South Bay School District will hold our first online Listening Session on November 9, 2021, from 6-8 PM The intention is to create an opportunity for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and People of Color) students and families to speak openly about their experiences at Pine Hill and South Bay. AND to share insights with the current school administration & faculty about lived experiences and how to improve equity efforts at Pine Hill and South Bay. Spanish translation will be provided. Please know this event is for BIPOC community members only (unless a BIPOC student’s family includes a white member) and specific listening audiences (e.g., school board members, administrators, faculty, and staff). The Listen Session will be facilitated by Sharrone Blanck, Humboldt County Office of Education Learning Specialist – Equity and Inclusion, and Eureka, NAACP, President. NOTE: The intention is to create space to explore topics alongside people who share identities and experiences. One of the most critical aspects of doing race-based affinity groups is to create a space that centers the needs and comfort of people of color – which seldom happens in mixed-race groups. Feedback from Listening Sessions in other local high school districts showed that students and community members of color found this forum helpful and healing. The South Bay School District looks forward to sharing our Listening Session takeaways at school board meetings and faculty meetings. Future listening sessions will be open to different audiences so our community may continue growing and learning about ways to support all individuals. Dates, Times, and Links for future Listening Sessions are TBD. LINK WILL BE LIVE ON THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT. Please contact Gary Storts, Superintendent, if you have any questions.
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Good evening Pine Hill & South Bay families. Here's this week's PH/SB Newsletter. Please note that there is NO SCHOOL on Friday, Sept. 24 for teacher professional development. Enjoy your evening! smore.com/h4fmv-ph-sb-news
Here's this week's PH/SB Newsletter. Please note - 12:50 dismissal at both Pine Hill and South Bay ALL WEEK for parent interviews. https://www.smore.com/qgp8r-ph-sb-news
We hope you're enjoying the Labor Day Weekend! Here's this week's PH/SB Newsletter. Please note that there is no school tomorrow, Monday, for the Labor Day holiday. Be well! smore.com/5b4yz-ph-sb-news
Here's your weekly PH/SB Newsletter. We look forward to another great week! https://www.smore.com/mfad9
Back to School Night is here already! The event will be IN PERSON at both sites with masks required and social distancing encouraged. Pine Hill's night is Wednesday, August 25 from 6:00-7:00. Teachers' informational sessions will begin at 6:00 and 6:30. South Bay's night is Thursday, August 26 from 6:00-7:00 with information being presented throughout that time. If you are unable to make it to Back to School Night, information will be shared by your child's teacher. Hope to see you at Back to School Night!
Last newsletter of the school year! The last day of school will be Thurs. 6/17. Enjoy the sunshine, read and be help others this summer! See you in the fall. https://www.smore.com/tz2y1
Here's your weekly newsletter for the week! Only one more newsletter to go! Last day of school is Thurs. June 17th! https://www.smore.com/b2x5m
Here's this week's PH/SB Newsletter. We hope you are enjoying the long weekend! Thanks to all the men and women who serve and have served our country! https://www.smore.com/tepk2-ph-sb-news
Tonight is the night! Our Virtual Cultural Diversity Festival is tonight from 6-7pm! We have live local performances, spoken word poetry, art and videos created by our SB students, the reveal of our Native American heritage mural and AMAZING raffle prizes! All students in attendance will receive candies from around the world! Here is the Zoom link, see you at 6pm. https://southbayusd-org.zoom.us/j/87998402146?pwd=OURQWWc0djRiQ0ZiWG12ZlNDQ1liQT09
Here's your weekly PH/SB Newsletter. There is a lot going on in the last few weeks of the year. Let's do this! https://www.smore.com/jdgs7
Here's your weekly PH/SB Newsletter. Thank you to all the women out there who support the children in their lives! Happy Mother's Day! https://www.smore.com/my0bh
South Bay received a wonderful message from Ms. Sara Bareilles, encouraging us to keep up the good work and continue moving forward toward our goals. Great message as we kick off our CAASPP testing this week. Thanks for supporting us Sara B! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cP8806mPzvx3DUJbRk62juZmGm8clYUK/view?usp=sharing
Here's your weekly PH/SB newsletter! It's teacher and staff appreciation next week, so let's show our SBUSD staff how much we appreciate them. Kind words, notes and air hugs go a long way to show someone they made a difference! Have a great week. https://www.smore.com/ujq3r
Here is your weekly Newsletter. Two important bits of information: Monday distance learning will begin at 8:45 for all students at both PH and SB. Also, please be sure to complete the daily Qualtrics screening carefully on Tuesday to ensure we maintain a safe environment for all students and staff! https://www.smore.com/qb7zd
Hope you enjoyed the Spring sunshine this weekend. Here is your weekly newsletter. Lots of important information, be sure to take a look. https://www.smore.com/zbaxef
Please read this week's PH/SB Newsletter. Lots of important info in this edition... https://www.smore.com/u4zk0-ph-sb-news
Here is the PH/SB Newsletter for the week! I hope you remembered to Spring Forward and move your clock forward an hour. Have a great evening. https://www.smore.com/js71z
Here's this week's edition of the Pine Hill/South Bay Newsletter. https://www.smore.com/awpes-ph-sb-news Please note, picture retakes take place this week at both schools. There is also a board meeting on Thursday evening.
