Friday, September 6, 2019

Saura Weekly Updates - September 8, 2019

Update Student Information
SnapCodes and links to update student information went out this week in emails 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.

School Fees

We will start collecting fees on Wednesday, September 11.  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

Dismissal Traffic Changes - THANK YOU!

Thank you for your patience as we implemented a new car rider pick-up plan.  We are still making a few minor changes, but the plan seems to be working and the road is no longer blocked getting into the school.  

"Here Comes the Bus" App

The "Here Comes the Bus" App is currently not functioning correctly.  Technicians are working on the problem and we hope it is resolved soon so you can track your bus in the morning and afternoon.

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.

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.  The registration deadline is Wednesday, September 11

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.

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 9
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. North Surry
4:00 pm - Golf @ Hemlock
4:30 pm - Volleyball @ Alleghany
6:00 pm - Soccer vs. East Wilkes

Tuesday, September 10
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. Bishop McGuinness
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Reagan (JV Only) & NC Leadership Academy (V)
6:00 pm - Soccer @ Walkertown

Wednesday, September 11
Registration for Drivers Ed Closes
8:00 am - SGA Officer Meeting (MANDATORY)
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Parkland

Thursday, September 12
Club Rush During Lunch
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. East Surry
4:30 pm - Cross Country @ North Forsyth
6:00 pm - Soccer @ West Stokes
7:00 pm - JV Football vs. McMichael

Friday, September 13
8:00 am - SGA Meeting (MANDATORY)
Homecoming Nominations During Lunch
7:30 pm - Varsity Football @ McMichael

In the weeks ahead...

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

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

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 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