.k12.nc.us/calendar.html


Changes for 2018-2019
In an effort to continually provide a safe and secure environment for students, we would like to make you aware of a few changes for the upcoming school year.

Door Buzzers - Shortly after school starts we will have a new buzzer system in place to monitor entrance into the school and across campus.  You will notice a button to the right of the front entrance that will soon be operational that you will use to gain access to campus during the school day.  Additional details will be provided as installation is completed.

Parking Lot and Car Rider Pickup - Please remember that the speed limit in the school parking lot is 10 mph, especially at dismissal time.  We ask that students and parents follow the traffic pattern around the front entrance of the school when dropping off and picking up students each day.  Cutting across and through parking spaces during dismissal is dangerous and poses undue risk to students and families.  Car riders may be picked up in front of academic buildings where there is more supervision at dismissal.  The parking lot is usually clear by 3:30 pm.

Pets on Campus - You will notice new signs on campus now.  Please note only service animals that comply with NC General Statute 168 are allowed on campus.

We thank the School Board attending to the safety and security of our students and appreciate your support.



Parking Applications
Parking applications for the 2018-2019 school year are now available.  A complete application includes a signed application, "It's My Call/It's Your Call" form, and the $40 permit fee.  Parking places will be assigned based on when applications are received.  Seniors who submit forms by September 7 will receive first priority for front lot spots.  You may download the required forms from https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cSyNV67Thw5RfsI866UVBIO4aIqkOjc8.  



Events This Week


Monday, August 27
First Day of School - All Students Report to the Gym
Chromebook Distribution for Returning Students 

Tuesday, August 28
7:00 pm - Band Boosters Meeting

Thursday, August 30
8:00 am - SGA Interest Meeting (D5)


Other dates to remember...


Monday, September 3
No School - Labor Day Holiday

Thursday, September 6
Fall Pictures (9th-11th graders)

Friday, September 7
Senior Picture Makeups 
Fee Waiver Forms Due
Parking Application Priority Deadline

Saturday, September 8
Band in Stokes Stomp Parade (Moratock Park)

Tuesday, September 11
Begin Collecting Fees for Fall Semester Classes





Sports News and Schedules
All students interested in participating in athletics must have a current physical on file (PHYSICAL FORM).  For more information about teams, practices, and more, see Coach Adams or the coaches of each sport.  


Monday, August 27

4:00 pm - Tennis vs. McMichael
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. West Stokes
6:00 pm - Soccer @ West Stokes

Tuesday, August 28
4:30 pm - Tennis @ West Stokes
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. North Surry

Wednesday, August 29
4:00 pm - Golf @ Pilot Knob (SSHS, E Surry, WSHS, NSHS, Mt. Airy)
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. North Forsyth

Thursday, August 30
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. Glenn
6:00 pm - Soccer @ North Wilkes
7:00 pm - JV Football vs. Trinity

Friday, August 31
7:30 pm - Varsity Football @ Trinity


GO SAURAS!!

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Saura Weekly Updates - August 19, 2018















Open House & Freshman Orientation
Be sure to add Open House and Freshman Orientation to your calendars for Tuesday, August 21.  
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D4XPsLluyWtV4H3F0noVOeyzpCt69ZfiM7vYjKUt0Sw/edit?usp=sharing
CLICK FOR DETAILS

3:30 pm - Freshman Orientation Begins for 9th Graders (Cafeteria)

5:00 pm - Freshman Parent Meeting, Chromebook Training and Distribution

6:00 - 7:30 pm - Open House (Information & Welcome in Cafeteria)

7:00 pm - Chromebook Training for New Students and Make-up Session for 9th grade students and parents (Library - $25 insurance/maintenance fee for Chromebooks)

Complete times and details can be found in the OPEN HOUSE document.   

