Humboldt County Shelter In Place Order Effective March 30, 2020 Until Rescinded
All Online Learning will be closed on Monday the 25th for Memorial Day.
ALL SCHOOL SITES IN THE SOUTH BAY UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL REMAIN
CLOSED FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. ONLINE ENRICHMENT LEARNING WILL CONTINUE THOUGH JUNE 11, 2020
Monthly Board Meetings
Due to the school closure, all board meetings will be held on Zoom. The link to the Zoom Meeting is found on the scheduled board meeting's current agenda.
If you have any public comment to make, email only at email@example.com. The public comments need to be a maximum of 300 words and they must be received no later than 30 minutes prior to the start of the scheduled board meeting.
Student & Family Request for Assistance
Whether the school closure lasts a few more weeks or a few more months, the staff at the South Bay Union Elementary School District are here for you. Should you need anything or have questions about anything, please fill out this short Request for Assistance Form and a member of South Bay's dedicated team will get in touch with you within 48 hours. We're in this together. #pinehill&southbaystrong
Breakfast & Lunch Pick Up - TUESDAY 8-11AM
Drop by South Bay between 8:00am-11:00am or until supplies run out to pick up a 5 day supply of breakfast and lunch for ALL the children in your household. Food will NOT be distributed at Pine Hill. During the county-wide Shelter-In-Place, we will be offering a week of meals in one day. If you know of other families that need food for their children please let them know this is open to all families in the area.
- 8-11 AM SOUTH BAY PARKING LOT
- 7:45 AM BOTCHIES
- 7:55 AM EZ LANDING
- 8:05 AM KEET
- 8:15 AM HUMBOLDT GRANGE
Throughout the school closure, the South Bay Union Elementary School District will continue to assess our efforts to ensure that we meet your needs.
April 30, 2020
Dear Pine Hill and South Bay Staff and Community,
It seems hard to believe that students have been away from campus for seven weeks. We miss them and we miss you too. The gratitude that many of you have expressed to me, our principals, and staff is warmly welcomed. These are challenging times. And I agree with you, the staff is incredible. During these unprecedented times, Pine Hill and South Bay have truly demonstrated how Pine Hill and South Bay are both exceptional and essential! On Tuesday, Governor Newsom, expressed his desire to see schools reopen earlier than planned for the 2020-21 school year – as early as July or August. If you were not watching the press conference, many of us heard about this idea for the first time, at the same time; when our phones dinged with an important news update. Every educational leader in the state that I know was completely caught off guard by the Governor’s remarks. Personally, I share the Governor’s desire to get our students back to laughing and learning with their classmates again as soon as possible. But when we get students back on campus, we need to be certain that we can protect the health and safety of students, families, staff, and the greater school community. Many assurances need to be met before we can begin to discuss the timetable of when students’ return to campus. Alongside, Dr. Hartley, Humboldt County Office of Education Superintendent, and other regional educational leaders, I am participating on the COVID-19 Planning and Recovery Team to determine what the reopening of Humboldt County Schools will look like. Right now, there are certainly more questions than answers. What we do know is without a formal executive order from the federal or state level, our immediate attention is focused on the specific requirements delivered by the Humboldt County Health Department (e. g., physical distancing, school and business closures, masks, etc). As always, when I learn more, I’ll share more with you.
Lastly, I wanted to share some words of advice that crossed my path earlier this week –
We are not “homeschooling”. We are attempting to educate our children during a pandemic
We are not “working from home”. We are trying to work during a pandemic
We are not “social distancing”. We are trying to stay connected from a distance
We are not living the “new normal”. We are continuing to exist in a time when nothing is normal
We are not “superheroes”. We are doing our best, and that’s enough
Thank you all for supporting one another. Your efforts matter, are noticed, and will be felt for a lifetime.
My Very Best to You and Yours,
Superintendent, South Bay Union Elementary School District