PH & SB News!

Districtwide Information for the Week of 11/2

Distance Learning on Mondays

Please remember ALL STUDENTS have distance learning on Mondays. If your student does not login they will be marked absent! This is not a day off, but a day for distance learning. Students should be logging on virtually at their regularly scheduled cohort time.

Self-Screening Required

Many parents of in-person students are now doing a good job screening their students prior to coming to school. We will continue to use the online screening, found in your child's email, that sends verification to Pine Hill and South Bay Schools. A new email with the screener will be in their account every morning. You can choose to have a reminder texted to your phone when you fill out the screener. See the video below for instructions. 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!

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 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 is now only for SBUSD students

Pine Hill/South Bay will be providing food for students of SBUSD families 18 years and under. Pick up for distance learning students will be at South Bay School from 11:00-1:00 on Friday only, by the back of the cafeteria.


Students that are in-person will be provided a meal bag daily if they are signed up to receive meals or if parents order meals ahead of time.


Students may qualify for free or reduced meals. Applying is easy. Not only could you qualify for reduced meal costs. Your application can also help Pine Hill and South Bay with increased funding, improved internet access, and other important resources to help our students. Please see the flyer below for more information. To apply, CLICK HERE!

South Bay School Photos

Mark your calendars! Nov. 5th will be distance learning picture day and Nov. 6th will be on campus picture day! You will receive an email from Lifetouch to order and pay for photos. Then come at your scheduled grade level time for photos in the school library. We hope to see you there!


Pine Hill picture day will be December 3-4. More details about Pine Hill's picture day to follow.

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!

PTSA eat at MOD Pizza Night

Wednesday, Nov. 4th, 4-8pm

2626 Broadway Street

Eureka, CA

Support Pine Hill & South Bay Schools by eating at MOD Pizza! 20% of proceeds are returned to PTSA to support our studetns

Finding a library book at your reading level

How to Search for a Library Book Online Using Your AR Reading Level Range

Log into Alexandria Researcher so that you are on the search screen (click on the magnifying glass icon):

1) Click on "Study Programs"

2) Choose "Accelerated Reader"

3) In the "Reading Level" (top boxes), put in both numbers of your reading level (lower number in first box, higher number in second box.)

4) Click "Apply"

5) Then click on "Smart Search" and choose "Subjects"

6) In the search bar, type in a subject you are interested in but only put in one subject at a time.

7) All the books on this subject in your reading range will show up and you can look through them to choose the ones you want to check out!

Kindergarten Dental Screening

Don't miss out on this opportunity to have your Kindergartener's teeth checked at the dental screening on Nov. 6th from 11-2pm. Call or text Ciara Hunt at 707-298-8178 to schedule your drive thru screening.

Check out our online book fair 11/9-11/20

Box Tops Program Still Running!

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.