Saturday, May 30, 2020

Saura Weekly Updates - May 31, 2020

GRADUATION - June 5, 2020 at 7:00 pm!
Be sure to tune in Friday evening to celebrate the Class of 2020!  A link to the filmed graduation ceremony will be released on our website ( at the time of graduation.  Please gather with your families and share this special moment with our Sauras!

If mass gathering and social distancing requirements are lifted we will plan a ceremony for August 1st as well.  

Talent Show - Quarantine Edition!
Be sure to encourage your student to log into their school email account to view the 2020 Talent Show!  Coach Clark is the emcee of the event and we think you'll enjoy watching with your student.  Access is limited to students and staff at South Stokes and they must be signed into their school accounts for access.

Awards Day
Our Awards Day presentation will be shared this week as well.  We will send a link out to the presentations through email and share on social media.  Please help us congratulate all of our awards recipients for the 2019-2020 school year.  Students will be able to pick up their awards at school after Wednesday, June 3.

Final Grades
Teachers are finishing grading for the final assignments of the school year.  They are also working to contact 9th-11th grade students and their families about grade options for this COVID-19 period.  Students have several options including those listed below and in the grade presentation shared earlier this spring.  If you and/or your student have not already been in contact with their teachers, please email or call them to help make the grade selection best for your student.

  • Use 3rd quarter grade for their final grade for second semester courses
  • Use an average of 3rd & 4th quarter grades for second semester courses
  • Take a PC19 code - "pass" - if the student was passing at the end of 3rd quarter or with the average of 3rd & 4th quarter grades
  • Receive a WC19 code - "withdrawal" - if the student was not passing the course at the end of 3rd quarter and have not improved their grade during 4th quarter

Students taking year-long courses have additional options their teachers can discuss further as well.

Extra Yearbooks!
We were able to secure 17 additional copies of the yearbook for this year for students who did not pre-order.  These copies will be on sale beginning Monday morning, June 1 at 8:00 am in the main office on a first come, first served basis.  You can purchase one of these yearbooks for $35 with cash or check. 

Pre-ordered yearbooks may be picked up June 1, 2, 3 from 8am-4pm in the main office. 

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 Wrap Up
We know remote learning was difficult for some students.  Thank you for encouraging your students to continue working despite the inability to meet face-to-face!

We know many students and families have questions about what school will look like in the fall.  Our district is working with state and local leaders and making plans for school in the fall even though we don't know requirements yet.  As we receive information, we will be sure to pass it along to our Saura families.  Students are scheduled to start date the 2020-2021 school year on Monday, August 17.  The revised 2020-2021 Stokes County  School Calendar is now available.  You can see the calendar for the 2020-2021 school year at 

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

Upcoming Events

Monday, June 1
8:00 am - 3:30 pm - Chromebook Returns
8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Yearbook Pick-up
Check student email for Remote Talent Show

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

Friday, June 5
7:00 pm - GRADUATION - Congratulations, Class of 2020!

Report Cards will be sent home once grades are finalized.

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