PH & SB News!

Districtwide Information for the Week of 4/19

Spring Break is this week 4/19-4/23

Parent Survey for California Healthy Kids

We would appreciate it if you would take a few minutes to complete the following survey sharing your opinion on how Pine Hill/South Bay is doing during this school year. The survey is available in both English and Spanish. Thank you for your input!

Summer School 6/23-7/23

The planning for summer school is well underway. It will be Monday-Friday from June 23-July 23. There will be a focus on academics from 8:30-12:30 and then on enrichment activities from 12:30-5:30. This is a free program offered to current SBUSD students from Kindergarten to 7th grade. If you are interested in summer school please complete the application online using the links below.

Printed paper forms are also available in the office at either Pine Hill or South Bay. Apply soon to reserve a spot for your child!

Kindergarten Enrollment Continues

We are continuing to enroll students for kindergarten at Pine Hill School. 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. Contact the school at 443-4596 for more information about kindergarten enrollment.

Important Upcoming Dates:

April 26 - Return from Spring Break

May 10-23 - South Bay Online Book Fair


Please remember all students that come on campus must be screened at home using the Qualtrics daily screening. This is emailed to the student email accounts daily. There is an option to add a parent cell phone number to receive a morning text with the survey. The questions have been updated so please read through them carefully before replying.

One of the new questions on the survey asks about non-essential travel. If your child has traveled more than 120 miles from home within the last 14 days on non-essential travel, we ask that they stay home and quarantine prior to coming back onto campus. If marked "yes" the survey will direct you to contact the site principal to determine a return to campus date. Thank you so much for ensuring student safety as we return to on-campus learning.

If you have any questions please contact Mr. Grimmett at 707-273-2113 at Pine Hill, or Mrs. Becksted at 707-296-8776 at South Bay. Thank you.

Pine Hill Yearbook Help

Hi, amazing Pine Hill parents! I need your help to make our Pine Hill 2020-2021 yearbook the best it can be.

During this unusual school year, many of your child's greatest moments of learning have happened at home. If you have photos of your big events, like the first day of school, school events like Music or Art Night, or everyday occurrences like your child completing schoolwork, doing art, music, sports, or any other fun hobbies or activities, please consider submitting them to the yearbook. Use the directions on the flyer below to submit your photos.

If you have any questions, please contact me at

Thank you! Mrs. Bergenske

PTSA needs YOU!

We are currently looking for new PTSA leadership, as the current leadership team has completed their 2-year commitment. If you are interested in being a part of PTSA please contact Tim Grimmett or Heather Becksted and we'd be happy to give you more information.

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. Students that will be on campus will receive their daily meals before they head home for the day.

From the Family Resource Center:

If there is anyway the that FRC can help to support your family during this time please don't hesitate to contact us at 707-445-5933.

South Bay USD Website

Visit our school website for more information.