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District Wide Information for the Week of 10/5

Meeting with the Principals

On Wednesday, October 7 from 4:00-5:00, the principals will make themselves available to parents via Zoom to answer any questions about the hybrid/distance learning model. We will be working hard this week to make sure everything is ready to go for on-campus learning.


We tried very hard to give you your first preference of learning model and keep your students with their teachers, but we couldn't in all cases. We will inform you early this week regarding your child's placement. Thanks for your patience and understanding. We look forward to talking to you on Wednesday.


Mr. Grimmett's Meeting Link


Mrs. Becksted's Meeting Link

Flu Vaccination Clinic

Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is offering a flu shot clinic at Pine Hill School this Friday, October 9, from 3:00-6:00. This service is for everyone in your family. See the flyers below for more information.

Site Council Openings

There are openings on all three Site Councils. Pine Hill will meet on the second Monday of each month, South Bay meets monthly on 3rd Tuesday of the month, and South Bay Charter meets monthly on 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 either Tim Grimmett (Pine Hill) or Heather Becksted (South Bay) for more information.

Self-Screening Required

Prior to entering either the Pine Hill or South Bay campus, all staff and community members must self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms. Use this list from the CDC to check to see if you have any symptoms. If you are symptomatic at all, please stay home and contact your health care service provider.


When we come back on campus, parents will need to complete an online symptom screening for your children before coming to school. Details about this online screener will be delivered this week.


We would also like to thank everyone for wearing a mask on campus. Wearing a mask is a requirement on our two campuses indoors and when maintaining a minimum of six-feet of physical distancing is not possible. Thank you for being a part of the solution! Please see this page for more information about face coverings and how they help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Food Distribution for 20-21

During distance learning, Pine Hill/South Bay will be providing food twice a week for families. Pick up will be at South Bay School from 11:00-1:00 Tuesday and Friday. At this time we are offering free breakfast and lunch to all children in your home 18 and under. Once we start the Hybrid Learning/Distance Learning model on Oct. 12th, food will only be available for Pine Hill and South Bay Students.

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!

Click below to Join SBUSD PTSA

Reserve Your Library Books for Pickup!

Library book curbside pickup will continue this week!

You or your student may now reserve books online using their Chromebook! South Bay pickups will be on Tuesdays from 11:00-1:00 & Pine Hill pickups will be on Friday from 11:30-1:30. I will be outside near the curb with a cart of the reserved library books.

Chromebook Troubleshooting Procedures

Chromebook Troubleshooting Procedures


Clear the cookies. https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/32050?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

Update the Chrome Browser:

  1. Go to settings (three dots to the right of his profile picture on the Chrome Browser)

  2. Choose settings, (might need to then click on the word settings - depending on the Chrome version that is running)

  3. In the settings column on the left of the screen scroll down to "about Chrome" or "about Chrome OS"

  4. Click on "check for updates" in the window on the right. If there are any updates needed, they will start to download. If they don't, then just click on "check for updates".

  5. Once downloaded click on the restart Chrome Button

  6. Allow it to restart.

  7. Check for updates a second time just to make sure all updates in the queue have been run. Repeat Step #4-6

  8. Repeat checking for updates until you see "Chromebook is up to date".

Finally, complete the following:

  1. Sign out of the Chromebook

  2. Turn the Chromebook all the way off

  3. Turn the Chromebook on

  4. Log back into the Student Google Account

South Bay USD Website

Visit our school website for more information.