PH & SB News!

Districtwide Information for the Week of 2/8

Parent Survey

Please take a few minutes to complete the attached survey. Your feedback to this survey will help shape the South Bay Union Elementary School District's focus in the years ahead. I appreciate you taking the time to complete this short three-question survey.

Celebrating Black History month

South Bay PE & Black History Month together!

Ms. Parnell and the South Bay Students had a great workout this work following this Black History Tribute Tabata. Feel free to click the link, learn and get a great workout!

Valentines for Nursing Homes!

South Bay Students worked with Area 1 Agency on Aging to provide Valentines for those in nursing homes around our county. The students put a lot of love and kindness into these sweet Valentines. Thank you South Bay for showing others how Sharktastic you all are. This is what kindness to others is all about!

Kindness Month Continues...

This month we will be celebrating the kindness PH & SB students can show. Each day do something nice for another person, called Random Acts of Kindness (RAK)!

This week:

Monday - Do something kind for your pet or animals

Tuesday - Tell someone how important they are

Wednesday - Choose your own RAK; DRESS UP DAY: Kindness Shines Bright! (wear bright clothes)

Thursday - Make someone laugh- tell them a joke

Friday - Choose your own RAK; DRESS UP DAY: We Love Kindness (wear pink or red)

Healthy Kids Survey consent forms

All 4-6th grade South Bay families were sent a consent form (along with their midterm report) that would allow their students to complete the CA Healthy Kids Survey, please sign and complete ASAP. 7th & 8th grade forms are an Opt-Out form, only sign and return if you do not want them to participate. Thank you

Important Upcoming Dates:

February-Black History month & Kindness Month

2/11 - Board Meeting

2/15-2/19 - NO SCHOOL - Presidents Week Break

3/11- Board Meeting

3/12 Last day of 2nd Trimester

3/15 3rd Trimester starts


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 more than 120 miles from home 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.

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.