Friday, October 9, 2020

Saura Weekly Updates - October 11, 2020


Schedule for October 12 - October 16

This week, the schedule for on-campus attendance is

Monday, October 12 -  Last Names A-K ("A" Day)
Tuesday, October 13 - Last Names A-K ("A" Day)
Wednesday, October 14 - Last Names A-K ("A" Day)

Thursday, October 15 - Last Names L-Z ("B" Day)
Friday, October 16 - 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.

School Pictures
School pictures for underclassmen and senior makeups will take place in October.  The schedule can be found below.  Please note, there will not be a makeup day for underclassmen, so students who would like to be pictured in the yearbook will need to have their pictures made on one of these dates.

9th - 11th Graders

Tuesday, October 13
"A" Day Students (during 4th Period)
3:20 - 4:20 pm for Plan C students

Friday, October 16
"B" Day Students (during 4th Period)
3:20 - 4:20 pm for Plan C students

Senior Make-ups 

Wednesday, October 21
"A" Day Students (during 4th Period)
3:20-4:20 pm - "B" Day & Plan C Students 
(last day for seniors who did not have pictures made during the summer to be photographed for the yearbook)

Sophomores and juniors planning to attend a four-year college after high school are encouraged to sign up for the PSAT.  The test will be administered at South Stokes on Wednesday, October 14 ("A" Day Students) and October 29 ("B" Day Students").  The cost is $17 and juniors may be eligible for a fee waiver.  See Mrs. Sawyer or Ms. Spargo to register by October 7.

Bus Information

Students boarding the bus will need to bring a signed attestation form each day.  You can get blank forms from your bus driver, in the main office or download a form HERE.  If you need information about a bus route, please call the school or email Mr. Matt Tedder (

Yearbooks on Sale!
Yearbooks for the 2020-2021 school year are now on sale.  The price is $55.00.  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 Schedules
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. 


Upcoming Events

Monday, October 12 - A DAY (Last Names A-K)
10:45 am - NC State University Virtual Visit

Tuesday, October 13 - A Day (Last Names A-K)
Pictures (Underclassmen) - 4th period for "A" Day students
3:20-4:20 pm - Pictures for students on Plan C (All remote instruction)
Pictures must be taken in order to be featured in the yearbook

Wednesday, October 14 - A Day (Last Names A-K)
PSAT Administration ("A" Day Students)
End of 1st 9-weeks

Thursday, October 15 - B Day (Last Names L-Z)

Friday, October 16 - B Day (Last Names L-Z)
Pictures (Underclassmen) - 4th period for "B" Day students
3:20-4:20 pm - Pictures for students on Plan C (all remote instruction)
Pictures must be taken in order to be featured in the yearbook

Looking ahead...

Monday, October 19
No School for Students - Teacher Workday

Tuesday, October 20
10:30 am - Jostens Cap & Gown Information for Seniors ("A" Day)

Wednesday, October 21
Senior Make-up Pictures - 4th Period for "A" Day students
3:20 - 4: 20 pm - "B" Day and Plan C (all remote instruction)
This will be the last opportunity for seniors to have their pictures made for the yearbook

Thursday, October 22
10:30 am - Jostens Cap & Gown Information for Seniors ("B" Day)

Thursday, October 29
PSAT Administration ("B" Day Students)
2:00-4:30 pm - Senior Graduation Order Day (Information about appointment times to come)

Tuesday, November 3
Teacher Workday

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!


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)