Here's the weekly Newsletter. Be sure to take care of yourself and your family. If your student has any symptoms of illness please have them stay home and contact the school. Thank you for keeping us all safe & healthy. https://www.smore.com/c1wm5
Good afternoon Pine Hill and South Bay families. Today students are receiving at-home covid-19 rapid antigen test kits. Please check your student’s backpack for the test kit and informational flier. These tests are for at-home use by an adult. The tests supplement testing in school to help slow the spread of covid-19. Please follow the directions in the kit to administer the test for your student. Testing is not required for students to return to school from winter break. If you receive a positive test result, please contact your student’s school to report it. Please share your test results with public health by following the directions on the flyer. Thank you.
Happy New Year from SBUSD! Here's this week's PH/SB Newsletter. We look forward to seeing everyone in the morning! https://www.smore.com/hg7bs-ph-sb-news
Happy 2022! We can't wait for everyone to return to school tomorrow! Here is the first newsletter for 2022. There is a lot of important information about next year interdistrict transfers, kindergarten and 7th grade registration and Open House! Be sure to read the newsletter this week! https://www.smore.com/hg7bs
Reminder: Winter Break Food Bag pick-up tomorrow at Pine Hill. Event will be drive-thru style from 8:30-2:00 PM and 2:30-6:00
One week of learning and fun before Winter Break! Here's this week's PH/SB Newsletter. Please take note of this week's Spirit Week dress up days for both schools! Wear green tomorrow! https://www.smore.com/u83ts-ph-sb-news
Early out all week at 12:50 for Parent/Teacher Conferences! If you have not scheduled your conference please contact your child's teacher.
Here is this week's newsletter. Bundle up this week, it looks like it will be a chilly one! https://www.smore.com/kxdcg
No school this week, as we have Fall Break. Enjoy the time with family and friends, and we'll see on you Mon. 11/29! Here is a link to our Fall Break Newsletter! https://www.smore.com/4yca7
Good evening SBUSD families and staff. Please visit the link below for a press release regarding Superintendent Storts's resignation and move to Eureka City Schools. https://www.southbayusd.org/article/588195?org=south-bay-usd
Good evening SBUSD families. Here is this week's PH/SB Newsletter. See you in the morning! https://www.smore.com/1c65m-ph-sb-news
Here's this week's Pine Hill/South Bay Newsletter. Please note there's no school on Thursday & Friday for Veterans Day. See you tomorrow! https://www.smore.com/bpu8a-ph-sb-news
Happy Halloween! We wish you a fun and safe night. Here's this week's PH/SB Newsletter. Please note that there is no school tomorrow, Monday, for staff professional development. We'll see you on Tuesday! https://www.smore.com/8q71y-ph-sb-news
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.
Good evening SBUSD families. Here's this week's PH/SB Newsletter. https://www.smore.com/fsucz-ph-sb-news
Good evening SBUSD families. Here's this week's PH/SB Newsletter. See you in the morning! https://www.smore.com/s0jke-ph-sb-news
Good evening. Here's this week's PH/SB News. Have a great week! https://www.smore.com/c7w84-ph-sb-news
Good evening SBUSD families. Here's this week's PH/SB Newsletter. See you in the morning! https://www.smore.com/a1b8x-ph-sb-news
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!
The first day of school is tomorrow! We can't wait to see everyone in the morning. Click the following link for some more information about the first day and beyond... https://www.southbayusd.org/article/517538?org=pine-hill
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
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
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.