Thursday, August 23 - 1 pm - 4 pm - Chromebook distribution for returning students who previously had a Chromebook (Form and $25 insurance/maintenance fee required)



Chromebook Distribution Information
Students who have not had a Chromebook at South Stokes will need to attend the Student/Parent Chromebook training prior to being issued a Chromebook.  Returning students who have previously checked out a Chromebook are not required to attend training.  All students will need to complete a Student/Parent Chromebook Agreement Form (last page) for 2018-2019 and pay the $25 insurance/maintenance fee to receive their Chromebook.

Dates/Times for Training & Distribution:

New Students & Freshmen

Tuesday, August 21 at Open House
   - 5:00 pm - Parent/Student Meeting for Freshmen will include Chromebook Training (Auditorium)

   - 7:00 pm - Parent/Student for New Students and make-up session for freshmen (Library)


First Week of School (Aug 27-31)
   - Trainings by appointment



Returning Students who previously checked out Chromebooks
(Parents not required to attend)

Thursday, August 23  
   - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Library - bring form and fee)

First Week of School (Library - bring form and fee)




BETA Club School Supplies Drive
The South Stokes BETA Club will be collecting school supplies at Open House.  If you would like to donate, bring paper, pencils, notebooks, and other school supplies and drop them off at the BETA Club table to help supply the needs of students.



Update Student Registration Information Online

As we work to consume less paper, please complete your child's student information materials online at http://www.stokes.k12.nc.us/enroll-in-our-schools.html.  Completing these forms will help ensure we have the most up-to-date contact information to help us maintain contact with you about your child's progress at school.


Drivers Ed Registration
Registration for the next drivers ed class is now available on the Drivers Ed page of the South Stokes website.  Students must be born on or before March 10, 2004 to register for the class.  The class will be held September 10-24 from 4:00-7:00 pm in the auditorium at South Stokes.  Registration will close on August 31.  Please read all information on the Drivers Ed page and complete the registration form if your child is eligible for the class.


New Student Registration
Welcome to South Stokes!  Students transferring to South Stokes who did not attend Southeastern or Chestnut Grove should make sure to contact the Counseling Department prior to Open House.  New students will need to complete demographic information and provide information about previous school(s) attended.  Once records are obtained from the previous school, we will be able to create schedules for the 2018-2019 school year.  Call the school at 336-994-2995 for information about documents needed for enrollment.




2018-2019 School Calendar

You can find the calendar for the 2018-2019 school year at http://www.stokes.k12.nc.us/calendar.html


Changes for 2018-2019
In an effort to continually provide a safe and secure environment for students, we would like to make you aware of a few changes for the upcoming school year.

Door Buzzers - Shortly after school starts we will have a new buzzer system in place to monitor entrance into the school and across campus.  You will notice a button to the right of the front entrance that will soon be operational that you will use to gain access to campus during the school day.  Additional details will be provided as installation is completed.

Parking Lot and Car Rider Pickup - Please remember that the speed limit in the school parking lot is 10 mph, especially at dismissal time.  We ask that students and parents follow the traffic pattern around the front entrance of the school when dropping off and picking up students each day.  Cutting across and through parking spaces during dismissal is dangerous and poses undue risk to students and families.  Car riders may be picked up in front of academic buildings where there is more supervision at dismissal.  The parking lot is usually clear by 3:30 pm.

Pets on Campus - You will notice new signs on campus now.  Please note only service animals that comply with NC General Statute 168 are allowed on campus.

We thank the School Board attending to the safety and security of our students and appreciate your support.



Parking Applications

Parking applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be accepted beginning at Open House on Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 pm.  A complete application includes a signed application, "It's My Call/It's Your Call" form, and the $40 permit fee.  Parking places will be assigned based on when applications are received.  Seniors who submit forms by September 7 will receive first priority for front lot spots.  You may download the required forms from https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cSyNV67Thw5RfsI866UVBIO4aIqkOjc8.  



