PH & SB News!

Important District News for the Week of November 8

NO SCHOOL THURS. & FRI. NOVEMBER 11 & 12 - Veterans Day Observation

Time Change Sunday

It's that time of year to move clocks back an hour. We want to make sure the kids are on time Monday morning. If you haven't already done so, please set your clocks back an hour!

Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month. The Native American Heritage Month website offers excellent information, exhibits, and curated links that celebrate and honor Native American history and contributions from a variety of sources, including the Library of Congress, National Archives, Smithsonian Institution, and the National Park Service.

COVID testing on campus

Both school sites now have the ability to test students for the purpose of modifying quarantine for close contacts or when students return from being out sick. If your child is out sick they can return to school after 24 hours of being fever/symptom-free. With a signed consent form, students can complete a rapid antigen test, get Covid test results, and return to class within 15 minutes! This will reduce or eliminate the time students need to stay off campus while waiting for a negative test result.


For families that do not want to sign the consent form, we will continue to follow CDPH guidance on quarantine for unvaccinated individuals. THIS ARTICLE specifies the procedures we will continue to follow. Thanks for your understanding and assistance with keeping our campuses as safe as possible and students learning in person!

HCOE Equity Series

Please visit THIS LINK for information about upcoming Equity Series events with Sharrone Blanck at the Humboldt County Office of Education.


Sharrone's introductory video regarding the series can be viewed HERE.

Family Resource Center

Exciting things are happening at the FRC!

  • Thanks to all those who participated in our Virtual Health and Wellness Fair! If your student(s) participated, feel free to stop by the office at Pine Hill for a little surprise.
  • Playgroup is every Tuesday from 9:30-12:30 in the Family Resource Center at Pine Hill. We can't wait to welcome our families back for some fun!
  • Holidays are around the corner. If you are interested in holiday support, please reach out to the FRC to get put on our interest list, so we can reach out to you when it is time to sign up!
  • Diapers, diapers, diapers! We are always looking for new families for our diaper program! We offer families in size 0-5 diapers one box with wipes per month.

Please call us with any questions or concerns at 445-5933.

Important Upcoming Dates:

November 9 - SBUSD BIPOC Listening Session - 6:00-8:00 PM via Zoom

November 10 - Board Meeting - 7:00 @ South Bay

November 11-12 - NO SCHOOL - Veterans Day Observed

November 17 - Picture Day Makeups at Pine Hill

November 22-26 - NO SCHOOL - Fall Break

South Bay USD Website

Visit the district's website for more information.