Saturday, February 8, 2020

Saura Weekly Updates - February 9, 2020

It will be another busy week at South with College and Career Day, Sweetheart Court, Financial Aid Night and more. Be sure to check out details below!

Career & College Day - February 11, 2020

South Stokes will be holding a Career & College Day for all students on Tuesday, 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 need to be returned on Monday.

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

Sweetheart Court & Senior Night
The pep rally/mock sweetheart court will be Monday afternoon, February 10. Sweetheart Court and Senior Night will take place during Tuesday night's basketball games against East Surry. Be sure to come out and celebrate our Sauras!

Makeup Day - Friday, February 14, 2020
Friday, February 14 will be a student day instead of a teacher workday to make up for the missed day on Friday, February 7.

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.


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

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

Monday, February 10
Mock Sweetheart Court/Pep Rally

Tuesday, February 11
Career & College Day
5:00 pm- Basketball vs. East Surry - No JV Girls (SENIOR NIGHT & SWEETHEART COURT)

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
STUDENT DAY (Make up for February 7)
Wrestling Individual Regionals @ Uwharrie Charter

Saturday, February 15
Wrestling Individual Regionals @ Uwharrie Charter

In the weeks ahead...

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

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