Here is your weekly PH/SB Newsletter. There is a lot of important information this week. https://www.smore.com/aq4cp
about 2 years ago, Heather Becksted
Parent Choice: Instructional Preference Survey Good afternoon Pine Hill and South Bay Families. Last night, the South Bay Governing Board voted 3-1 (yes: Carver, Noga, Quintrell / no: Coan) to grant parents and families the option of continuing with a distance learning instructional model or to choose a hybrid learning model. You will be receiving a survey this afternoon asking that you commit to an instructional model that best fits the needs of your family. Below, please find additional details that will help your choice. Distance Learning This model is a continuation of the distance learning experience we are currently using. Students will have a mix of live daily instruction from their teacher and independent remote work assigned by their teacher. For families choosing the distance learning model, targeted interventions and supports will be provided to students via Zoom. A family may request a transition from one learning model to another at any time. Based on classroom capacity, the transition would occur at the beginning of the trimester. For reference, the start of the second trimester begins on November 20, 2020. Hybrid Learning The hybrid learning model will combine in-person instruction with remote/distance learning. In the hybrid instructional model, students will be placed in either an A.M. or P.M. cohort where in-person learning would focus on social-emotional learning, reading, writing, and math. In the hybrid instructional model, when students are not learning on-campus and in-person, they will be learning remotely focusing on extension and enrichment learning opportunities or receiving targeted interventions and supports. On Mondays, ALL students will participate in distance learning. The first 45 minutes of their cohort will be done via Zoom, and the remainder of the day will be independent learning. At Pine Hill Elementary, the A.M. cohort would attend school from 8:15-11 A.M., and the PM cohort would attend from 12-2:45 P.M. At South Bay Elementary and Middle School, the A.M. cohort would attend school from 8:30 - 11:15 A.M., and the P.M. cohort will attend from 12:15-3 P.M. In order to provide parents with a choice between either distance learning or hybrid learning, your child may need to be placed into another classroom. Student movement between classrooms will be kept to a minimum. All students and staff (regardless of age) are required to wear facial coverings at all times (except when eating or drinking, or with a medical exemption) and are expected to maintain a minimum of six (6) feet of physical distance between themselves and others both indoors and outdoors. If wearing a face-shield, an attached drape that has the ability to be tucked into a shirt is required. Each cohort will have one 15-minute outdoor recess/snack time, with a limited number of classes on the playground at one time, and located in separate areas. Stable cohorts will be strictly monitored and composed of 12-14 students depending on class size, maintaining six (6) foot distancing inside the classroom. Students will remain with the same teacher and classroom aides. To minimize cohort mixing, music, art, PE, and library services will remain virtual. There will also be no assemblies or in-person classroom volunteers. The EXPLORE after school program will only be available to students in the P.M. cohort. Additionally, capacity in the EXPLORE program is limited and only available for students with the highest needs score (identified on registration packets) and as adequate staffing allows. Lunch and breakfast will not be served on campus. Meal bags will continue to be made available on Tuesdays from 8- 1 P.M. with distribution to occur on the South Bay campus. Bussing will only be made available in the A.M. cohort. Additionally, families requesting transportation will need to be able to document an identified hardship (i.e. no other way to get to school). Survey: Online or by Phone With the above information in mind, the South Bay Union Elementary School District will be surveying families online (thru Monday, 12 P.M.) or by phone Tuesday and Wednesday. Your timely response is greatly appreciated and allows time for our educators to prepare for the next leg of our 2020-21 educational journey. Our Very Best, Heather Becksted, Pine Hill Principal Tim Grimmett, South Bay Principal Gary Storts, South Bay Union Elementary School District
about 2 years ago, Gary Storts
Good morning Pine Hill and South Bay Families. I wanted to invite you to attend tomorrow evening’s South Bay School Board Meeting. Among the agenda items, the school board will be providing direction on whether or not to continue with distance learning or to provide an option of hybrid/in-person learning. Your attendance is encouraged and your feedback is valued. You may address the South Bay Board of Trustees during the meeting or by submitting an email to publiccomments@southbayusd.org. Please find the agenda and supporting board packet documents here. The Zoom link is located at the bottom of page 1. Open session begins at 7 PM. Please know I’m here to serve you, our parents and customers. And as always, feel free to reach out to me at your convenience at 707.267.9174 or by email at gstorts@southbayusd.org. My Very Best, Gary Storts Superintendent, South Bay Union Elementary School District
about 2 years ago, Gary Storts
School Board Meeting Tomorrow Night
Hope you had a great weekend! This week we have Parent/Teacher Interviews, be sure that you have signed up! Here is your weekly PH/SB Newsletter. https://www.smore.com/2hj6c
about 2 years ago, Heather Becksted
Dear Pine Hill and South Bay Families, If you haven't already, please take this short survey to help determine our potential in-person learning plans. Take good care. _GS https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeQudKGMHG3Gt0J37lm6Sgc19-ya-PXTYZP2UAGb5AbrRLPnA/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0&gxids=7628
about 2 years ago, Gary Storts
Your input is needed ASAP
Here's your weekly newsletter for 9/14. https://www.smore.com/naju5
about 2 years ago, Heather Becksted
