Friday, January 3, 2020

Saura Weekly Updates - January 5, 2020

Welcome to 2020! Each year as we roll into January I am reminded how quickly we move through each school year. Graduation for the Class of 2020 is scheduled for Friday, June 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm...exactly five months from today! As we look forward to second semester, we have a Career and College Day scheduled for February that will allow us to help students focus on their next steps. Be watching for more information about the event in the near future.

First Semester Exams
First semester exams will be held January 13 through January 17 with one exam each day.  Exam days will be early dismissals at 12:20 pm.  Students may not be dismissed early from exams until their exam location is called for lunch.  This helps preserve secure testing conditions and helps prevent misadministrations which could require retesting of individual students or groups of students.  Please make sure any appointments for that week are scheduled for after the exam dismissal time.  Students who are finished testing and who bring a note may be dismissed when their building is released from lunch.  If your student plans to leave when they are called to lunch, please make sure to send a note on each exam day.  Homeroom teachers shared this information with students on Friday as well.  Please contact the school if you have any questions.

Monday, January 13 - 1st Period Exams
Tuesday, January 14 - 2nd Period Exams
Wednesday, January 15 - 3rd Period Exams
Thursday, January 16 - 4th Period Exams
Friday, January 17 - Makeup Exams

Drivers Ed Registration
There are only a few more days to register for the next drivers's education class.  The class will be held January 22 through February 4 from 3:30 pm until 6:30 pm in the auditorium at South Stokes.  The class is open to students born on or before July 22, 2005.  Registration will close on January 8 and the class roster will be posted January 10.  Get all the details and register on the South Stokes DRIVERS ED PAGE.

Yearbooks and Senior Ads
Yearbooks are on sale for $65 until the end of first semester. You can purchase them online at or in school.  Be sure to order yours now before the price goes up to $75 second semester!

Senior ads are on sale until January 20. More information can be found on the yearbook tab of the senior page.

Upcoming Events
Monday, January 6
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. North Wilkes

Tuesday, January 7
6:00 pm - Wrestling vs. East Surry

Wednesday, January 8
3:30 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting (F2)

Friday, January 10
4:30 pm - Basketball vs. WS Prep (No JV Girls)
Wrestling @ Eden Morehead

Saturday, January 11
Wrestling @ Eden Morehead

In the weeks ahead...

Monday, January 13
1st Period Exams
12:20 pm - Early Dismissal 

Tuesday, January 14
2nd Period Exams
12:20 pm - Early Dismissal 
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

Wednesday, January 15
3rd Period Exams
12:20 pm - Early Dismissal 

Thursday, January 16
4th Period Exams
12:20 pm - Early Dismissal 

Friday, January 17
Make-up Exams
End of First Semester
12:20 pm - Early Dismissal 
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. Mt. Airy
6:00 pm - Wrestling @ North Stokes (Quad Match - SSHS, NSHS, Bishop McGuinness, Patrick County)

Saturday, January 18
Poetry Out Loud District Competition @ The Arts Place

Monday, January 20
Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

Tuesday, January 21
Teacher Workday
4:00 pm - Basketball @ Bishop McGuinness
6:00 pm - Wrestling @ Mt. Airy

Wednesday, January 22
First Day of Second Semester
Drivers Ed Class Begins (3:30 - 6:30 pm in Auditorium)

Thursday, January 23
3:30 pm - Drivers Ed Class

Friday, January 24
3:30 pm - Drivers Ed Class
4:00 pm - Basketball @ East Surry

Monday, January 27
3:30 pm - Drivers Ed Class

Tuesday, January 28
3:30 pm - Drivers Ed Class
4:00 pm -Basketball vs. North Stokes

Wednesday, January 29
3:30 pm - Drivers Ed
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. West Stokes

Thursday, January 30
3:30 pm - Drivers Ed

Friday, January 31
3:30 pm - Drivers Ed
4:30 pm - Basketball @ WS Prep

Saturday, February 1
Wrestling Conference Tournament @ North Stokes

Monday, February 3
Second Semester Fee Collection Begins (Pay fees online or in the office)

Wednesday, February 12
5:30 pm- 7:30 pm - Financial Aid (FAFSA) Night

Sports News

Winter sports schedules for basketball and wrestling are now available.  Sports 
schedules can be also be found on the South Stokes Calendar You can find additional information on players and more at  Additional schedules will be added as available

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!


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