Sunday, February 16, 2020

Saura Weekly Updates - February 16, 2020

Career & College Day went great.  We appreciate our guest speakers, Capella Church of Christ, and our staff for making the day a success!  We plan to gather feedback from students and staff about the day to help make any necessary changes for the future.  Thank you for your patience as we know it was not ideal that the buses were delayed leaving from school.

New Website!
Our new website went live on Thursday.  We will continue to load content, but you should be able to find all the current Saura news available already.  A HUGE "Thank you" to Amanda Campbell for being our webmaster!

Climate Survey
South Stokes is committed to continuous growth and needs your help!! We are completing a climate audit to identify areas of strengths and opportunities for growth within our school. A link to the survey is now available on the school website and below. We ask parents, families, and community members to provide insight into our school climate to help us identify areas in need of improvement. We value your feedback and will use it to plan for the future! Staff and students will also be completing surveys at school.


Spring Semester Conferences
Mark your calendars now for Spring Semester Conferences and Curriculum Fair which will be held Thursday evening, February 27. Teachers will be available in their classrooms to conference with families from 5:30-6:30 pm.

Curriculum Fair & Registration for 2020-2021
Immediately following Spring Semester Conferences, teachers will be available in the gym 6:30-7:15 pm to share information about courses available for the 2020-2021 school year. An informational meeting for rising 9th graders will also be held this evening from 6:00 until 6:30 pm in the cafeteria.

North Carolina School Report Cards 2018-2019
The North Carolina School Report Cards for the 2018-2019 school year are now available on the North Carolina School Report Card Website.  Students were given cards about the school report cards for more information.

The South Stokes Library will be open on Thursday, February 27 from 5:30-6:30 pm during Spring Semester Conferences for parents and community members who would like to use the school computers to complete the Climate Survey or view the 2018-2019 School Report Card. You are also welcome to visit during the school day to use school computers if needed. Please check in at the office and ask to access the survey and/or school report card.

School Fees
Spring semester fees are due.  You may pay online or in the office at school.  Students brought home information about their fees owed last week.  If you have questions about fees, please contact the 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

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 17
Teacher Workday
NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament @ South Stokes
4:00 pm - NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament - North Stokes vs. WS Prep (Women)
5:15 pm - NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament - North Stokes vs. South Stokes (Men)
6:30 pm - NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament - Mount Airy vs. South Stokes (Women)
7:45 pm - NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament - East Surry vs. Bishop McGuinness (Men)

Tuesday, February 18
NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament @ South Stokes
6:00 pm - NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament - East Surry vs. North Stokes/WS Prep Winner (Women)
7:30 pm - NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament - WS Prep vs. North Stokes/South Stokes Winner (Men)

Wednesday, February 19
3:30 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting
NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament @ South Stokes
6:00 pm - NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament - Bishop McGuinness vs. Mount Airy/South Stokes Winner (Women)
7:30 pm - NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament - Mount Airy vs. East Surry/ Bishop McGuinness Winner (Men)
Thursday, February 20
Individual State Wrestling Tournament @ Greensboro Coliseum

Friday, February 21
Individual State Wrestling Tournament @ Greensboro Coliseum
NW1A Conference Basketball Tournament @ South Stokes - Championship Games

Saturday, February 22
Individual State Wrestling Tournament @ Greensboro Coliseum

In the weeks ahead...

Monday, February 24 - Friday, February 28
FFA Week Activities @ Lunch

Tuesday, February 25
ACT Administration (ALL JUNIORS)

Thursday, February 27
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm - Spring Semester Family/Teacher Conferences (Classrooms)
6:00 pm - Rising 9th Grader Meeting (Cafeteria)
6:30 pm - 7:15 pm - Curriculum Fair (Gym)

Tuesday, March 3
ASVAB Administration (See counselor to sign up)

Sports News

The spring sports season is just around the corner.  Sign ups for boys tennis and softball are in the office, baseball tryouts will begin Wednesday, February 12 after school, and soccer workouts have begun.  For information about a specific sport, please call the school or contact coaches. All athletes need to have a current physical form on file before they begin workouts or tryouts.

Spring Sports schedules are almost complete. You can find the softball and baseball schedules linked below. Others will be added as 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!


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)

Link to 2019-2020 Stokes County Schools Calendars

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