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
February is Kindness Month in the South Bay District. Daily activities will be in our newsletters all month. Here's the Pine Hill/South Bay Newsletter for the coming week... https://www.smore.com/4ysxe-ph-sb-news
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
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
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
We are excited to reveal our new beautiful mural at Pine Hill! Local artist Jonathan Bout created it based on student input focused on , kindness and the natural beauty of Humboldt County. We hope you enjoy it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIY6pMkasYk&feature=youtu.be
It's food distribution day! Please come by South Bay between 11am-1pm to pick up 5 days of breakfast and lunch for your students! We hope to 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
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
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
Pine Hill is interested in how your child is doing in the current learning format. Your participation in this survey is greatly appreciated. Thanks! https://forms.gle/vvVjGiEcJqcXUa1z8
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
Good afternoon Pine Hill families. In the spirit of 2020 and all that it has given us, we have been presented an obstacle to starting in-person instruction on Tuesday. PG&E has a planned power outage for the Pine Hill area that will last the entire day. This obviously affects our ability to teach distance learners, as well as run necessary safety equipment, such as ventilation systems. Therefore, we are moving our first day of in-person instruction at Pine Hill to Wednesday, October 14. Teachers will be doing distance learning on Monday and Tuesday. They will provide specifics on the times of their meetings. South Bay is still going to open in-person on Tuesday. As always, thank you for your patience and understanding, and please know that all of us at Pine Hill greatly appreciate it! Please let me know if you have any questions.
Good morning Pine Hill parents. Yesterday a letter was mailed providing information about next week's change to on-campus hybrid instruction as well as your child's placement either in distance learning or hybrid, their teacher, and whether they are in the AM or PM cohort. Many factors impacted your child's placement, most notably your preference. We tried to meet your request and make sure they stayed with their teacher. This was possible if the parent request matched the teacher's assignment. Your child's teacher will be reaching out to you later in the week with details about adding your child to their Google Classroom and Dojo Classroom if those are changing. Thank you for your understanding and partnership as we continue to navigate through this pandemic. Please contact us with any questions you may have.
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
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
Good Monday morning! We wanted to let everyone know that the spring pictures that so many of you have been wondering and asking about have finally arrived! We will go through them, organize them, and figure out a strategy to distribute them to you. Thanks so much for your patience with the pictures and everything else during this unprecedented time!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Pine Hill and South Bay families: Please complete this short survey regarding your plans for the coming school year. Your input is greatly appreciated! https://forms.gle/mQoU2PfapFnRZ8kk6
A Pine Hill staff member is partnering with a local business to get toys for the district's Family Resource Center (FRC) to distribute to children. Please call Cassi in the FRC to ask how to donate at 707-296-0083. Thanks for your support! Be well!
More important information for the summer. We will send out information for Fall 2020 as it is confirmed. https://www.smore.com/9pun6
It's the last week of school! Here's the final newsletter of the school year. We look forward to seeing you this week when you come pick up your child's personal items from the classroom! See the schedule in the newsletter. Thanks for all your support this year! smore.com/06htb-ph-sb-news
As most of you know, Pine Hill is purchasing yearbooks for all students this year. Unfortunately, we found out today that the company is behind on getting them printed and sent out. It is unlikely we'll have them for the students next week when you drop off their devices and pick up their personal items, but we'll have a day later in June when you can come to the school to pick up their yearbook. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Here's this week's Pine Hill/South Bay Newsletter. Please note that times to return devices, library books, etc. on the last week of school are noted in the newsletter. Be well! https://www.smore.com/7cu92-ph-sb-news
Here's this week's version of the Pine Hill/South Bay Newsletter. We look forward to seeing you in your child's classroom meetings with their classmates and teacher! Please let us know how we can be of assistance. Be well! smore.com/2wyfc-ph-sb-news
The South Bay Union Elementary School District is committed to providing all Pine Hill and South Bay families with the best educational offering that works for each family. Your feedback on this two question survey will help us plan for the 2020 – 21 school year. Thank you for your time. https://forms.gle/wMRJvLsuBebvNpc27
Here's the Pine Hill/South Bay Newsletter for the week of 5/4/20. It's Teacher Appreciation Week! Show some love for our talented and committed teachers! https://www.smore.com/cdmb3-ph-sb-news
Pine Hill got $700 from last month's McTeacher's Night at McDonald's. The money will go toward our new kindergarten play structure. Thanks again for your support and to the PTSA for organizing the event!