Saturday, August 17, 2019

Saura Weekly Updates - August 18, 2019

Freshman Orientation & Open House
We hope everyone plans to attend Freshman Orientation and Open House on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.  We begin the afternoon with Freshman Orientation at 3:30 pm, followed by a Freshman Parent Meeting at 5:00 pm.  Open House for all students will be held from 6:00-7:30 pm.  Come and pick up student schedules, meet with this semester's teachers, and get information about all of the upcoming events.  Be sure to check out the Freshman Orientation and Open House information available here and on our website.  We are looking forward to a wonderful 2019-2020 school year!

Update Student Information
With the start of school quickly approaching, we want to make sure students' information is up to date. If you have recently moved or changed phone numbers please be sure to call the school with the updated contact information.

Parking Permits
Parking permit applications are available on the school website under the student section. Permits can be purchased at Open House starting at 6:00 pm in the office. Please double check to make sure your application is filled out completely, including the parent signature. Checks must include a phone number.

Chromebook Pick-up

Freshmen Chromebook training and pick-up will begin the evening of Open House at the Freshman Parent Meeting on August 20.  The Chromebook Agreement Form (last page) and $25 insurance/maintenance fee are due at time of pick-up.  At 7:00 pm there will be a training for new students and their families.  Returning students may pick up their Chromebooks on Thursday, August 22 between 1:00 and 4:00 pm or the first week of school.

Students and parents/guardians who have already had training at South Stokes are not required to attend another training, but all students will need to turn in an updated Chromebook Agreement Form (last page) and the insurance/maintenance fee to receive their devices.

First Day of School
Saura Staff at the Back-to-School Conference
The first day of the 2019-2020 school year will be Monday, August 26.  Students will report to the main gym when the bell rings at 8:25 am for a brief welcome before going to homeroom.  Students will visit all four classes on the first day.  Tuesday, August 27 students will report to homeroom when the bell rings at 8:25 am and then will attend their four other classes.  Wednesday, August 28 we will begin our regular bell schedule:

Regular Bell Schedule
8:00 – 8:25 Smart Breakfast (Tutoring)
8:30 – 10:00 1st Period (90 min)
10:05 – 11:40 2nd Period (95 min)
11:45 – 1:40 3rd Period (90 min) & Lunch
1:45 – 3:20 4th Period (95 min)

11:45 – 12:10 1st Lunch: C Building
12:15 -12:40 2nd Lunch: D, E, & F Buildings
1:15 – 1:40 3rd Lunch: PE, JROTC & Outer Buildings

Saura Band getting ready to perform at Convocation.

Upcoming Events
Monday, August 19
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Rockingham Co HS
6:00 pm - Soccer at Starmount

Tuesday, August 20

3:30 pm - Freshman Orientation 
5:00 pm - Freshman Parent/Guardian Meeting (Cafeteria)
6:00 - 7:30 pm - Open House (All Students)

Wednesday, August 21

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

Thursday, August 22

1:00-4:00 pm - Chromebook Pick-up
5:00 pm - Volleyball at North Forsyth
6:00 pm - Soccer @ North Surry
7:00 pm - JV Football vs. West Stokes

Friday, August 23

7:30 pm - Varsity Football @ West Stokes

Monday, August 26

First Day for Students (Students report to the gym when the bell rings)

Link to 2019-2020 Stokes County Schools Calendars

 Sports News

Fall schedules will soon be online at  We are also adding sports schedules to the South Stokes Calendar and the front page of the website as we receive schedules.

Sports Physicals:  Student athletes all must have a current sports physical on file to participate in workouts, practices, and competitions.   Your doctor will need to complete the sports physical form  and should be signed by the student's parent/guardian.

We look forward to seeing you soon!