Upcoming Events

Nov. 23-27

NO SCHOOL in observance of Thanksgiving.
December 2: Parent/Teacher conferences – MINIMUM DAY w/early dismissal

Dec. 2

Last Day of Parent/Teacher Conferences

Dec. 21-Jan. 1

Winter Break – NO SCHOOL

upcoming events

Credit Card Payments

At the request of many of our valued parents & guardians, SBUSD is taking a step into the 21st Century and offering on-line and in office credit card payments options.

If you have any questions, please call either of our outstanding front office secretaries.

Below is a button to take you to the Square website where you can pay directly online.

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Lunch – Full Price
Lunch – Reduced Price

Pine Hill & South Bay After School EXPLORE EXPANDED

PH Yearbook
SB Yearbook

Kindergarten Newsletter

Click here to view or download the latest Kindergarten newsletter.

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No School Nov. 23-27

Pine HIll Elementary School will be closed November 23 through Nov. 27 in observance of Thanksgiving. School will resume on Monday, November 30.

Pine Hill Test Scores Improve Dramatically

The following article was taken from the Lost Coast Outpost. You can link to the article here.

"Last spring and for the first time, California schools administered the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) test, part of the Common Core initiative, which replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) system of yesteryear. Students in grades three through eight and high school juniors were given online tests (bye bye, bubbles) divided into English and mathematics sections"

"STATEWIDE (3,663,369)
English: 44% of students met or exceeded the state standard; Math: 33% of students met or exceeded the state standard."

The Lost Coast Outpost then ranked schools in Humboldt County. In the Elementary School section Pine Hill School was ranked 12th out of 57 schools. We scored higher than any of the Eureka City Schools, Cutten, and the Eel River valley schools. We are proud of our students and the teachers who worked so dilegently to prepare them for this new style of testing.

If you are interested in learning more, read the original article here, or go to the California Department of Education's web site and look up any school in the state by clicking here.

Thank You Provident Central Credit Union

Thank you Provident Credit Union and Pine Hill Families for the matching funds fundraiser! Our hearts are full.

Parking Lot

Our parking lot can be very busy.  We all need to follow the same procedures for it to be safe. 

  1. If you are dropping your child off, please pull as far forward as you can to do so. 
  2. Do not park in loading/unloading zone.  If you would like to walk your child in, you will need to find a parking spot. 
  3. Keep in mind the bus needs plenty of room to pull in, and it needs to be able to park promptly.  The driver has no time to wait for a car to stay in loading zone.
  4. Please keep children’s safety in mind at all times.
  5. Don not let your child walk across the drive way without an adult supervising.
  6. Do not park in handicapped spot without a placard.
  7. Keep the left lane open for cars to drive-through.
  8. Be patient.  Allow for plenty of time to get to your next destination.
Thank you!


It’s simple.  If your child is not present, learning will not take place.  Please make every effort to be sure your child is at school.  Make appointments for after school or after lunch, if at all possible.  Being on time is equally important.  Please help us to ensure your child has a successful year.  Get your child to school, on-time! 

Minimum Day

Every Wednesday, school is released at 1:30.  Please have arrangements for your child to either ride the bus, attend the after-school program, or be picked up promptly at 1:30.  We are unable to keep students waiting for a ride in the office. Thank you.

Parent Teacher Organization (PTO)

The Parent Teacher Organization is wonderful. They do many things to support our schools. We strongly urge you to join and to participate.




Mission Statement

The South Bay Union School District’s Mission is: To prepare today’s students to succeed in tomorrow’s world by doing the following:

Provide a safe, healthy and nurturing school environment

Teach the skills necessary to prepare students for success in high school and beyond

Instill in students a sense of personal and civic responsibility and global awareness

Provide students with problem solving skills to thrive in a technological world

Instill in students a desire to be lifelong learners

Our Instructional Vision

We will teach every child the Common Core State Standards, emphasizing student engagement, collaboration, and high rigor.

New Responsive Web Design

We have redesigned our web site so that it will display properly on whatever device you view it on. We ask your patience with this process. If you experience a problem or see an error, please contact the webmaster.


Class Web Pages

Mrs. Folger's Class
Mr. Lentz's Class
Mrs. Bergenske's Class

Get in Touch

  • Office Hours:
    7:30 am - 4:00 pm
  • Phone:
    (707) 443-4596
  • Fax:
    (707) 443-1312
  • Email:
    School Office
  • Address:
    5230 Vance Avenue
    Eureka, CA
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