PH & SB News!

Important District News for the Week of January 3rd

COVID testing on campus

Coming back from winter break, we are encouraging students to get tested at home before returning to school, especially if they have had symptoms consistent with COVID-19.

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. Please review it again. Thanks for your understanding and assistance with keeping our campuses as safe as possible and students learning in person!

Inter-district Transfers

It’s hard to believe, but plans are already underway for the 2022-2023 school year. If you are interested in an inter-district transfer (both renewals and new), the inter-district transfer form must be completed and turned into your child’s district of residence. Please contact the school office or visit for more information, including important deadlines to return forms.

Pine Hill & South Bay Open House

Our Open House will take place on Mon. 1/10. Pine Hill's open house hours will be from 5:30-6:30 pm and South Bay will overlap with the hours between 6:00-7:00. We hope to see you there!

Enroll Your Child for Kindergarten!

Kindergarten enrollment is underway at Pine Hill. Please click HERE below for an informational article about kindergarten enrollment and share it with anyone you think might be interested. Contact the Pine Hill office at 707-443-4596 if you have any questions about the enrollment process.

Kindergarten Info Night is Wednesday, January 5 at 5:30. The event will be in the Pine Hill cafeteria. If you or anyone you know have children who will be eligible for TK or kindergarten next year, please consider attending.

Pine Hill Kindergarten Enrollment Advertisement

7th Grade Lottery 2022-23

If your child is currently in the 6th grade and they would like to attend South Bay Charter School for 7th/8th grade, now is the time to complete your application! Applications are due by Jan. 14th, with the lottery taking place on Wed. Jan. 19th. Applications are handed out at Parent/Teacher conferences or can be picked up in the South Bay office. Please contact Mrs. Becksted with any questions you might have!

Family Resource Center

  • The FRC has diapers for families with kids in sizes 0-5.
  • If your family is behind on rent or utilities due to covid we can connect you with the Housing is Key program to possibly get financial assistance.
  • If you or your family are interested in getting vaccinated, we can assist you in the process and offer transportation assistance.
  • Please contact us at 445-5933 for anything you need assistance with.

Important Upcoming Dates:

January 5th- Kindergarten Information Night, 5:30 Pine Hill cafeteria

January 10th- OPEN HOUSE Pine Hill 5:30-6:30, South Bay 6:00-7:00

January 11th- Board Meeting, South Bay Library 6pm

January 14th- 7th grade 2022-23 applications due by 3:15 pm

January 17th- MLK Jr. day observed

January 18th- PH and SB Site Council 3:30 on each site

January 20th- SB Charter Council 3:15 on Zoom

January 21st- Mid-term for 2nd Trimester

South Bay USD Website

Visit the district's website for more information.