South Bay Picture Retake Day is Thurs, March 11. On campus students will complete during class. Distance Learners & Independent Studies can come on campus during the following times: 7/8th graders will be 9:30-10:30, 4-6th graders will be 10:45-12:15. School Photos will be in the library. mylifetouch.com picture day ID #EVTBTRM2R
Here is your weekly Pine Hill/South Bay Newsletter. Hope you enjoyed the sunshine today, Springtime here we come! https://www.smore.com/7t810
We hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable Presidents Week Break. School is back in session tomorrow. Here's this week's PH/SB Newsletter... https://www.smore.com/67yq8-ph-sb-news
No school this week, it's President's Week. Have a great break and please stay safe. https://www.smore.com/du2e8
Hope you have enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend. Here is our PH/SB Newsletter for the week. Remember next week there is no school in honor of President's Week. https://www.smore.com/j4x7n
Here is your weekly Newsletter. There is a lot going on this week, be sure to read through the newsletter for important information! https://www.smore.com/r4wz6
The 7th grade lottery for SBC 2021-22 school year is today at 3:30. You do not need to be in attendance, but are more than welcome to join the Zoom Meeting. Families will be notified Thurs. 1/21 if their student has been admitted to the class or is on the waitlist. https://southbayusd-org.zoom.us/j/83497776196?pwd=YkhUend1cGU1c2ZoQkw5UlUzUlEwUT09
Tomorrow 1/19 we continue with our hybrid AM & PM on-campus and distance learning. If your student is scheduled to be on-campus please be sure to complete the Qualtrics Screening (will arrive in student email) prior to arriving on campus. Please read the screening questions carefully as it has been updated to reflect the most recent HCPH guidelines. Thank you for helping to ensure our campus is safe for everyone's return.
Here is this week's Pine Hill/South Bay Newsletter. Remember, there is no school Monday as we celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. https://www.smore.com/jnmew-ph-sb-news
6th grade families, this is your final reminder that applications for 7th grade South Bay 2021-22 are due this FRI. 1/15 by 3:15pm. Applications received after that time/date will be put into the 2nd lottery and will automatically be on the waitlist. The lottery for 7th grade admittance will be on Wed. 1/20 and families will be notified on Thurs. 1/21 if they have been placed into the 7th grade class or on the waitlist. Thank you
Please review the travel advisory from CDPH attached below. Following the guidance below will ensure that our students can return safely to school. Thank you. https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/Travel-Advisory.aspx
Hello SBUSD Families! We getting ready for some students to return back to campus next Tuesday. We are returning to our Hybrid Schedule, with some kids on campus and some kids remaining in distance learning. The schedule remains the same as before the Thanksgiving Break. If you don't know which cohort your child is in please contact PH or SB office. Thank you for your support.
Happy 2021! We hope you all had a relaxing break and are ready to jump back into school tomorrow. We will be distance learning until Tues. 1/19, when we move back to hybrid learning. Here is your weekly newsletter. https://www.smore.com/p50en
Tomorrow if Friday and the last day of school for 2020! Please come by the office to pick up library books, musical instruments, school pictures and Shark Shack items from 8-3:15 tomorrow. We will also have weekly food distribution from 11-1pm.
If you ordered school photos from Lifetouch they have arrived in the school office. They are available for pick up between 7:30 and 3:15 Mon-Fri.
Today is pick up day! 5 day food distribution is available for pick up between 11am-1pm. at South Bay. If you have Sharkshack items, EL packets, library book orders, art packets or packets from your SB teachers that is also ready for pick up today. See you soon.
