Saturday, August 24, 2019

Saura Weekly Updates - August 25, 2019

Thank you to everyone who came out to Freshman Orientation and Open House last week!  We are very excited to have students returning to school on Monday and were happy to see almost 90% of our students last Tuesday.  Students should report to the gym on Monday morning when the bell rings for a brief opening assembly.  It's going to be a great year and we're glad to have you as a part of the Saura Story!

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

Update Student Information

Most families of returning students should soon receive an email or letter with their SnapCode to update student information.  Please use the SnapCodes to verify and update student information HERE.  New students who have already filled out paper registration forms for this school year do not need to complete the online registration.  

Parking Permits

Parking permit applications are available on the school website under the student section. All past fees must be paid to obtain a parking pass.  Please double check to make sure your application is filled out completely, including the parent signature. Checks must include a phone number.  Parking spots will be assigned beginning on September 5th in the order that applications were received with seniors receiving first priority for front lot parking spots followed by juniors.  Applications submitted after 4:00 pm on September 4th will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis with no further priority given to grade level.

Chromebook Pick-up

Students who have not picked up their Chromebooks will be allowed to pick them up the first week of school and a schedule for pickup will be communicated in homeroom.   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.  New students and their families may schedule training by contacting Mrs. Himmelspach or Mrs. Campbell in the media center.  The Chromebook Agreement Form (last page) and $25 insurance/maintenance fee are due at time of pick-up.  

Accident Insurance

Student accident insurance is available to Stokes County Schools students through a group accident insurance policy.  Students participating in athletics, internships, and many other school activities are required to have accident insurance through the group plan or comparable coverage.  Visit the Student Accident Insurance webpage for more information.

Fall Pictures
Fall pictures for 9th-11th graders will be taken on Thursday, September 5.  Students will receive information about pictures in homeroom this week.  Also, seniors who did not have their pictures taken during the summer can have their pictures made for the yearbook on Friday, September 6.  There is no charge for having pictures made for the yearbook, but seniors wishing to have proofs sent to their home should bring a $20 sitting fee.

South Stokes & Stokes County Handbooks
The South Stokes and Stokes County Schools Student Handbooks can both be found online.  Students will be reviewing information from both handbooks during homeroom this week.  You are encouraged to review the handbooks online or you may request a paper copy in the office at school.


Stokes County Schools Student Handbook

South Stokes High School Student Handbook

Drivers Education
Registration for the next drivers ed class is now available on the South Stokes website on the Drivers Ed Page.  The class will be held beginning September 23 from 3:30-6:30 pm and end on October 7 (no class October 4).  Students born on or before March 23, 2005 are eligible to register for the class.  To register, read the information and complete the online registration form at the bottom of the Drivers Ed Page.  

Helpful Links
Check out the links below to access for much of the information you'll need this school year!


Free & Reduced Lunch Applications - Apply for Free and Reduced Lunch

Child Nutrition Information - Lunch menus, pre-payment options, nutrition and allergy information and more

Athletic Handbook

Here Comes the Bus App to track your bus

Student Accident Insurance

PowerSchool Access
Be sure you have access to PowerSchool to review student grades and attendance!  You can set notifications to receive text messages or emails about grades and attendance as well as see individual assignment grades and more.  If you need assistance accessing your child's account, contact the school and speak with Mrs. Jill Tuttle.

Upcoming Events
Monday, August 26
First Day for Students (Students report to the gym when the bell rings)
4:30 pm - Tennis @ North Surry
5:00 pm - Volleyball @ North Surry
6:00 pm - Soccer @ East Wilkes

Tuesday, August 27
3:10 pm - Girls Golf Interest Meeting (Cafeteria)
4:30 pm - Tennis @ West Stokes
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Alleghany

Wednesday, August 28
8:00 am - Student Government Association (SGA) Interest Meeting
4:00 pm - Women's Golf @ Pilot Knob Park
6:00 pm - Soccer @ Atkins

Thursday, August 29
5:00 pm - Volleyball @ Surry Central
5:00 pm - Cross Country @ Fischer River Park
7:00 pm - JV Football vs. Walkertown

Friday, August 30
7:30 pm - Varsity Football @ Walkertown

In the weeks ahead...

Monday, September 2
Labor Day Holiday - No School

Tuesday, September 3
4:30 pm - Tennis @ WS Prep
5:00 pm - Volleyball @ NC Leadership Academy (Varsity Only)

Wednesday, September 4
Last day for priority parking applications (4 pm deadline)
4:30 pm - Tennis @ Rockingham
5:00 pm - Volleyball @ Rockingham
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. West Stokes

Thursday, September 5
Fall Pictures
4:00 pm - Tennis @ Mount Airy
4:30 pm - Cross Country @ Yadkin Park or Fischer River
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. North Surry
7:00 pm - JV Football @ Trinity

Friday, September 6
Fee Waiver Forms Due
Senior Portrait Makeups
7:30 pm - Football vs. Trinity

Wednesday, September 11
Start collecting fall semester fees

Monday, September 16
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

Wednesday, September 18
3:30 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting (F2)

Tuesday, September 24
5:00 - 7:00 pm - Family / Teacher Conferences

Link to 2019-2020 Stokes County Schools Calendars

 Sports News

Sports schedules can be found on the 
South Stokes Calendar and the front page of the websiteYou can find additional information on players and more at  We are also adding sports schedules to the  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.