PH & SB News!

Districtwide Information for the Week of 2/1

Kindness Month Begins

This month we will be celebrating the kindness PH & SB students can show. Each day do something nice for another person, called Random Acts of Kindness (RAK)!

This week:

Monday - Help a family member

Tuesday - Do a chore without being asked

Wednesday - Choose your own RAK; DRESS UP DAY: Crazy for Kindness (wear crazy socks)

Thursday - Do your work to the best of your ability

Friday - Choose your own RAK; DRESS UP DAY: Team Kindness (wear your favorite team's gear)

SB Midterms & Healthy Kids Survey consent forms

South Bay has sent home their midterm reports on Friday. All 4-6th grade South Bay families were sent a consent form that would allow their students to complete the CA Healthy Kids Survey, please sign and complete ASAP. 7th & 8th grade forms are an Opt-Out form, only sign and return if you do not want them to participate. Thank you


Please remember all students that come on campus must be screened at home using the Qualtrics daily screening. This is emailed to the student email accounts daily. There is an option to add a parent cell phone number to receive a morning text with the survey. The questions have been updated so please read through them carefully before replying.

One of the new questions on the survey asks about non-essential travel. If your child has traveled more than 120 miles from home within the last 14 days on non-essential travel, we ask that they stay home and quarantine prior to coming back onto campus. If marked "yes" the survey will direct you to contact the site principal to determine a return to campus date. Thank you so much for ensuring student safety as we return to on-campus learning.

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Grimmett at 707-273-2113 at Pine Hill, or Mrs. Becksted at 707-296-8776 at South Bay. Thank you.

Important Upcoming Dates:

February-Kindness month

Week of 2/1 - Mid-Trimester Reports go home

2/11 - Board Meeting

2/15-2/19 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents Week Break

PTSA needs YOU!

We are currently looking for new PTSA leadership, as the current leadership team has completed their 2 year commitment. If you are interested in being a part of PTSA please contact Tim Grimmett or Heather Becksted and we'd be happy to give you more information.

Site Council Openings

There are openings on South Bay's two Site Councils. South Bay meets monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, and South Bay Charter meets monthly on the 3rd Thursday of the month. The commitment is about an hour a month.

Help each school develop plans to improve the educational experience for all of our students. Contact Heather Becksted (South Bay) for more information.

Food Distribution Fridays

Pine Hill/South Bay will be providing food for students of SBUSD families 18 years and under. Pick up for all students during distance learning will be at South Bay School from 11:00-1:00 on Friday only. Pick up has moved to the front office. Students that will be on campus will receive their daily meals before they head home for the day.

From the Family Resource Center:

If there is anyway the that FRC can help to support your family during this time please don't hesitate to contact us at 707-445-5933.

Library Books are Available for Checkout

The library is open for checking out books online. If anyone needs a refresher on how easy it is to search for a book and check one out online, here is a link to a short video that shows how to do it:

District librarian Allison Bronkall is available via email or phone every weekday from 9:00-1:50 to help them with any questions they may have about checking out books online:

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays @ Pine Hill - 443-4596, ext. 41

Tuesdays & Thursdays Phone @ South Bay - 267-9170

Books are available for pickup outside the office on Mondays from 11:30-1:30 for Pine Hill School and Fridays from 8:15-3:15 for South Bay Schools. For more schedule flexibility for parents, books can also be picked up in either of the school offices on any weekday, as long as you contact Allison and let her know.

South Bay USD Website

Visit our school website for more information.