PH & SB News!

South Bay District News for the Week of June 13th

Last Week of School

This is the last week of the 2021-22 school year! Please note that this Monday 6/13 is NOT an early release day, instead the early release will be on Thursday 6/16, the last day of school! There will be no school on Friday, and summer vacation begins!!

End of the Year Celebrations

8th grade graduation will be on Wed. 6/15 @ 6 pm on the South Bay upper field.

6th grade celebration will be on Thurs. 6/16 @ 8:45 on the South Bay garden area when you first arrive at SB

Kindergarten celebrations will be on Thursday, 6/16 at the following times:

Tedrow - 8:45-9:15

Blanchard - 9:30-10:00

Flammino - 10:15-10:45

June Menus

Click HERE for the breakfast and lunch menus at Pine Hill and South Bay for June.

Yearbooks On Sale Now

Yearbooks are now on sale. They can be purchased online or in either school's office. Pine Hill's yearbook is $10 and South Bay's is $15. If you have the ability to purchase an additional book or two for students without the ability to pay, it would be greatly appreciated.

To order online, click the link below:

Summer Reading Challenge

Celebrate summer with the library! Children, teens, and adults are invited to Read Beyond the Beaten Path – take the Summer 2022 Challenge with the Humboldt County Library, from June 14 to August 13.

The summer challenge can be logged either on paper or through Beanstack, the playful app that makes a game of reading, writing, and other activities. Each reader sets their own daily reading goal for the summer, whether that the goal is a few minutes or an hour or three, three books, three pages or three hundred pages.

The challenge includes writing, drawing, or making video book reviews and other fun activities as well as reading. The Library awards a small prize to readers who finish the challenge by August 13. Challenge winners are also entered in a final prize drawing for family passes to the Sequoia Park Zoo and Redwood Sky Walk.

Participants can pick up a paper challenge log at any Humboldt County Library location or go online to set up a Beanstack account for free. Use the Library’s Beanstack site,, or get the Beanstack Tracker app from Google Play or the App Store. A parent or caregiver who sets up an account can add other family members - that makes it easy to track all your readers together.

All summer, each library branch will offer free take-and-make kits with supplies to create a nature journal, start seeds, build a paper campfire, and make friendship bracelets. The first kits will be ready for pickup starting June 14. A new kit will be ready about every two weeks, while supplies last. Check the Library website,, and Library social media for updates on kits, programs, and more summer fun.

The 2022 Summer Challenge is supported by the California Library Association; the California State Library; First 5 Humboldt; Humboldt County Library Friends groups; Humboldt Sponsors; Providence, Community Health Investment; Humboldt Area Foundation and Wild Rivers Community Foundation; the McLean Foundation; the Patricia D. & William B. Smullin Foundation; and the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation; plus Root 101, Los Bagels, and other local businesses. See the flyer below for more information.

Help Us Plan for Next Year

Parents of students in grades TK-7, please help us plan for next year by letting us know if your students will return to South Bay USD for the 22-23 school year by completing this short two-question survey. If you've already completed it, thank you! You don't need to complete it again.

We appreciate your assistance!

Enroll Your Child for Kindergarten!

NOW is the time to enroll for TK and Kindergarten at Pine Hill. Spaces are limited. Please click HERE below for an informational article about TK/Kindergarten enrollment and share it with anyone you think might be interested. Contact the Pine Hill office at 707-443-4596 if you have any questions about the enrollment process.

Parent Teacher Student Association

New leadership for the district's Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is wanted for the 22-23 school year. PTSA was unable to meet and plan due to the Covid pandemic. Next year we hope to once again start up a vibrant and strong PTSA. If you are interested in taking a leadership role or just want some information about this important district team, please reach out to Heather Becksted at South Bay or Tim Grimmett at Pine Hill.

7th grade openings for 2022-23

There are some openings for next year's 7th grade class in the South Bay Charter School on campus. If you missed the deadline and would like to attend 7th grade here at South Bay please contact the office ASAP. Thank you.

Explore Applications Being Accepted

Applications for the Explore afterschool program for the 22-23 school year are now being accepted. Applications can be completed online. Please click the link below to sign your child up for next year's afterschool program!

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.

Join South Bay School in the ABC countdown to the end of the year!

Family Resource Center

Is your family affected by Covid-19? Are you needing extra resources? The FRC can help! Stop by or call us at 707-445-5933.

  • We currently have Costco Diapers sizes 1-5 available.
  • Summer Support! We can support you in finding the best summer programs/camps for your kiddos.
  • We have open slots on our Friday Food Bag list. If you'd like a bag of food sent home with your student every Friday call and let us know!
  • We will be open during the summer from 8:30-4:00.

Important Upcoming Dates:

Mon. 6/13 - NOT EARLY DISMISSAL - 2:30 @ PH & 3:10 @ SB

Wed. 6/15- 8th grade graduation at South Bay

Thurs. 6/16- 6th grade celebration at South Bay

Thurs. 6/16- LAST day of School, EARLY DISMISSAL