Friday, August 28, 2020

Saura Weekly Updates - August 30, 2020


Remote Learning in Progress!

Students have done a good job logging into their classes this week!  If you are having connection issues or have concerns about classes, please contact teachers.  We will be glad to help students who are having problems with their coursework.


Links to coursework can be found in Canvas courses.  Students should reach out to teachers if they have any questions about assignments or accessing class materials.  

Teachers are also posting videos of direct instruction after classes are over.  Please note videos may take several hours to process, but should be available later in the evening or the next day if students would like to review instruction for the day.

Parents/guardians who would like to keep up with their students' progress in courses are encouraged to sign up for PowerSchool (grades & attendance) and/or Canvas Parent Access.  Information about signing up can be found on the school website on the Parent Page or by calling the school.

Updating Chromebooks
Some students are having problems with pictures and videos appearing.  Teachers are going to walk students through updating their Chromebooks and clearing memories to hopefully help with some of the issues students have been running into.  If students continue to have problems, please submit a Tech Ticket on the school website and our staff will get in touch with you to help resolve the issue.

Attendance for Remote Classes
Teachers are taking attendance each day.  If students are not present for remote instruction, we will start sending automated phone messages to make you aware of student absences.  Students will need to communicate with teachers if they are not going to be present for online instruction and complete any assignments they missed for the day.

Class Schedule for Remote Learning

8:30 am - 10:00 am        1st Period
10:05 am - 11:35 am        2nd Period
11:35 am - 12:05 pm        Lunch
12:05 pm - 1:45 pm         3rd Period
1:50 pm - 3:20 pm          4th Period

School Cash Online
School fees for classes will be waived this semester.  The Chromebook insurance fee, drivers ed fee, "It's My Call" fee, and parking permit fee (when issued) will be required.  We encourage families to set up an account on School Cash Online. When fees are applied for spring semester, field trip payments are due, etc. you will receive a notification and be able to see the fees on the site. You can then pay the fees online or in the office at school.

Yearbooks on Sale!
Yearbooks for the 2020-2021 school year are now on sale.  The price is $55.00 and if you order a personalized yearbook by September 11, you get four free icons on the cover.  You can purchase yearbooks at school or online.  The link can be found on the school website under Students, click on Order a Yearbook.  Also, information about senior ads is on the school website.  Ads will be due in December.

Child Nutrition
The Stokes County School Nutrition Program's Summer Feeding Program continues until August 31.  Meals can be picked up at any elementary, middle, or traditional high school between 11:00 am and 1:00 pm and is available for children 0-18 years old.  September 1st the usual school nutrition program will begin.  Families are encouraged to sign up for Free and Reduced Lunch to check their eligibility.  Meals will be available for curbside pickup at all elementary, middle, and traditional high schools.  Beginning September 1, those picking up meals will need their students' cafeteria number for the point-of-sale transaction.  Find more information at and on the Stokes County School Nutrition website.

Parking Permits
Applications for parking permits will not be available until closer to the time students return to campus.  We will share further details about parking at Orientation.

Sports Information
This week the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) announced a plan for shortened sports seasons which will begin in November.  The amended sports calendar can be found below.  The week of August 17 will be a "dead period" with no workouts that week.    Contact coaches for information about any scheduled workouts. 

You can view all of the NC High School Athletic Association's guidance regarding summer workouts online at

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 7


Wednesday, October 14
End of 1st 9-weeks

October 15
"A" Day / "B" Day Schedule Begins

Helpful Links

Check out the links below to access for much of the information you'll need this school year!


Stokes County Schools

Stokes County Schools Re-Launch 2020-2021

Stokes County Schools Student Handbook

South Stokes High School Student Handbook

Link to 2020-2021 Stokes County Schools Calendar (revised May 2020)