Friday, March 12, 2021

Saura Weekly Updates - March 14, 2021

Schedule for March 15-19

This week, the schedule for on-campus attendance is

Monday, March 15 - Last Names A-K ("A" Day)
Tuesday, March 16 - Last Names A-K ("A" Day)
Wednesday, March 17 - Last Names A-K ("A" Day)

Thursday, March 18 - Last Names L-Z ("B" Day) 
Friday, March 19 - Last Names L-Z ("B" Day) 

Please note that "B" day students missed several in-person days earlier this school year so there will be several Wednesdays they will attend in person this spring.  You can view the calendar for "A" Day and "B" Day students on the Stokes County Schools Revised Calendar.  These dates have also been added to the South Stokes calendar as well.

Move to Plan A - March 22
In-Person Learning Five Days a Week

Thank you to everyone who responded with their desired plan for instruction for the remainder of the year.  On Friday, Dr. Rice sent a message to let you know we will be able to move to PLAN A - in person learning five days a week beginning March 22!  For our records, we are moving students who signed up for Plan B (hybrid - in-person and remote) to Plan A effective March 22.  Students who chose Plan C this past week who would now like to return under Plan A should notify the school this week so we can prepare for their return next Monday.  

Students who have previously been Plan C - all remote learning - who need bus transportation should call or email Mr. Tedder 336-994-2995 or so we can add these students to our routes and provide pick-up and drop-off times.  

Friday evening we held Homecoming and Sweetheart Court Ceremonies!  Congratulations to our 2020-2021 Homecoming Queen, Sloan Mounce; Homecoming Princess, Meghan Giller; Miss Congeniality, Katrina Borgen and to our Sweetheart King, Reece Weaver; Sweetheart Prince, Austin Ring; and Mr. Nice Guy Jake Tedder!

Senior Updates
Cap & Gown Delivery - March 15
Cap and Gown orders for seniors will be delivered on Monday, March 15.  Students on campus that day may pick their items up between 2:30 pm and 3:30 pm.  Students working remotely should pick their items up between 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm.  Seniors with a balance may pay before delivery with credit card by calling 1-855-314-8395.  Payment on March 15 by CASH OR MONEY ORDER ONLY!

Cap & Gown Pictures - April 1
Cap and Gown pictures have been scheduled for Thursday, April 1.  We encourage all of our seniors to have their pictures made.  There is no sitting fee and you will be provided information about how to order packages if interested.  See the Senior Page of the school website for information about what to wear with your cap and gown.

Juniors and seniors were sent a survey this week about interest in attending the Prom.  We are planning to have Prom on Saturday, May 1 and it is important for students to respond to the survey to help make plans.  The survey was sent to school email and students should repond by Wednesday at Noon.

Graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm!  Under the latest executive order we will be able to hold a live graduation outside at the football stadium.  Watch for more details in the near future about Awards Day, Graduation and more!

Be sure to follow the Senior Page and the South Stokes website for updates as they are available.

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 plan to host the event in person in a slightly modified format.  Tickets can be purchased from Boosters members or at school. Please consider supporting our Boosters and student athletes by purchasing a ticket.

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

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 15
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Cap & Gown Delivery
3:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Drivers Ed Class
4:30 pm - Tennis @ N. Davidson (Men's)
5:00 pm - Soccer vs. Bishop McGuinness (Women's)

Tuesday, March 16
3:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Drivers Ed Class
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. Millennium (Men's)
6:00 pm - Softball @ West Forsyth
6:30 pm - 8th Grade Registration and Q&A Session (LINK)

Wednesday, March 17
3:30 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting (LINK)
3:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Drivers Ed Class
7:00 pm - 6:30 pm - 8th Grade Registration and Q&A Session (LINK)
End of 3rd Quarter

Thursday, March 18
3:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Drivers Ed Class
5:00 pm - Soccer @ East Surry (Women's) - POSTPONED TO APRIL 15
6:30 pm - Softball vs. East Forsyth
7:00 pm - JV Football vs. Mount Airy

Friday, March 19
3:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Drivers Ed Class
7:00 pm - Football @ Mount Airy

Looking ahead...

Monday, March 22
3:30 pm - 8:30 pm - Drivers Ed Class
3:45 pm- Golf @ Hemlock vs. West Stokes
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. Millennium (Men's)
5:00 pm - Soccer @ Mount Airy (Women's)
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting

Tuesday, March 23
4:00 pm - Golf @ Greensboro National vs. Rockingham
6:00 pm - Softball vs. East Surry
6:30 pm - Registration and Q&A Session - All Grade Levels  (LINK)

Wednesday, March 24
5:00 pm - Soccer @ North Stokes (Women's)

Thursday, March 25
6:00 pm - Softball @ SW Guilford
7:00 pm - JV Football @ Bishop McGuinness

Friday, March 26
7:00 pm - Varsity Football vs. Bishop McGuinness

Saturday, March 27
Athletic Boosters Cash Giveaway

Monday, March 29
4:00 pm - Golf @ East Surry
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. East Surry (Men's)
6:00 pm - Softball vs. West Stokes

Tuesday, March 30
ASVAB Administration (Pre-register with counselors)

Wednesday, March 31
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. Mount Airy
5:00 pm - Soccer vs. Mount Airy (Women's)

Thursday, April 1
Cap & Gown Pictures
6:00 pm - Softball @ East Surry
7:00 pm - JV Football @ East Surry

Friday, April 2
HOLIDAY - No School
7:00 pm - Varsity Football @ East Surry

April 5 - 9

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 

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)