Friday, October 23, 2020

Saura Weekly Updates - October 25, 2020


Schedule for October 26 - October 30

This week, the schedule for on-campus attendance is

Monday, October 26 - Last Names A-K ("A" Day)
Tuesday, October 27 - Last Names A-K ("A" Day)

Wednesday, October 28 - Last Names L-Z ("B" Day)
Thursday, October 29 - Last Names L-Z ("B" Day)
Friday, October 30 - 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.

Students should not wear costumes to school.



Graduation order information (including cap & gown) was given out this past week! If you were not on campus to attend the information meeting, the video of the presentation can be found below and in the Canvas Homeroom course. Orders will be taken on October 29 from 2-4:30 pm.  Sign up for your appointment to drop off your order by clicking on the Calendly link below:


It’s also time to order SENIOR T-SHIRTS! Orders can be turned into the main office, F4 or F6 by Oct. 29. You can also turn in orders in at the office on Oct 29 when you come to order Jostens materials (cap & gown).  All seniors are asked to come by and sign the image for the shirt when they place their graduation orders even if you don't plan to order a shirt.

College Application Weeks & FAFSA Nights
College Application Weeks runs from October 19-October 30.  This is a great time for seniors to apply for college as many schools waive application fees during this time (list below).  Be sure to speak with Mrs. Sawyer or Ms. Dean if you need assistance with applying!

Also this week, counselors will be hosting FAFSA nights to assist students and their families with completing the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  Appointments are available for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night this week.  Any student planning to attend a community college or four-year college should complete the FAFSA to see if they qualify for financial assistance.  The FAFSA is also a required step for many scholarship applications as well.  Registration for the workshops is required.  Please contact Mrs. Sawyer or Ms. Dean for information.

Class Rings
This past week Jostens shared information with sophomores about class rings.  You can watch the presentation below.  Rings can be ordered online or order forms can be dropped off Thursday, October 29 from 2:00-4:30 pm in the main lobby.

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 26
"A" Day - Last Names A-K

Tuesday, October 27
"A" Day - Last Names A-K
6:00-7:00 pm - FAFSA Parent/Family Workshop (Registration required - contact the counselors)

Wednesday, October 28
"A" Day - Last Names A-K
6:00-7:00 pm - FAFSA Parent/Family Workshop (Registration required - contact the counselors)

Thursday, October 29
"B" Day - Last Names L-Z
PSAT Administration ("B" Day Students)
2:00-4:30 pm - Senior Graduation Order Day (Schedule Appointment) - Lobby
2:00-4:30 pm - Sophomore class ring orders accepted (no appointment needed) - Lobby
6:00-7:00 pm - FAFSA Parent/Family Workshop (Registration required - contact the counselors)

Friday, October 30
"B" Day - Last Names L-Z

Looking ahead...

Tuesday, November 3
Teacher Workday

Thursday, November 5
10:45 am - NC School of Science and Math Presentation (contact counselors for details)

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)