Friday, October 30, 2020

Saura Weekly Updates - November 1, 2020


Schedule for November 2 - November 6

This week, the schedule for on-campus attendance is

Monday, November 2 - Last Names A-K ("A" Day)
Tuesday, November 3 - TEACHER WORKDAY - No School for Students
Wednesday, November 4 - Last Names A-K ("A" Day)

Thursday, November 5 - Last Names L-Z ("B" Day)
Friday, November 6 - Last Names L-Z ("B" Day)

The calendar for "A" Day and "B" Day students can be found in the Stokes County Schools Relaunch Plan.  These dates have also been added to the South Stokes calendar as well.

It's also time to Spring Forward so make sure you've moved those clock forward!

Saura Apparel for Sale
The Athletic Boosters have some Saura apparel for sale.  Like the Athletic Boosters' Facebook page to see the items available.  Send a message to let the Boosters know what you'd like to purchase and they will make arrangements for pickup.  Thank you for supporting the Sauras!

Senior Graduation & Sophomore Class Ring Orders
Jostens will be here on Thursday, November 5 to collect graduation and class ring orders.  Seniors should bring their orders at their appointment time (same time as originally scheduled on Oct 29).  You can also order online at

PSAT Postponed for "B" Day Students
Since we were not able to administer the PSAT on Thursday due to the tropical storm, the PSAT has been rescheduled for January 26 for "B" Day students.

Yearbooks For Sale!
Yearbooks for the 2020-2021 school year are now on sale.  The price is $65.00.  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.

Yearbook Contest!
The theme of the 2020-2021 yearbook is "Break Free".  Students are encouraged to share their ideas through an essay contest.  Write up to three essays using the prompts below for inclusion in the yearbook.  Winners will receive $50 and runner up will win $30 with a winner and runner up selected for each prompt.

1. What makes you feel free?
2. What do you do in your free time?
3. Free to be you: what makes you unique?

Any work submitted may be featured in the 2020-2021 yearbook.  Essays should be no longer than 350-500 words and share essays with Alyssa Smith by November 24.

Technology Assistance
If students are having problems with their Chromebooks, please submit a Tech Ticket on the school website and our staff will get in touch with you to help resolve the issue.

Class Schedule under PLAN B (Starting 9/14/2020)

7:30 am                               Lobby doors open
8:00 am                              Report to 1st Period
8:30 am - 10:00 am        1st Period
10:05 am - 11:35 am        2nd Period
11:40 am - 1:45 pm           3rd Period 
(teachers will announce lunch break during 3rd period)
1:50 pm - 3:20 pm           4th Period

Reminders about Plan B
Students returning to in-school instruction should review some of the changes they will see on campus.  

  • Bus transportation (will need attestation form and mask)
  • Student drivers - park in front lot in numbered spaces (no permit required at this time) and exit vehicle and enter school when you arrive
  • Breakfast (free for everyone)
  • Where to report when arriving at school (the main lobby will not open until 7:30 am; report to 1st period at 8:00 am)
  • Social distancing (don't gather in groups, maintain space between students)
  • One way hallways (follow the arrowheads)
  • 3rd Period begins at 11:40 am
  • Lunches (delivered to classrooms - eat with 3rd period MENU)

Sports Updates
Sports schedules have been add to the South Stokes Calendar and are aligned to the shortened seasons announced by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA).  Volleyball and cross country begin in November and basketball begins in December.  The amended sports calendar can be found below.  Contact coaches for information about any scheduled workouts. 


Volleyball tryouts and cross country practice begin Wednesday.  Student athletes must have a current physical on file to participate.  Cross country will meet at 3:45 pm on the track and volleyball tryouts begin at 4:00 pm in the gym.

Upcoming Events

Monday, November 2
"A" Day - Last Names A-K
AP Students A Day Classes

Tuesday, November 3
Teacher Workday - No School for Students

Wednesday, November 4
"A" Day - Last Names A-K
3:45 pm - Cross Country Practice Begins
4:00 pm - Volleyball Tryouts Begin

Thursday, November 5
"B" Day - Last Names L-Z
10:45 am - NC School of Science and Math Presentation (contact counselors for details)
2:00 - 4:30 pm - Senior Graduation Orders Returned (by appointment); Class Ring Orders Due

Friday, November 6
"B" Day - Last Names L-Z

Looking ahead...

Monday, November 9
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting - Cafeteria

Wednesday, November 11
HOLIDAY - No School for Students

Helpful Links

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


BUS ATTESTATION FORM (required for morning bus riders)

Stokes County Schools

Stokes County Schools Re-Launch 2020-2021 (includes Hybrid A Day/B Day Schedule)

Stokes County Schools Student Handbook

South Stokes High School Student Handbook

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