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Districtwide Information for the Week of 5/17

South Bay Cultural Diversity Festival

Join us on Thursday May 27th from 6-7pm for our virtual Cultural Diversity Festival. Students will be presenting their digital art projects, grade level musical spoken word pieces, Ms. Park's class will show their video projects, there will be local musical guests, raffle prizes and candies from around the world to those students in attendance! It should be a fun night for everyone! Look for the Zoom link coming next week!

Pre-Order your South Bay Yearbook

The South Bay yearbook is now available for pre-order. The cost of the yearbook is $10 with the yearbooks arriving the last week of school. You can order your yearbook in the office or through our website at or click here for the direct link to the payment site. Only 150 yearbooks were ordered so please place your order ASAP to ensure you receive a copy!

Message to South Bay from Sara Bareilles

This past week South Bay received a wonderful, encouraging video message from Ms. Sara Bareilles. Thanks Sara for remembering your hometown! Check it out!

Important Upcoming Dates:

May 3-28th - CAASPP testing for 3-8th grade students (days vary)

May 10-23 - South Bay Online Book Fair

May 26th- 8th grade hearing/vision screening in the AM

May 31st- Memorial Day, no school

8th Grade Hearing/Vision Testing

Hello 8th grade families. On Wed.5/26 the HCOE nurses will be here to perform hearing and vision screenings for all 8th graders. If you are a distance learning student please drop by the office on 5/26 between 10-11 for your screening. Feel free to contact the office with any questions.

Explore for Next Year 21-22

Here is the application for next school year's Explore program. Please go ahead and complete your application today to reserve your spot for next year's Explore program. Thanks for helping us plan for a great new year!

South Bay online Bookfair

Dear Families,

You’re invited to shop our Scholastic South Bay School Book Fair online from May 10-23! All purchases benefit our library and connect kids with new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more. You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the

interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features:

 Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers, and value packs

 All orders ship direct to home

 FREE shipping to HOME on book-only orders over $25*

 All purchases support South Bay School Library and earn 25% in rewards

Starting May 10, Visit our Online Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop Now” to get


Happy reading,

Allison Bronkall, Library



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 outside of the state of California 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.

Kindergarten Enrollment Continues

We are continuing to enroll students for kindergarten at Pine Hill School. If you have a student of kindergarten age or know a family looking for an excellent kindergarten program for their child, please check out this informative article about our program. We'd appreciate your help by sharing this newsletter or the article with prospective families. Contact the school at 443-4596 for more information about kindergarten enrollment.

Box Tops Program Still Alive & Kickin'!

Thank you to all of the parents and teachers who are still scanning receipts with the Box Tops app on their phones for credits or clipping the paper Box Tops (although pretty rare to find now!). We earned $124 so far this year for new books for the libraries! If you don't have time to scan your own problem. Please turn them in to your child's teacher or at the school's front office and they will be put in my box for me to scan. We are also still accepting paper Box Tops clips if you still have them!

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.

South Bay USD Website

Visit our school website for more information.