PH & SB News!

South Bay District News for the week of Dec. 12th

Holiday Spirit Week!

Join us in celebrating holiday spirit week as we finish up 2022~

Mon- Grinch day (wear green!)

Tues- Christmas Headwear (headbands, hats or elf ears)

Wed-Pajama Day (wear your cozies!)

Thurs- Cozy Flannel, beanie and scarf (keep warm!)

Fri- Ugly Sweater day (ugly sweaters are beautiful)

Kindergarten Enrollment is Underway!

It's hard to believe, but we are already enrolling for the 23-24 school year. If you have a child who will be TK or Kindergarten eligible, please contact the Pine Hill office to start the enrollment process. For more information and to see the necessary forms, including immunization requirements, please CLICK HERE.

Winter Break

Winter Break is from 12/19/22 - 1/2/23 for both Pine Hill and South Bay. School resumes on TUESDAY, 1/3/23. We wish you and your family a joyous holiday season!

Important Upcoming Dates:

Mon. 12/12-Parent Teacher Conferences (early dismissal)

Wed. 12/14- Board Meeting 6pm @ South Bay room 15

Fri. 12/16-Lunch on the Quad @ South Bay

Mon. 12/19 - Mon. 1/2- Winter Break

Join PTSA (Parent Teachers Student Association)

Please help us to provide great events and activities for our families and students. Please consider joining PTSA and being a member of South Bay Union School District PTSA. Click the link below to become a member!

Mark your calendars!

Join us for the PTSA movie night and membership drive on Friday, Jan. 27th 6pm at Pine Hill School. More information about the movie and snacks will be provided in the new year! Enjoy your holiday season and we look forward to seeing you then!

Santa's Workshop

All Pine Hill students will be attending "Santa's Workshop" at the Humboldt Grange on either December 14th or 15th. Students are able to get gifts for their families that day. Volunteers, monetary donations, and gifts (toys, other items) are requested by the grange. If you are able to assist in any way it would be greatly appreciated. The grange's request is for a $2 donation for each student attending the event if possible. Reach out to Terra in the Pine Hill office if you are able to volunteer or if you have any questions.

South Bay Charter Council

Parent members for the South Bay Charter Council are needed! Our schools benefit from having Charter Councils because they:
  • provide an open forum for discussing educational issues
  • provide an opportunity for interaction by parents, teachers, and administrators
  • foster the importance of decision-making at the site level
  • contribute to each site's Plan for Student Achievement
  • assist in defining educational needs and problems

If being a part of our school's charter councils intrigues you, please reach out to Heather Becksted at South Bay. Your interest in this important school team is greatly appreciated!


Click HERE for the breakfast and lunch menus at Pine Hill and South Bay through December 16th.

Menus will be covered in two-week sections, due to supply chain issues. The kitchen wants to ensure that we can provide the meals on our menu, so planning for shorter periods is necessary. Neither South Bay nor Pine Hill provides microwaves for students to use in the cafeteria, so please pack ready-to-eat meals.

**Remember school breakfast & lunch is free for ALL students, regardless of home income. **

Family Resource Center

Get familiar with what the FRC has to offer! Stop by or call us at 707-445-5933.

  • Parent Support Group is happening every Friday from 8:30-9:30 in the Pine Hill FRC. Stop by for coffee and good talks.
  • First Five sponsored Playgroup is every Tuesday, from 9:30-11:30 in the Pine Hill FRC. All kids 0-5 and caregivers are welcome.
  • If you are signed up for Friday Food Bags, they started October 7. We have a few slots left!
  • Check out our clothing closet at both sites. Call to set up an appointment to get some free stuff!
  • We are open for drop-ins at Pine Hill in the FRC and at South Bay in Room 17 Mon-Fri 8:00-4:00.

Updated Covid Guidance

SBUSD will continue to follow guidance from HCOE and Humboldt County Public Health pertaining to isolation and quarantine. CLICK HERE to view the most recent flowchart that we will use for positive cases and exposure.

Vaccinations Available

If your family is interested, vaccinations for individuals aged 5 years and older are available at numerous locations in Humboldt County. Please follow THIS LINK to make an appointment or access a variety of information related to Covid vaccinations.