Friday, September 13, 2019

Saura Weekly Updates - September 15, 2019

It was another great week at South!  Club Rush was Thursday and hopefully students found an organization they might want to get involved in this year.  As the fall semester continues, be on the lookout for several college visits and the College Fair coming in October!

Football Helmets: Vote for the Sauras!

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina and the Caroline Panthers are sponsoring #WEARITLIKEAPRO.  Vote for South Stokes to win the same football helmets worn by the Panthers at this LINK.

School Fees
We are now collecting school fees.  Please see the fee chart below to determine what is owed for this semester.  Fees can be paid in the office before school, between classes, during lunch, or after school.

Stokes County Fee Schedule, 2019-2020

Anatomy – Adv. Sci.
Athletic Fee (one time)
Chemistry – Adv. Sci.
Driver’s Education
Lock Rental
Lost Lock
Parking Permit
Physical Education
Science – Regular
  -AP Science
Spanish Workbook


Update Student Information
SnapCodes and links to update student information have been distributed to
families.  Please review your student's information and make any necessary updates as soonas possible to help us keep our records up-to-date.   Enter your SnapCode at the Returning Student link HERE.  New students who have already filled out paper registration forms for this school year do not need to complete the online registration.  If you did not receive a SnapCode, please contact the school and speak to Jill Tuttle who will be glad to help you with the code.

Fall Family Conferences

Families and students are encouraged to attend our Family Conferences for fall semester classes on Tuesday, September 24 from 5:00-7:00 pm.  Teachers will be available in their classrooms that evening to share about students' progress for the semester.  This is also an excellent opportunity to learn about the curriculum in courses.  Feel free to drop in any time that evening to meet with teachers; no appointment is needed.

"Here Comes the Bus" App
We have been told the "Here Comes the Bus" App data has been updated.  Hopefully you can now  track your bus in the morning and afternoon if your child was originally on the bus route.  Students who were just recently added to routes may not be updated yet, but should be up-to-date soon.

Chromebook Pick-up
Students who have not picked up their Chromebook are encouraged to pick them up as soon as possible.   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.  If you would like information on a payment plan for the insurance fee, please contact Mrs. Cheek.

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


Stokes County Schools Student Handbook

South Stokes High School Student Handbook

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 (Currently not updating information correctly, but should be fixed soon)

Student Accident Insurance

Update Student Information (SnapCodes went to parent/guardian email or contact Jill Tuttle for code)

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, September 16
4:00 pm - Golf @ Hemlock
4:30 pm - Tennis @ McMichael
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

Tuesday, September 17
4:30 pm - Tennis @ North Stokes
5:00 pm - Cross Country @ Fischer River Invitational
5:00 pm - Volleyball @ East Surry
6:00 pm- Soccer @ North Wilkes

Wednesday, September 18
8:00 am - SGA Officers Meeting
3:30 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting (F2)
6:30 pm - Beta Club Inductions

Thursday, September 19
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. WS Prep
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Mt. Airy
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. Atkins
7:00 pm - JV Football @ Elkin

Friday, September 20
7:30 pm - Football vs. Elkin (Endowment Game - Only NCCA/NCHSAA passes accepted)

In the weeks ahead...

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

Wednesday, September 25
UNCG Representative on Campus (See Ms. Spargo or Ms. Dean for info)

Wednesday, October 2
11:00 am - 12:00 Noon - College Fair

Tuesday, October 8
Jostens meets with seniors (Graduation Order Information)
Jostens meets with sophomores (Class Ring Information)

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 website.  You 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.

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