PH & SB News!

Districtwide Information for the Week of 10/19

Please return your First Day Paperwork Packet with your student This Week!

Distance Learning on Mondays

Please remember ALL STUDENTS have distance learning on Mondays. Please don't bring your child to school for in-person instruction on Monday. Teachers will provide the times for their Monday meetings. Please contact them if you have any questions.

Self-Screening Required

Many parents of in-person students are now doing a good job screening their students prior to coming to school. This week we will be using the online screening that sends verification to Pine Hill and South Bay Schools. Find a daily email with a link to the screener in your student's email account. A new email with the screener will be in their account in the morning. See the video below for instructions. This screener MUST BE COMPLETED EVERY DAY!

If there is an issue with the Daily Health Screening email you can complete it through THIS LINK to ensure your child is symptom-free. If you are symptomatic at all, please stay home and contact your health care service provider.

Please remember that THIS IS A DAILY REQUIREMENT! Please help us ensure that in-person instruction continues to be an option by doing your part to keep our campuses safe and healthy. Thanks for helping us make in-person instruction successful!

Please do not drop off students early!

Pine Hill's campus opens at 8:00 am for the morning cohort and 11:45 am for the afternoon cohort of in-person instruction.

South Bay's campus opens at 8:15 am for the morning cohort and 12:00 pm for the afternoon cohort of in-person instruction.

We are unable to accommodate students arriving on campus prior to these times. There will not be breakfast served or playtime prior to school starting. Students will have their health screening confirmed and then go straight to their classroom. Thank you for your assistance in keeping our campus safe!


Reminder - as we come back on campus for instruction wearing masks is a requirement for everyone on campus.

Neck Gaiters and face shields without drapes are not acceptible. The schools will be distributing reusable masks for every student. Please make sure to follow the CDC guidelines for proper care and cleaning. Thank you for being a part of the solution! Please see this page for more information about face coverings and how they help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Employees Needed!

Do you enjoy working with young children? We have several job openings in our district, mostly at Pine Hill. For more information and to apply, click HERE. Thanks for considering being a part of our team!

Site Council Openings

There are openings on all three Site Councils. Pine Hill will meet on the last Monday of each month, South Bay meets monthly on 3rd Tuesday of the month, and South Bay Charter meets monthly on 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 either Tim Grimmett (Pine Hill) or Heather Becksted (South Bay) for more information.

Food Distribution is now only for SBUSD students

Pine Hill/South Bay will be providing food twice a week for SBUSD students only. Pick up will be at South Bay School from 11:00-1:00 Tuesday and Friday, by the back of the cafeteria. Due to the return to school, food will only be available for Pine Hill and South Bay students currently enrolled.

Help us Plan for Meal Pickup

In order to better gauge the number of meals to plan for this year, we are asking for your help. Please complete the following survey to provide your plans regarding participation in the SBUSD meal program. Thanks for your assistance!

Meal Participation Survey

From the Family Resource Center:

We have plenty of diapers for families that are in need! We are also currently signing families up for our weekend food bag program through Food For People. This program will start on October 9. Please call to check for availability at 707-445-5933. We look forward to working with you!

Click below to Join SBUSD PTSA

Reserve Your Library Books for Pickup!

Library book curbside pickup will continue this week!

You or your student may now reserve books online using their Chromebook! For distance learning students, South Bay pickups will be on Tuesdays from 11:00-1:00 & Pine Hill pickups will be on Monday from 11:30-1:30. Allison will be outside near the curb with a cart of the reserved library books. For students on campus, books will be given to them to bring home.

Box Tops for Education

We are still collecting Box Tops for both Pine Hill and South Bay Schools! If you have any of the paper or plastic ones, please drop them by either of the schools by OCTOBER 28. You can leave them on the library book curbside pickup cart at South Bay School on Tuesdays from 11:00-1:00 or at Pine Hill School's curbside pickup day on Mondays from 11:30-1:30. You may also drop them off at either school's front office with the school secretary.

The new way for the schools to get Box Tops credits is to scan your grocery receipts with a free phone app you can get for your smartphone on Apple's AppStore or GooglePlay. Thank you for continuing to support both of the schools' libraries in this way!

South Bay USD Website

Visit our school website for more information.