Saturday, September 21, 2019

Saura Weekly Updates - September 22, 2019

Congratulations to our newest Beta Club Members!

It is hard to believe we are almost half way through the first quarter of the school year! This week we are hosting a conference night on Tuesday from 5:00 - 7:00 pm.  We encourage you to drop by that evening to get an update on how your student is progressing this semester.  

Congratulations to the sophomores who earned a five minute break during homeroom on Friday for being the grade level with the best attendance for the week!  Regular attendance is crucial for success and we appreciate your support in reinforcing the importance of being in school on time every day!

Fall Family Conferences

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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.

We also encourage you to check your student's progress in PowerSchool.  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.

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.

College, Career, and More:  Counselor Updates
Our counselors send emails and post updates on Twitter @SSHSCounselors about upcoming opportunities and college and career information.  Encourage your student to connect with counselors and check their email regularly to stay up-to-date.  You can also get information from their website  If you would like to set up a meeting with your child's counselor about future courses and post-secondary plans, you can reach them at 336-994-2995 or via email:

9th & 11th Grade Counselor -
10th & 12th Grade Counselor -

We also have a College Adviser, Ms. Tabitha Dean, working with our counselors this year.  Ms. Dean can be reached at school or at

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
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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


Upcoming Events

Monday, September 23
4:00 pm - Golf @ Hemlock
5:00 pm - Volleyball @ West Stokes
Fall Sports Pictures (after school)

Tuesday, September 24
Saura Marching Band at The Stokes Stomp
4:30 pm - Tennis @ Mount Airy
5:00 pm - JV Volleyball vs. Reagan
6:00 pm - Varsity Volleyball vs. WS Prep
5:00 - 7:00 pm - Family / Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, September 25
8:00 am - SGA Officer Meeting
4:30 pm - Tennis @ Forbush
UNCG Representative on Campus (See Ms. Spargo or Ms. Dean for info)

Thursday, September 26
8:00 am - Beta Club Meeting
4:30 pm - Tennis @ Bishop McGuinness
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Bishop McGuinness
5:00 pm - Soccer @ NC Leadership Academy

In the weeks ahead...

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

Friday, October 4
Teacher Workday - No School for Students

Monday, October 7
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

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

Friday, October 11

Monday, October 21-Friday, October 25
College Application Week

Tuesday, October 29
5:30 - 7:30 pm - Financial Aid Night

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.

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)

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