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.

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  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

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  

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