PH & SB News!

South Bay District News for the week of January 9

Open House

Open at both Pine Hill and South Bay will be on Monday, January 9. Pine Hill will be from 5:30-6:30 and South Bay will be from 6:00-7:00. Come see what your students have been working on this year. This is a good opportunity to see what next year's teachers have planned for your child as well.

Charter School Open House

During the South Bay Open House there will be an Independent Studies presentation and Q&A time from 6-6:30. We will also be having a presentation and Q&A for our 7th & 8th grade classes. This is a great opportunity for 6th graders to come and see how staying at South Bay is a great opportunity for them. The 7th & 8th grade presentation will be from 6:30-7pm. We hope to see you there!

Kindergarten Enrollment

Pine Hill is enrolling for the 23-24 school year. If you have a child who will be TK or Kindergarten eligible, please contact the Pine Hill office to start the enrollment process. For more information and to see the necessary forms, including immunization requirements, please CLICK HERE.

Any child turning 5 between September 2, 2023 and June 1, 2024 may be enrolled in TK! Please contact us ASAP to enroll your child and share this information with friends if possible!


Important Upcoming Dates:

Mon. 1/9 - Open House - 5:30-6:30 @ Pine Hill; 6:00-7:00 @ South Bay

Wed. 1/11 - Board Meeting - 6:00 in room 15 @ South Bay

Mon. 1/16 - NO SCHOOL - MLK Day

Tues. 1/17 - Site Council Meetings at Pine Hill and South Bay

Fri. 1/20- Lunch on the Lawn (or cafeteria) for South Bay

Fri. 1/27 - Family Movie Night - 6:00 @ Pine Hill

Join PTSA (Parent Teachers Student Association)

Please help us to provide great events and activities for our families and students. Please consider joining PTSA and being a member of South Bay Union School District PTSA. Click the link below to become a member!

Mark your calendars!

Join us for the PTSA movie night and membership drive on Friday, Jan. 27th 6pm at Pine Hill School. More information about the movie and snacks will be provided soon!

South Bay Charter Council

Parent members for the South Bay Charter Council are needed! Our schools benefit from having Charter Councils because they:
  • provide an open forum for discussing educational issues
  • provide an opportunity for interaction by parents, teachers, and administrators
  • foster the importance of decision-making at the site level
  • contribute to each site's Plan for Student Achievement
  • assist in defining educational needs and problems

If being a part of our school's charter councils intrigues you, please reach out to Heather Becksted at South Bay. Your interest in this important school team is greatly appreciated!


Click HERE for the breakfast and lunch menus at Pine Hill and South Bay through January 13th.

Menus will be covered in two-week sections, due to supply chain issues. The kitchen wants to ensure that we can provide the meals on our menu, so planning for shorter periods is necessary. Neither South Bay nor Pine Hill provides microwaves for students to use in the cafeteria, so please pack ready-to-eat meals.

**Remember school breakfast & lunch is free for ALL students, regardless of home income. **

Family Resource Center

Get familiar with what the FRC has to offer! Stop by or call us at 707-445-5933.

  • Parent Support Group is happening every Friday from 8:30-9:30 in the Pine Hill FRC. Stop by for coffee and good talks.
  • First Five sponsored Playgroup is every Tuesday, from 9:30-11:30 in the Pine Hill FRC. All kids 0-5 and caregivers are welcome.
  • If you are signed up for Friday Food Bags, they started October 7. We have a few slots left!
  • Check out our clothing closet at both sites. Call to set up an appointment to get some free stuff!
  • We are open for drop-ins at Pine Hill in the FRC and at South Bay in Room 17 Mon-Fri 8:00-4:00.

Updated Covid Guidance

SBUSD will continue to follow guidance from HCOE and Humboldt County Public Health pertaining to isolation and quarantine. CLICK HERE to view the most recent flowchart that we will use for positive cases and exposure.

Vaccinations Available

If your family is interested, vaccinations for individuals aged 5 years and older are available at numerous locations in Humboldt County. Please follow THIS LINK to make an appointment or access a variety of information related to Covid vaccinations.