Saturday, February 1, 2020

Saura Weekly Updates - February 2, 2020

Students received report cards and fee information in homeroom this past week.  Please be sure to check with your students if you have not seen these materials.  Feel free to contact the school if you have any questions.

Career & College Day - February 11

South Stokes will be holding a Career & College Day for all students on February 11, 2020.  Each grade level will be participating in readiness activities that day.  

Seniors - Life Skills Courses with Guest Speakers and WorkKeys Study Tips
Seniors helped select topics important to them for after high school such as managing finances, how to study in college, information on trade programs at Forsyth Tech, grocery shopping on a budget, basic car care, types of insurance and many more!

Juniors - All juniors will be taking the ACT on February 25.  Not only does the ACT help with admission to four-year colleges and universities, but the scores can also be used to place into coursework at the community college.  South Stokes has contracted with a professional organization skilled in preparing students for the ACT to provide an ACT workshop on that day.  In addition, we will have door prizes for students and we are providing lunch for students.

Freshmen & Sophomores - Juniors and seniors usually go on college tours, but we want to have our students start early!  Freshmen and sophomores have been offered five different tours to choose from on February 11:  Appalachian State; NC State; Winston-Salem State & Forsyth Tech; UNC-Charlotte; and UNC-Greensboro & Greensboro College.  Permission slips came home this past week and should be returned to the office as soon as possible.

We look forward to a great day helping students plan for the future!

School Fees
We will start collecting fees on Monday, February 3.  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.  Students received information about fees this past week in homeroom.

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

Family/Teacher 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
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.

Upcoming Events

Monday, February 3
Second Semester Fee Collection Begins (Pay fees online or in the office)
3:30 pm - Drivers Ed
6:30 pm - Athletic Booster Meeting

Tuesday, February 4
3:30 pm - Drivers Ed
4:00 pm - Basketball @ Mount Airy
Wrestling State Dual Team Playoffs @ Cherryville

Wednesday, February 5
3:30 pm - Drivers Ed

Thursday, February 6
Wrestling State Dual Team Playoffs

Friday, February 7
4:00 pm - Basketball vs. Bishop McGuinness
Sweetheart Court

Saturday, February 8
Wrestling State Dual Team Playoffs

In the weeks ahead...

February 10-14
Love the Bus Week - Show your appreciation for your bus driver!

Tuesday, February 11
Career & College Day
5:00 pm- Basketball vs. East Surry - No JV Girls  (Note start time change)

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

Thursday, February 13
8:00 am - Beta Club Meeting
4:00 pm - Basketball @ North Stokes (Changed from 2/14/2020)

Friday, February 14
Teacher Workday
Wrestling Individual Regionals @ Uwharrie Charter

Saturday, February 15
Wrestling Individual Regionals @ Uwharrie Charter

Monday, February 17
Teacher Workday
4:00 pm - Basketball Conference Tournament @ South Stokes

Tuesday, February 18
6:00 pm - Basketball Conference Tournament @ South Stokes

Wednesday, February 19
3:30 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting
6:00 pm - Basketball Conference Tournament @ South Stokes

Thursday, February 20
Individual State Wrestling Tournament @ Greensboro Coliseum

Friday, February 21
Individual State Wrestling Tournament @ Greensboro Coliseum
6:00 pm - Basketball Conference Tournament Championship Game @ South Stokes

Saturday, February 22
Individual State Wrestling Tournament @ Greensboro Coliseum

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)

Sports News

Spring Sports schedules will be available soon.  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