PH & SB News!

Districtwide Information for the Week of 11/9

Self-Screening Required for In-Person Students

Starting on Tuesday, health screening using the screener found in the STUDENTS' EMAIL ACCOUNTS is required before coming to school. The screener can be texted to parents' cell phones. This can be set up the first time the screener is completed.


Please note that students will not be allowed on the bus or on campus if this specific screener through Qualtrics is not completed. As cases are starting to rise in the county, we are taking this very seriously. PLEASE do your part to help keep our schools open for in-person instruction.


Thanks to everyone who is already doing this on a daily basis. Please watch the instructional video below and contact the office if you have any questions about accessing the screener.

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!

From the Family Resource Center:

The Family Resource Center is gearing up for the holiday season! Keep an eye out for flyers with information on programs and how to sign up. Please feel free to reach out with any questions at 707-445-5933. We also still have plenty of diapers size 1-5!

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!

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.