PH & SB News!

Districtwide Information for the Week of 1/4

Kindergarten Enrollment is Underway!

Enrollment for kindergarten at Pine Hill School has begun. 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. Look for a local television ad promoting our program in the near future! Contact the school at 443-4596 for more information about kindergarten enrollment.

Charter School 7th Grade Applications due!

If you would like your child to attend 7th grade at South Bay Charter School, applications must be completed and turned in by Fri. Jan. 15th by 3:15pm. Applications were mailed out to current South Bay 6th graders, or can be picked up in the SB office. The lottery for the 7th grade class will be held via Zoom on Dec. 20th at 3:30pm.

Interdistrict Forms have been mailed!

If you are currently attending Pine Hill or South Bay School and reside outside of our district boundaries we have sent you an updated Interdistrict Transfer form for the 2021-22 school year. These are to be completed, signed and returned to the school for processing by Jan. 29th. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to reach out to your school principal.


Thank you!

Cope & Hope at South Bay

The Cope & Hope Photo Project seeks to document how students, families, and schools are experiencing the impacts of school closures due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. We want to narrow the focus to uplifting the resilience of teachers and students’ ability to cope in a time of distress and “come together” virtually to envision how they hope their schools will transform when in-person instruction resumes.


This is a project that South Bay Students will be working on during their art classes with Ms. Ngan starting at the beginning of 2021!

Edmentum Introduction

Edmentum is a new platform that students will be using that will giving them individualized support based on personalized assessments. Take a look at the video below to learn more about this exciting student opportunity for growth.
Getting Started in Exact Path: A Guide for Parents

Distance Learning for ALL Students

Based on recommendations from public health officials, the school board voted to move all students to distance learning from November 30-January 15. Teachers will share Zoom meeting times and links through Google Classroom and ClassDojo. Please contact your child's teacher if you have any questions.

South Bay Explore

While we are distance learning students can login with Mr. Robles for homework help from 3:15-4:30. Mr. Robles is also looking for ideas fun ideas for when we return to oncampus learning. Feel free to check in and say hello. Here is the Zoom Link:

https://zoom.us/j/9953454485?pwd=K1M3QVFob21NZUhKZ0Z5MTZxRUQvUT09

Pine Hill Picture Day

Due to the change to distance learning for all students, Pine Hill's picture day has been rescheduled to later in January. Information will be sent out when the picture day nears.

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 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.

From the Family Resource Center:

REMINDER: If you signed up for "Winter Break Food Bags," make sure you come Thursday, December 17 to pick up your food and stocking stuffers! We will be handing everything out drive-thru style at Pine Hill from 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Please call with any questions, 707-445-5933. If you signed up for toys for tots, please look at this flyer to see your pick up date/location.

Important Library Information

Please Note: Library Book Curbside Pickup/Return Day Has Changed for IS Students and Distance Learning Students

For Independent Study students and Distance Learning students, the library book curbside pickup/return day has changed to Fridays 11:00-1:00 at South Bay and Mondays 11:00-1:00 at Pine Hill. If you cannot pick up or return a book on this day, you may do so in the school office on any weekday between the hours of 8:15-3:15. If you have any questions, please contact Allison Bronkall at 267-9170 or abronkall@southbayusd.org. Thank you!

South Bay USD Website

Visit our school website for more information.