Saturday, May 23, 2020

Saura Weekly Updates - May 24, 2020

We are almost to the end of the 2019-2020 school year!  While this last quarter has not been what any of us expected, we are proud of our students who stuck with their coursework through the remainder of the semester even in tough circumstances.  This week will be the last week of assignments in order to allow time for students to complete their work before returning their Chromebooks in June.

Our staff continues to work on some end-of-year recognitions and will share award recipients and more with you as we get closer to the last day of the school year (June 3).

Ms. Gallimore Named Principal of Germanton Elementary School
Please join us in congratulating Ms. Kristan Gallimore who was named the next principal of Germanton Elementary School.  Ms. Gallimore will be finishing out the school year with the Sauras before moving to Germanton in June.  Ms. Gallimore has done a wonderful job at South Stokes for the past three years and will be missed by us all!  We are excited she will be moving just down the road to help educate our future Sauras!

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
We enjoyed seeing our seniors and their families for filming our remote graduation ceremony.  Be sure to tune in June 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm to view the ceremony and celebrate with our seniors.  There will be a link on our school website to the ceremony on June 5.  

Our hope will be to have a live ceremony on August 1 if mass gathering and social distancing requirements are lifted.  

Honor Graduates and Junior Marshals
Congratulations to our 2020 Honor Graduates and Junior Marshals!  These students have worked hard to earn these academic honors and we celebrate their accomplishments.  Be sure to check them out in the graduation ceremony on June 5.

Pick-up Information Below:

Yearbooks may be picked up May 26, 27, 28, 29, and June 1, 2, 3 from 8am-4pm in the main office. 

We have sold out of extra yearbooks, but are working with the company to try and obtain additional copies.  We will notify our Saura Family if additional copies become available.

Either the student or their parent/guardian must be present to pick up a yearbook.

If you would like someone else to pick up your yearbook for you, you must contact Ms. A Smith beforehand in order to make sure that all of the books go to the right place.


Chromebook Collections
Chromebooks will need to be returned in June.  Return times are below:

Monday, June 1 - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday, June 2 - Noon - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, June 3 - 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

We also request students return any calculators, textbooks, and library materials at this time as well.

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 through the end of June.  

“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.

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 25
Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, May 26
8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Yearbook Pick-up

Wednesday, May 27
8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Yearbook Pick-up

Thursday, May 28
8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Yearbook Pick-up

Friday, May 29
8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Yearbook Pick-up

Monday, June 1
8:00 am - 3:30 pm - Chromebook Returns
8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Yearbook Pick-up

Tuesday, June 2
8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Yearbook Pick-up
Noon - 7:00 pm - Chromebook Returns

Wednesday, June 3
Last Day of the School Year
8:00 am - 3:30 pm - Chromebook Returns
8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Yearbook Pick-up

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