Air Quality Update 9/11/2020 Eureka (including Rio Dell to Trinidad) - Unhealthy conditions expected with some improvement tomorrow http://www.ncuaqmd.org/files/Wildfire/Notifications/NCUAQMD%20PSA%20for%209-11-20.pdf
about 2 years ago, Gary Storts
Please see the attached document regarding an Air Quality Public Service Announcement. Stay safe and reach out if we can help in any way. http://www.ncuaqmd.org/files/Wildfire/Notifications/NCUAQMD%20PSA%20for%209-9-20.pdf
about 2 years ago, Heather Becksted
Here's our Weekly PH/SB Newsletter! Have a great day off on Monday. Happy Labor Day! https://www.smore.com/ucb12
about 2 years ago, Heather Becksted
Pine Hill and South Bay families: Here's the Pine Hill/South Bay Newsletter for the first week of school. We look forward to seeing you online in the morning! https://www.smore.com/q8hzk-ph-sb-news
over 2 years ago, Pine Hill School
Here's the Weekly Newsletter for both Pine Hill and South Bay. Be sure to read through the newsletter to learn valuable information regarding the start of school next Mon. 8/31. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday and Friday for device pick-up (see newsletter for the schedule)! https://www.smore.com/btp0c
over 2 years ago, Heather Becksted
Pine Hill and South Bay families, the 2020-2021 school year is fast approaching! This is the principals' first newsletter of the the coming year. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We look forward to partnering with you this year! We're in this together! www.smore.com/vhkzr-ph-sb-news
over 2 years ago, Pine Hill School
Good evening Pine Hill and South Bay, Today, the District met with the South Bay Teachers’ Association and the decision was made to postpone the start of the school year for both students and staff by one week. The first day of instruction for students will be August 31, 2020. It goes without saying that our 2020-21 back-to-school efforts are very different, and unlike anything educators have ever had to prepare for. The extra week of preparation will be used to organize the best possible distance learning instruction for our students – they deserve it! While the physical location of where our student will receive live daily instruction from their teachers may change, our goal will remain the same – to meet the learning needs of each and every student we are fortunate enough to teach. I give you my word that as educators, the South Bay Union Elementary School District will do everything within our control to meet this difficult moment by keeping learning a priority regardless of the instructional model. As always, please feel free to reach out to me at your convenience at either gstorts@southbayusd.org or 707-267-9174. Thank you in advance for your flexibility and adaptability during these challenging times. We will get through this together. My Very Best, Gary Storts Superintendent, South Bay Union Elementary School District
over 2 years ago, Pine Hill School
July 23, 2020 Dear Pine Hill and South Bay Families, I am sending this letter today to let you know that we are accepting Explore After School Program registrations for the 20-21 school year. There will be limited spaces in the Explore After School Program, so placement will be given based on the acceptance points matrix (see Explore Application). Please register by visiting our website at https://www.southbayusd.org/. Download and fill out the Explore After School Registration Form, and email it to Julie Bonomini at jbonomini@southbayusd.org or mail it to 6077 Loma Ave, Eureka, CA 95503 by August 5, 2020. Families will be notified by Aug. 14, 2020 of acceptance into the Explore After School Program. If you have already filled out a registration form, you can disregard this letter. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Julie Bonomini at (707) 616-7875. Thank you, Julie Bonomini Coordinator of Explore After School Program 23 de julio de 2020 Estimadas familias de Pine Hill y South Bay: Hoy les envío esta carta para informarles que estamos aceptando inscripciones en el programa Explorar Después de la Escuela para el año escolar 20-21. Habrá espacios limitados en el programa Explorar Después de la Escuela, por lo que la colocación se otorgará en función de la matriz de puntos de aceptación (consulte la Solicitud de exploración). Regístrese visitando nuestro sitio web en https://www.southbayusd.org/. Descargue y complete el formulario de registro Explorar Después de la Escuela, y envíelo por correo electrónico a Julie Bonomini a jbonomini@southbayusd.org o envíelo por correo a 6077 Loma Ave, Eureka, CA 95503 antes del 5 de agosto de 2020. Las familias serán notificadas antes del 14 de agosto, 2020 de aceptación en el programa Explore After School. Si ya ha completado un formulario de registro, puede ignorar esta carta. Si tiene alguna pregunta o inquietud, comuníquese con Julie Bonomini al (707) 616-7875. Gracias, Julie Bonomini Coordinador del programa Explore After School
over 2 years ago, Heather Becksted
Here's your last newsletter for the year. We will send updates during the summer for Fall 2020. https://www.smore.com/9pun6
over 2 years ago, Heather Becksted
Here is this week's Newsletter! Have a great week. https://www.smore.com/kftdn
over 2 years ago, Heather Becksted
Student Council still has some leftover Candy Grams to sell! Come to Room 3 before school tomorrow for your last opportunity to send your friends, your teachers, your favorite principal, or even yourself a loving Candy Gram!
almost 3 years ago, South Bay USD
Student Council still has some leftover Candy Grams to sell! Come to Room 3 before school tomorrow for your last opportunity to send your friends, your teachers, your favorite principal, or even yourself a loving Candy Gram!
Please join us tomorrow (Thursday, February 13th) at Applebee's. A portion of sales from 5 - 9 pm will be donated to our school for the 8th-grade trip to San Francisco! Once again, we really appreciate all the fundraising help!
almost 3 years ago, South Bay USD
Please join us tomorrow (Thursday, February 13th) at Applebee's. A portion of sales from 5 - 9 pm will be donated to our school for the 8th-grade trip to San Francisco! Once again, we really appreciate all the fundraising help!