Sunday, May 9, 2021

Saura Weekly Updates - May 9, 2021


Spring Exams 2021
Exams will be given May 25-June 1.  Students should make sure all Chromebook keys are working and report any technology issues to Mrs. Himmelspach or Mrs. Campbell.  State exams which include English 2, Math 1, Math 3, Biology, and many of our Career and Technical Education courses will be given on campus in person.  Teacher made exams will be delivered remotely.  School will dismiss at 12:20 pm on exam days.

Prom 2021
Prom 2021 is in the books.  A huge thank you to Mrs. Collins and Mrs. Boak for making the plans, to Mike and Dale Farmer for hosting us at their venue, to our junior homeroom teachers for helping chaperone, to the parents and staff who helped provide snacks and drinks for the event, and our students who made it a fun evening!  Congratulations to our Prom King, Trevor Brown, and our Prom Queen, McKinley Carter!

Senior Updates

We will have a senior meeting on Thursday morning, May 13 at 10:05 am to provide seniors with information about upcoming events as we prepare for Graduation.  All seniors are encouraged to make plans to attend.  

The senior picnic will be Tuesday, May 18 - additional details to come.

Awards Day and Talent Show are scheduled for Friday, May 21.  Seniors, their parents and guests will be able to attend Awards Day.

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.  We currently expect each graduate to get 8 tickets, but the final number will be determined based on the mass gathering limits as defined in any Executive Order in place at the time of the event. 

Graduation practices are scheduled for May 26 and 27.  Seniors MUST attend graduation practice to participate in the ceremony.  Seniors should make plans now to attend!

Wednesday, May 26 - 1:30 - 4:00 pm
Thursday, May 27 - 1:30 - 3:30 pm

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

Driver's Education
The next driver's education class will be held June 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 14 from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm at South Stokes in the auditorium.  Students must have been born on or before December 7, 2006 to register.  You can register on the Driver's Ed page of the school website.  Registration will close on Monday, May 17.

Yearbook Updates
Online sales for yearbooks will end on May 21.  In-person sales may continue, but with limited quantities remaining  We have a limited supply of yearbooks still available for purchase.  If you want a copy of the 2020-2021 edition, be sure to order yours very soon!  You can order yearbooks online on the South Stokes Yearbook page or at school.  Contact Alyssa Smith with questions (

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 10
4:30 pm - Tennis @ Mount Airy (Women's)
6:30 pm - Athletic Boosters Meeting (Cafeteria)

Tuesday, May 11
12:00 Noon - AP Psychology Exam
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. East Surry
4:30 pm - Baseball @ East Surry
6:00 pm - Wrestling @ Trinity

Wednesday, May 12
7:30 am - AP English Language Exam
4:30 pm - Tennis @ Bishop McGuinness (Women's)

Thursday, May 13
Forsyth Tech Registration Sessions
4:30 pm - Track Meet @ Mount Airy (East Surry/Mount Airy/SSHS)

Friday, May 14
7:30 am - AP Biology Exam
12:00 Noon - AP Environmental Science
4:30 pm - Baseball vs. North Stokes
6:00 pm - Wrestling vs. NW Guilford

Sunday, May 16
3:00 pm - Spring Band Concert
4:00 pm - Spring Theatre Performance

Looking ahead...

Monday, May 17
7:30 am - AP Computer Science Principles Exam
12:00 Noon - AP Statistics Exam
4:30 pm - Tennis @ East Surry 
6:00 pm - Baseball vs. Millennium (Varsity Only)

Tuesday, May 18
11:30 am - Senior Picnic
4:30 pm - Baseball vs. Bishop McGuinness
6:00 pm - Wrestling vs. E Forsyth & Reidsville

Wednesday, May 19
Forsyth Tech Registration Sessions
3:30 pm - School Improvement Team Meeting
4:30 pm - Tennis vs. North Stokes

Thursday, May 20 
3:30 pm - Track @ Bishop McGuinness (Bishop/East Surry/SSHS)

Friday, May 21
9:00 am - Awards Day
Time TBD - Talent Show
6:00 pm - Wrestling vs. North Stokes / McMichael

Monday, May 24
4:00 pm - Tennis @ WS Prep (Women's)

Tuesday, May 25
1st Period Exams
Early Dismissal @ 12:20 pm
4:30 pm - Baseball vs. Mount Airy

Wednesday, May 26
2nd Period Exams
Early Dismissal @ 12:20 pm
1:30 pm - Mandatory Graduation Practice
4:00 pm - Tennis vs. Mount Airy (Women's)

Thursday, May 27
3rd Period Exams
Early Dismissal @ 12:20 pm
1:30 pm - Mandatory Graduation Practice
4:30 pm - Baseball vs. East Surry 
4:30 pm - Track Meet vs. East Surry / WS Prep
6:00 pm - Wrestling @ East Surry

Friday, May 28
4th Period Exams
Early Dismissal @ 12:20 pm
7:00 pm - Graduation

Monday, May 31
Memorial Day Holiday

Tuesday, June 1
Makeup Exams
Early Dismissal @ 12:20 pm
End of 4th Quarter
4:30 pm - Baseball vs. North Stokes
6:00 pm - Wrestling vs. Uwharrie & Morehead

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 Student Handbook

South Stokes High School Student Handbook

Link to 2020-2021 Stokes County Schools Calendar 

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.

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