PH & SB News!
South Bay District News for the week of February 6th
The Importance of Reading Fluency
The article Six Ways to Help your Child Read, Cover to Cover, gives parents suggestions on ways they can support their kids' fluency. Even kindergarteners can "read" fluently by reading a story repeatedly until it becomes somewhat memorized, then performing the story to an audience (parents, pets, siblings, etc.)
EVERY CHILD A READER is our goal, and we greatly appreciate the assistance you provide by reading to and with your child every night! Please reach out to your child's teacher if you have any questions or would like more ideas on how to help your child be a proficient reader!
7th Grade Charter School Enrollment- Applications due 2/10
South Bay Candy Grams
The grams are
- 50 cents for 1
- $5 for 12
- $10 for your class
Candy Grams will be delivered on Valentine's Day! This is a fun way to let your friends know how special they are to you!
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!
Cell Phones for Students
Join us for the Foggy Bottoms Run
This is a fun family event and we hope to see you there!
Join PTSA (Parent Teachers Student Association)
South Bay Charter Council
- 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!
Menus are 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
Earned Income Tax Credit Information Act Communication
Due to our school offering free lunch to all students you may qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit. See below for more information.
Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov.
You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.
If you have questions regarding this subject, please contact the IRS by phone at 800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov. You can also contact the Franchise Tax Board by phone at 800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.