Friday, February 26, 2021

Saura Weekly Updates - February 28, 2021


Schedule for March1 - 5

This week, the schedule for on-campus attendance is

Monday, March 1 - Last Names A-K ("A" Day)
Tuesday, March 2 - Last Names A-K ("A" Day)

Wednesday, March 3 - Last Names L-Z ("B" Day)
Thursday, March 4 - Last Names L-Z ("B" Day) 
Friday, March 5 - 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.

Homecoming & Sweetheart Court Ceremonies
Friday, March 12 we will crown our Homecoming Queen and Sweetheart King for this year!  Students will vote this week and we look forward to hosting these events for our seniors!  You can watch the ceremonies online on the South Stokes YouTube channel and information about in-person attendance will be released soon.  Good luck to all of these students!

Drivers Education
Registration for the next Drivers Ed class is now available.  The class will be held March 15-22 from 3:30 - 8:30 pm each evening.  Details and the registration form can be found on the South Stokes Drivers Ed Page of the school website.  Registration closes on March 3.

Athletic Boosters Cash Giveaway  - March 27, 2021

The Athletic Boosters will hold the $10,000 Cash Giveaway on March 27, 2021.  Tickets sold for the event that was postponed last March will be included in this year's drawing.  With the recent changes to gathering size limits, we now hope to host the event in person in a slightly modified format.  Details for the event will be forthcoming.  Tickets can be purchased from Boosters members or at school. Please consider supporting our Boosters and student athletes by purchasing a ticket.

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.

Senior Baby Pictures!
Seniors, if you want to send in a baby picture for the yearbook, the deadline is March 12. There is no cost to submit and you will get your pictures back. Send all pictures to Ms. A Smith.

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.

Sports Updates

March 1st is the first day of tryouts for golf (men's and women's), men's tennis, women's soccer, and softball.  

Softball- 5-7 pm on the softball field
Men's Tennis- 3:45-5:30 pm at the courts
Women's Soccer- 3:30-5:15 pm on the practice field 
Men's and Women's Golf- Contact Coach Mendenhall / meet in bus parking lot at 3:20 pm

Please contact coaches of these sports if you have questions.  Coaches' contact information is located on the school website.

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!
With recent changes to gathering limits, we anticipate being able to have many more spectators at events for the spring.  With this increase, broadcasting will be more limited than in the past.  Watch social media on game days for details about spectators and broadcast information.  If South Stokes does broadcast we will use the SSHS YouTube page.

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 1
5:00 - Soccer @ Mount Airy (Men's)

Tuesday, March 2
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

Wednesday, March 3
5:00 pm - Soccer @ East Surry (Men's)

Thursday, March 4
5:00 pm - Soccer @ Bishop McGuinness (Men's)

Friday, March 5
7:00 pm - Varsity Football vs. South Davidson

Looking ahead...

March 8-12

Monday, March 8
Pajama Day
5:00 pm - Soccer vs. Millennium (Men's)

Tuesday, March 9
Crazy Hair & Sock Day
5:00 pm - Soccer @ McMichael Scrimmage (Women's)

Wednesday, March 10
Hawaiian Day
5:00 pm - Soccer @ Bishop McGuinness (Men's)
5:00 pm - Softball vs. West Stokes (Scrimmage)

Thursday, March 11
Tie Dye Day
7:00 pm - Varsity Football @ WS Prep (@ Atkins)

Friday, March 12
Saura Spirit Day
4:00 pm - JV Football @ Surry Central
7:00 pm - Homecoming Court Crowning Ceremony
7:30 pm - Sweetheart Court Crowning Ceremony

March 15-22 (Monday-Friday)
3:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Drivers Ed Class

Monday, March 15
4:30 pm - Tennis @ N. Davidson (Men's)
5:00 pm - Soccer vs. Bishop McGuinness (Women's)

Tuesday, March 16
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. Millennium (Men's)

Wednesday, March 17
3:30 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting (LINK)
End of 3rd Quarter

Thursday, March 18
5:00 pm - Soccer @ East Surry (Women's)
7:00 pm - JV Football vs. Mount Airy

Friday, March 19
7:00 pm - Football @ Mount Airy

Saturday, March 27
Athletic Boosters Cash Giveaway

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)

School Nutrition Information
Breakfast and lunch will continue to be free for all students through the remainder of the school year.  The program will soon begin offering extras for sale in addition to distributing the meals.  Students must receive a meal before being able to purchase chips, snacks, cookies, and extras.  Students will only be able to purchase extras if they have money or there is money on their accounts.  No charging of extras will be allowed.  You can view your student's lunch account and add money to accounts at  You can also view the menu for the month on the Stokes County School Nutrition website.

Free & Reduced Lunch Applications!
Even though breakfast and lunch are free for all students this year, it is very important that families who qualify complete the free and reduced lunch application.  Free and reduced lunch percentages impact funding for our school district and several of our families who qualified in the past have not applied this year.  Please be sure to compete the application online a or contact the school for a paper application.

Pandemic Electronic Benefits Updates

North Carolina will be providing electronic pandemic food assistance benefits, also referred to as P-EBT, to help eligible families purchase food for their children. Households with children enrolled at South Stokes who are eligible for free or reduced price meals under the National School Lunch Program and have been impacted by virtual or remote learning due to COVID 19 are eligible. If your child is eligible and you already have an EBT card, the benefits will be loaded on your existing card. If your child is eligible and you do not currently have an EBT card, a card will be mailed to the address you have provided to the school. 

If you have not completed a free or reduced-price meal application this school year, and think your child may be eligible, you can apply online at or get a paper application from school.

Get more information at

Class Schedule Plan B (Hybrid Remote/In-Person)

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)