Sunday, May 10, 2020

Saura Weekly Updates - May 10, 2020

Hello, Saura Family!  We miss our students and hope everyone is safe and healthy!  Thank you to our students, parents, staff, and community for all of their efforts to support our students through this difficult time!

This past week, in addition to delivering remote instruction, our staff has been planning end-of-year celebrations to recognize student accomplishments that we can share with you as the school year comes to an end.  Be sure to keep an eye on Facebook, Twitter and our school website for these recognitions!

Class of 2020
Seniors are reminded to be sure and sign up for an appointment for their cap and gown pictures and graduation video.  We want to have a way for you to celebrate with your families even if we cannot have a traditional graduation ceremony on June 5.  

Graduates may bring up to five family members with them to the event.  Please plan to arrive at the time of your appointment and bring the following with you:

Cap, Gown & Tassel
Chromebook & Charger, Calculator (if ready to return)

If applicable:
Jiffy Pass
Books from library
Uniforms (sports)

Please plan to be on campus for about an hour.  We suggest males wear a white collared shirt with a tie or bow tie and females wear a dress that does not show at the collar of their gown for best pictures.  We look forward to celebrating with you!

AP Exams
AP Exams begin this week.  We held a remote meeting with AP students last week and went over testing details.  Any AP student who was not able to attend should have received an email with a recording of the meeting.  AP students should receive an email two days before their exam with details specific to accessing their AP exam.  Students are strongly encouraged to complete the Demo a couple of times before their exam to practice uploading answers.  AP students should contact their AP teacher or Mrs. Cheek if they have questions about AP exams or need help with making arrangements to test.

Remote Learning Continues Through June 3, 2020
Please continue to encourage students to log in and complete assignments through the remainder of the school year.  Most of our high school courses build on one another and/or contain content students will need later in the workplace or college.  If students or families have questions about the coursework in a class, please contact your teachers.  Our teachers all want students to be successful during this time of remote learning and will be glad to assist you.  You can also call the school between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday and we will be glad to assist you.

As remote instruction continues, be sure to reach out to teachers if you need assistance.  You can find email addresses for our teachers on the school website's staff page.  

A complete list of where teachers are providing instruction can be found is on our website under Remote Instruction Information.  If students are unsure about how to check their email, information about how to log into all student accounts can be found in the Saura Tech Center recently created on our South Stokes website under Students.  

Need paper materials?
We know some students have little or no access to internet.  While we prefer students get materials online as we are able to communicate with them more easily live, if students have limited access to remote instruction, please call the school and talk to administrators about paper/pencil options for students.  

Ms. Gallimore and I are usually in the office at school from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday through Friday if you would like to call for more information 336-994-2995.  

Learn More:

Use Your Chromebook Offline (Helpful if you have internet sometimes, but not others)

School Nutrition Information
The district hopes to continue offering meals as long as possible.  

“Free, To-Go Meals” service for all children ages 0-18 are available Monday through Friday from 11:00-1:00 at the following locations:

South District
London Elementary School - 609 School St, Walnut Cove, NC 27052
Southeastern Stokes Middle School - 1044 N Main St, Walnut Cove, NC 27052
Palmyra Church - 5076 North Carolina Hwy 8 S, Germanton, NC 27019

North District
Piney Grove Middle School -
3415 Piney Grove Church Road, Lawsonville, NC 27022
Sandy Ridge Elementary School - 1070 Amostown Rd, Sandy Ridge, NC 27046
Brown Mountain Church - 2269 North Carolina Hwy 66 N, Westfield, NC 27053

West District
Chestnut Grove Middle School - 2185 Chestnut Grove Rd, King, NC 27021
Poplar Springs Elementary School - 223 Hobe Kiser Rd, King, NC 27021
Quaker Gap Church - 2265 Flat Shoals Rd, King, NC 27021

Internet Access Points
There are many places throughout our county where students can access free wi-fi if needed.  The district has put together a list of access points in a Community Internet Access Option list.  

Chromebook Help
If students are having problems with the Chromebook, please complete a Tech Support Ticket on the school website or call the school.  We do have a scheduled time for students to have tech support on campus if needed.  Completing the form or calling ahead will allow you to schedule a time for assistance if needed.  Mrs. Campbell also has "Office Hours" each day when students can participate in a Google Meet with her.  If students need to speak with Mrs. Campbell, have them call the school and we will send them an invitation to her office hours.

Yearbooks - Sold Out!
We are sold out of pre-order yearbooks.  If additional copies are available at delivery, we will let you know.

Upcoming Events
Tuesday, May 12
2:00 pm - AP Calculus Exam

Thursday, May 14
2:00 pm - AP Chemistry Exam

Friday, May 15
2:00 pm - AP US History Exam

Saturday, May 16
Cap & Gown Pictures / Graduation Video Appointments (Schedule Your Appointment Here)

Monday, May 18
Cap & Gown Pictures / Graduation Video Appointments (Schedule Your Appointment Here)
4:00 pm - AP Environmental Science Exam

Tuesday, May 19
Cap & Gown Pictures / Graduation Video Appointments (Schedule Your Appointment Here)

Wednesday, May 20
Cap & Gown Pictures / Graduation Video Appointments (Schedule Your Appointment Here)
2:00 pm - AP English Language Exam

Thursday, May 21
2:00 pm - AP World History Exam

Friday, May 22
2:00 pm - AP Statistics Exam
4:00 pm - AP Spanish Exam

Monday, May 25
Memorial Day Holiday

Wednesday, June 3
Last Day of the School Year

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

Update Student Information (Contact the school if you need to update student/guardian contact information)

Link to 2019-2020 Stokes County Schools Calendars

Link to 2020-2021 Stokes County Schools Calendar