Events This Week

Tuesday, August 21
3:30 pm - Freshman Orientation
5:00 pm - Freshman Parent Meeting & Chromebook Training
6:00 - 7:30 pm - OPEN HOUSE & Chromebook Distribution for 9th Graders
7:00 pm - Chromebook Training (New Students & Makeup for 9th Graders)

Thursday, August 23
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Chromebook Distribution for Returning Students (who previously checked out Chromebook).  Bring Form and $25 insurance/maintenance fee

Monday, August 27
First Day of School - All Students Report to the Gym

First Week of School 
Chromebook Distribution for Returning Students - Will need form and fee
Call to schedule parent Chromebook training for new users


Other dates to remember...

Monday, September 3

No School - Labor Day Holiday

Thursday, September 6
Fall Pictures (9th-11th graders)

Friday, September 7
Senior Picture Makeups 
Fee Waiver Forms Due
Parking Application Priority Deadline

Tuesday, September 11
Begin Collecting Fees for Fall Semester Classes





Sports News and Schedules
All students interested in participating in athletics must have a current physical on file (PHYSICAL FORM).  For more information about teams, practices, and more, see Coach Adams or the coaches of each sport.  


Monday, August 20

4:00 pm - Tennis @ Forbush
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. East Wilkes
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. North Wilkes

Tuesday, August 21
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. Rockingham Co. HS

Wednesday, August 22
5:00 pm - Volleyball @ Rockingham Co. HS
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. McMichael

Thursday, August 23
4:00 pm - Tennis @ Glenn
5:00 pm - Volleyball @ McMichael
7:00 pm - JV Football vs. North Wilkes

Friday, August 17

7:30 pm - Varsity Football @ North Wilkes





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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Saura Updates - August 12, 2018
















Band Camp 
Band camp will be held August 13-15 from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  Don't miss your opportunity to be a part of the marching Sauras!










Open House & Freshman Orientation
Be sure to add Open House and Freshman Orientation to your calendars for Tuesday, August 21.  
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1D4XPsLluyWtV4H3F0noVOeyzpCt69ZfiM7vYjKUt0Sw/edit?usp=sharing
CLICK FOR DETAILS

3:30 pm - Freshman Orientation Begins for 9th Graders (Cafeteria)

5:00 pm - Freshman Parent Meeting, Chromebook Training and Distribution

6:00 - 7:30 pm - Open House (Information & Welcome in Cafeteria)

7:00 pm - Chromebook Training for New Students and Make-up Session for 9th grade students and parents (Library - $25 insurance/maintenance fee for Chromebooks)

Complete times and details can be found in the OPEN HOUSE document.   

Thursday, August 23 - 1 pm - 4 pm - Chromebook distribution for returning students who previously had a Chromebook (Form and $25 insurance/maintenance fee required)



Chromebook Distribution Information
Students who have not had a Chromebook at South Stokes will need to attend the Student/Parent Chromebook training prior to being issued a Chromebook.  Returning students who have previously checked out a Chromebook are not required to attend training.  All students will need to complete a Student/Parent Chromebook Agreement Form (last page) for 2018-2019 and pay the $25 insurance/maintenance fee to receive their Chromebook.

Dates/Times for Training & Distribution:

New Students & Freshmen

Tuesday, August 21 at Open House
   - 5:00 pm - Parent/Student Meeting for Freshmen will include Chromebook Training (Auditorium)

   - 7:00 pm - Parent/Student for New Students and make-up session for freshmen (Library)


First Week of School (Aug 27-31)
   - Trainings by appointment



Returning Students who previously checked out Chromebooks
(Parents not required to attend)

Thursday, August 23  
   - 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Library - bring form and fee)

First Week of School (Library - bring form and fee)




BETA Club School Supplies Drive
The South Stokes BETA Club will be collecting school supplies at Open House.  If you would like to donate, bring paper, pencils, notebooks, and other school supplies and drop them off at the BETA Club table to help supply the needs of students.