Interdistrict Transfer forms are going out in the mail today. If you have a student attending Pine Hill or South Bay in TK-5th grade and live in another school district you will receive this form to complete and return to PH or SB before Jan. 29th. Please complete ASAP so we can have you attend school with us for the 21-22 school year!
We hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable Thanksgiving break. Here is your weekly Newsletter. Remember we are going back to distance learning for the time being. https://www.smore.com/9qgpu
Greetings South Bay District Families. The school board’s decision to go back to distance learning after the Thanksgiving break has generated a lot of questions, so we’d like to clarify expectations and answer questions many of you have. Trimester 2 will begin on Nov. 30th after the Thanksgiving break. Morning and afternoon cohorts will continue as planned, but will all be distance learning. If your student was going to move cohorts, they will continue to move to their new cohort as planned. If you have any questions about which cohort your student is in please contact either the Pine Hill (443-4596) or South Bay (443-4828) offices. All students will be required to quarantine for the first two weeks after Thanksgiving Break. On the third week after Thanksgiving break, the week before winter break, our SDC, speech, and other students that receive specialized services on site could be allowed back on campus, provided that they pass the Qualtrics screening. Site principals will be working closely with service providers to schedule opportunities for on campus supports for those students. Teachers are currently working on rolling out a new online learning platform called Edmentum. This program will provide students a more individualized learning experience that will be based on their STAR Reading and STAR Math assessments, helping to fill gaps in their learning and push them to excel academically. Curriculum distribution will remain on Mondays for Pine Hill and Fridays for South Bay. Your student’s teacher will let you know if there is a packet waiting for your student. Food distribution can be picked up at South Bay School on Fridays from 11-1pm for any and all students within the district. This will be a five day food distribution with breakfast and lunch for each child. The Afterschool program will continue in a distance learning model via Zoom, with support for homework help and online activities to help students maintain their social connections with peers. Pine Hill Explore will be from 3:00-4:00 and South Bay will be from 3:15-4:15. We know this time is difficult for all families and we appreciate the support of your students and the school. Together we can help one another stay safe and connected. The Family Resource Center is available to all families in the district. Contact Cassi Le-Hue (445-5933) our FRC Coordinator,if your family has a need during this time. Also, please don’t hesitate to reach out to Mr. Grimmett (443-4596 ext 11) or Mrs. Becksted (267-9165) if you have any questions or need additional information. Saludos cordiales, familias del distrito South Bay. La decisión de la Junta de Administración del Distrito Escolar de South Bay Union de volver al aprendizaje a distancia después de las vacaciones de Acción de Gracias ha generado muchas preguntas, por lo que nos gustaría aclarar las expectativas y responder las preguntas que muchos de ustedes tienen. El segundo trimestre comenzará el 30 de noviembre después de las vacaciones de Acción de Gracias. Los grupos de la mañana y de la tarde continuarán según lo planeado, pero todas serán de aprendizaje a distancia. Si su estudiante iba a cambiarse de grupo, continuarán moviéndose a su nuevo grupo según lo planeado. Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre a qué grupo pertenece su estudiante, comuníquese con las oficinas de Pine Hill (443-4596) o South Bay (443-4828). Todos los estudiantes deberán estar en cuarentena durante las primeras dos semanas después de las vacaciones de Acción de Gracias. En la tercera semana después de las vacaciones de Acción de Gracias, la semana antes de las vacaciones de invierno, nuestro SDC, estudiantes de foniatría y otros estudiantes que reciben servicios especializados en el sitio pueden volver al campus, siempre que pasen la evaluación de Qualtrics. Los directores de sitio trabajarán en estrecha colaboración con los proveedores de servicios para programar oportunidades de apoyo en el campus para esos estudiantes. Los maestros están trabajando actualmente en la implementación de una nueva plataforma de aprendizaje en línea llamada Edmentum. Este programa proporcionará a los estudiantes una experiencia de aprendizaje más individualizada que se basará en sus evaluaciones STAR Reading y STAR Math, lo que ayudará a llenar las diferencias en su aprendizaje y los animará a sobresalir académicamente. La distribución de tareas permanecerá los lunes para Pine Hill y los viernes para South Bay. El maestro de su estudiante le informará si hay un paquete para su estudiante. La distribución de comida se puede recoger en la escuela South Bay los viernes de 11 a 1 pm para todos los estudiantes del distrito. Esta será una distribución de alimentos de cinco días con desayuno y almuerzo para cada niño. El programa después de la escuela continuará en un modelo de aprendizaje a distancia a través de Zoom, con apoyo para las tareas y actividades en línea para ayudar a los estudiantes a mantener sus conexiones sociales con sus compañeros. Pine Hill Explore será de 3:00-4:00 y South Bay será de 3:15-4:15. Sabemos que esto es difícil para todas las familias y agradecemos el apoyo de sus estudiantes y de la escuela. Juntos podemos ayudarnos mutuamente a estar seguros y conectados. El Centro de Recursos Familiares está disponible para todas las familias del distrito. Comuníquese con Cassi Le-Hue (445-5933) nuestro coordinador de FRC, si su familia tiene una necesidad durante este tiempo. Además, no dude en comunicarse con el Sr. Grimmett (443-4596 ext 11) o la Sra. Becksted (267-9165) si tiene alguna pregunta o necesita información adicional.
