Thursday, December 17, 2020

Saura Weekly Updates - December 20, 2020


Schedule for December 21 - December 22

This week, the schedule for on-campus attendance is

Monday, December 21 - 3rd period state exams
Tuesday, December 22 - 4th period state exams

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.

Exams - Fall 2020
Fall semester exams are going well and will conclude this week.  State exams which include CTE Post-Assessments and End-of-Course Tests are required to be administered in person. Other courses with teacher-made exams will be administering exams remotely to students who are not exempt.  

Testing is occurring in small groups of students to help provide for social distancing during the exam periods.  All students (including those on Plan C - All Remote Learning) who are taking courses with state exams should make plans to attend school on the day of their exam.  

Exams count 20% of students' final grades.  If you have questions about whether your courses have state exams, please speak with your teacher.  Information about exams can also be found in students' Homeroom Canvas Course.

Exam Schedule

Monday, December 21 - 3rd Period Exams
Tuesday, December 22 - 4th Period Exams

On-campus exams will be administered from 8:30 am - 12:20 pm.  Students who would like to leave when the building is finished testing should bring a note Teacher made exam details will be provided by students' teachers.

Students who need bus transportation on exam days should let their teachers know so we can make sure you are on a route for exam day.

Second Semester Classes

Second semester will begin on Monday, January 4.  Students were given second semester schedules and can view their schedules in PowerSchool.  Their second semester teachers will email a link to their Google Meets the weekend before second semester begins and teachers will spend the first day of class introducing students to their courses including how to navigate their Canvas courses.  Please review schedules for next semester and contact counselors with any questions.

Students who have been Plan C - all remote learning - who are interested in returning to in-person learning for second semester are welcome to start attending on their designated days.

Drivers Education
The next Driver's Ed class will be held January 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 and February 1 from 3:30 pm - 8:30 pm in the auditorium at South Stokes.  Registration will open Monday, December 7 and close January 6.  Class size is limited and oldest students are served first.  Find complete information and the registration form on the Driver's Ed page of the school website.

Yearbook Information!
Don't forget to reserve your copy of the 2020-2021 Yearbook!  Yearbooks will be delivered during the summer and will include most of the spring events.  Find information about ordering on the South Stokes website on the Order the Yearbook page under Students.

Also, senior ad information can be found on the Senior Page of the South Stokes website.  Senior ads are due by December 22 February 5 (Date extended!).

School Calendar Updates
March 12 will now be a regular instruction day (change from a remote only day) due to the remote learning day on December 16.

Athletic Boosters Cash Giveaway  - March 2021

The Athletic Boosters are making plans to hold the $10,000 Cash Giveaway that was originally scheduled for March 2020.  After the meeting this past week, we have rescheduled the event for March 27, 2021 in hopes that we can have a similar event as in the past.  

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!

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) available on the breezeway near the library
  • 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)
  • Lunches - free for everyone (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).  The amended sports calendar can be found below.  Contact coaches for information about any scheduled workouts. 


Watch Saura Athletes Online!
Spectators at sporting events will be limited due to mass gathering guidelines.  Only spectators with player passes will be admitted.  Home events will be broadcast over Facebook Live or on the South Stokes YouTube page and we will try to make sure as many away games are broadcast as well.  Watch social media on game days for broadcast information.

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 21
4th Period Exams (State exams in person; teacher-made remote)
Early Dismissal at 12:20 pm
4:00 pm - Volleyball @ Millennium (Varsity Only)

Tuesday, December 22 
Makeup Exams (State exams in person; teacher-made remote)
Early Dismissal at 12:20 pm
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. West Stokes (JV Only)

Looking ahead...

Wednesday, December 23 - Friday, January 1

Monday, December 28
2:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Millennium (Varsity Only)

Monday, January 4
Students Return to School - First Day of 2nd Semester

Tuesday, January 5
4:30 pm - Basketball @ Ledford
5:00 pm - Volleyball vs. Bishop McGuinness

Thursday, January 7
4:30 pm - Cross Country @ Ivey Redmon Park
5:00 pm - Volleyball @ North Stokes

Friday, January 8
Basketball vs. North Davidson

Monday, January 11
6:00 pm - Basketball vs. Millennium

Tuesday, January 12
4:30 pm - Basketball vs. Ledford

Wednesday, January 13

Saturday, January 16
Cross Country Regionals

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)