Drivers Ed Registration
Registration for the next drivers ed class is now available on the Drivers Ed page of the South Stokes website.  Students must be born on or before March 10, 2004 to register for the class.  The class will be held September 10-24 from 4:00-7:00 pm in the auditorium at South Stokes.  Registration will close on August 31.  Please read all information on the Drivers Ed page and complete the registration form if your child is eligible for the class.


New Student Registration
Welcome to South Stokes!  Students transferring to South Stokes who did not attend Southeastern or Chestnut Grove should make sure to contact the Counseling Department prior to Open House.  New students will need to complete demographic information and provide information about previous school(s) attended.  Once records are obtained from the previous school, we will be able to create schedules for the 2018-2019 school year.  Call the school at 336-994-2995 for information about documents needed for enrollment.


Changes for 2018-2019
In an effort to continually provide a safe and secure environment for students, we would like to make you aware of a few changes for the upcoming school year.

Door Buzzers - Shortly after school starts we will have a new buzzer system in place to monitor entrance into the school and across campus.  You will notice a button to the right of the front entrance that will soon be operational that you will use to gain access to campus during the school day.  Additional details will be provided as installation is completed.

Parking Lot and Car Rider Pickup - Please remember that the speed limit in the school parking lot is 10 mph, especially at dismissal time.  We ask that students and parents follow the traffic pattern around the front entrance of the school when dropping off and picking up students each day.  Cutting across and through parking spaces during dismissal is dangerous and poses undue risk to students and families.  Car riders may be picked up in front of academic buildings where there is more supervision at dismissal.  The parking lot is usually clear by 3:30 pm.

Pets on Campus - You will notice new signs on campus now.  Please note only service animals that comply with NC General Statute 168 are allowed on campus.

We thank the School Board attending to the safety and security of our students and appreciate your support.



Parking Applications

Parking applications for the 2018-2019 school year will be accepted beginning at Open House on Tuesday, August 21 at 6:00 pm.  A complete application includes a signed application, "It's My Call/It's Your Call" form, and the $40 permit fee.  Parking places will be assigned based on when applications are received with seniors receiving first priority for front lot spots.  You may download the required forms from https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cSyNV67Thw5RfsI866UVBIO4aIqkOjc8.  



Events This Week
Monday, August 13 - Wednesday, August 15
8:30 am - 4:30 pm - Band Camp

Saturday, August 18
JROTC team participates in Purple Heart Ceremony


Other dates to remember...

Tuesday, August 21
3:30 pm - Freshman Orientation
5:00 pm - Freshman Parent Meeting & Chromebook Training
6:00 - 7:30 pm - OPEN HOUSE & Chromebook Distribution for 9th Graders
7:00 pm - Chromebook Training (New Students & Makeup for 9th Graders)

Thursday, August 23
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm - Chromebook Distribution for Returning Students (who previously checked out Chromebook).  Bring Form and $25 insurance/maintenance fee

Monday, August 27
First Day of School - All Students Report to the Gym

First Week of School 
Chromebook Distribution for Returning Students - Will need form and fee
Call to schedule parent Chromebook training for new users




Sports News and Schedules
All students interested in participating in athletics must have a current physical on file (PHYSICAL FORM).  For more information about teams, practices, and more, see Coach Adams or the coaches of each sport.  


Tuesday, August 14

4:00 pm - Tennis @ Rockingham County HS
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. McMichael
6:00 pm - Soccer @ McMichael

Wednesday, August 15
4:00 pm - Cross Country @ Forbush
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. West Stokes

Thursday, August 16
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. West Stokes
5:00 pm - Volleyball @ North Forsyth
7:00 pm - JV Football vs. West Stokes

Friday, August 17
7:30 pm - Varsity Football vs. West Stokes

Saturday, August 18
10:00 am - Varsity Volleyball @ McMichael Tournament




CLICK FOR SCHEDULES