Here's your weekly PH/SB News. Please be sure to read, there is lots of important information for families. Have a great evening! https://www.smore.com/adng7
Today is the day to ensure you understand how to complete the Daily Health Screening for your student. This will be REQUIRED to come on campus tomorrow. Please check your STUDENT'S school email today to sign up! Thank you for making our school a safe campus. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-gSnFmOxcF8M-y2SSX-EwANaoMybRZDD/view?usp=sharing
Here's your weekly PH/SB Newsletter. Please read carefully for important information. Reminder that the Qualtrics Health Screening in your student's email must be completed daily. Thanks for making our campus safe. https://www.smore.com/hts0w
Dear Families: Our school will celebrate the power of reading at the upcoming Online Scholastic Book Fair, November 9-22. You are invited to help our school create a culture of reading, build our school libraries, and you will have the opportunity to shop and select books with your child for your home library! A portion of all the proceeds will go back to our school – your support makes a difference! Shop The Scholastic Store online and choose from over 6,000 items! All orders ship direct to home and book-only orders over $25 ship free. Orders will arrive before the December holidays so you can do some holiday shopping and support South Bay Schools Library. Visit our homepage to get started: https://www.scholastic.com/bf/southbayschool1 The more your children read with you at home, the better their comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency. Check out this reading research and find more information on how you can support your child’s reading life at home: http://s-bf.com?u=48xm Happy reading! Heather Becksted Principal South Bay Elementary School and Charter Middle School
The Qualtrics health screening has been up and running for a few weeks now, and we appreciate all of you that have been completing it daily! Beginning on Mon. 11/9 if a student has NOT completed the daily Qualtrics screening they will NOT be allowed on campus. The daily screening is sent to your student's email daily with an option for texts to be sent to any cell number you choose. Please complete this screening daily!
Here's your weekly newsletter! Please be sure to read through for all the important information the schools would like to share. Remember Monday school is distance learning and attendance is required. Have a great night. https://www.smore.com/f42ac
Good evening. Here's the PH/SB Newsletter for the coming week. I hope you've enjoyed your weekend! Please remember Monday is distance learning for all students. https://www.smore.com/qmajs-ph-sb-news
Here's this week's version of the Pine Hill/South Bay Newsletter. Please remember that all students receive instruction through distance learning every Monday. https://www.smore.com/8c6ne-ph-sb-news
Please watch the following video about how to complete the daily health screening for students coming onto campus. This new screening will begin on Tues. 10/20. Thank you for helping to ensure our campus is safe for everyone. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-gSnFmOxcF8M-y2SSX-EwANaoMybRZDD/view?usp=sharing
Here's this week's Pine Hill/South Bay Newsletter with lots of info. In-person instruction begins this week. Please read! https://www.smore.com/4hye3-ph-sb-news
Here's the Pine Hill/South Bay Newsletter for the coming week. Expect more information regarding hybrid and distance learning throughout the week as well. https://www.smore.com/tzwj1-ph-sb-news
Here is your weekly PH/SB Newsletter. There is a lot of important information this week. https://www.smore.com/aq4cp
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
If you would like to order a South Bay shirt or sweatshirt here is the link https://spiritandpride.com/ All orders will be taken online and shipped directly home!
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
Here's our Weekly PH/SB Newsletter! Have a great day off on Monday. Happy Labor Day! https://www.smore.com/ucb12
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
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
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 email@example.com 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
Here's the last newsletter for the year. We will send updates for fall 2020 as they are confirmed. https://www.smore.com/9pun6
Here's the link to the 2020 Virtual Graduation! It will premier tonight at 7pm. Congratulations to all our graduates! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7_Rbczm2I7M