South Bay Union School District in Eureka is accepting applications for kindergarten registration at Pine Hill School (K-3rd) and middle school registration at South Bay School (4th-8th) for the 2013-14 school year.
Pine Hill School is now accepting registration for the kindergarten and transitional kindergarten programs for next school year. Pine Hill School provides breakfast to all students beginning at 7:45am, an excellent full-day kindergarten program and a free after school enrichment program till 6:15pm. The curriculum is taught through a thematic approach by experienced teachers and their instructional aides, working together to provide a highly structured and supportive program that is experiential, culturally enriching and developmentally appropriate.
Pine Hill School is a full-service community school and offers a high quality educational program to students in grades kindergarten through 3rd grade. In both 2010 and 2011, Pine Hill School received the Title I Academic Achievement Award for demonstrating that all students are making significant progress toward proficiency on California's academic content standards. Pine Hill School is the only school in Humboldt County to receive this state recognition two years in a row.
Pine Hill School is conveniently located off Herrick Avenue at 5230 Vance Street. Please drop by the school office or call Debbie Kamberg, school secretary, at 443-4596 to reserve your child’s spot for next year.
South Bay School is also accepting applications for enrollment in the 7th/8th grade charter middle school program for 2013-14. The middle school opened in 2011 and is in its second year of operation. The middle school program currently has 80 students enrolled: 42 seventh graders and 38 eighth graders. South Bay Charter Middle School offers an advanced academic program in a small school setting and features small class sizes, project-based learning, and an emphasis on science and technology. The middle school program is open to students in the greater Eureka area and has attracted students from Scotia to Arcata.
South Bay School is also home to our intermediate students in 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. In the last two years South Bay School has transformed itself: Student enrollment has increased by more than 150 students; ten new teachers have been hired; and student test scores increased dramatically improving the academic performance index (API) by 98 points, the largest two year increase in Humboldt County. South Bay School has also made many facility improvements including a new state-of-the-art computer lab, new gym floor, scoreboard, basketball backboards, volleyball standards, and a brand new playground structure.
South Bay School is located on the southern end of Eureka at the King Salmon Ave. exit next to the Sequoia Humane Society. Please come by the school office anytime between 8am – 4pm and let us show you why we are so excited about our educational programs. Or, call the school office and speak with Hanne Heilmann, school secretary, at 443-4828.
The South Bay Union School District went through a major restructuring two years ago. Pine Hill School was reconfigured to serve students in grades K-3rd and South Bay School was designated for 4th-6th grade students. In addition, in 2011 the district opened a new 7th-8th grade charter middle school at South Bay School thereby creating an opportunity for students to stay together with their school friends for up to nine years, from kindergarten through 8th grade, before graduating on to high school.
For additional information about the schools in South Bay Union School District, please visit our district website at www.southbaydistrict.org or call the district office at 476-8549 and speak with Superintendent Paul Meyers about the opportunities available to your student.
Thank you for considering Pine Hill School . You may visit the school office to pick up a registration packet. In the packet you will find the Pupil Registration, Oral Health Assessment, and Report of Health Examination for School entry and the Directory Release Refusal forms along with resources to help you determine if your child is ready for kindergarten. You may also use the links below or to the left to download copies of the necessary forms.
However you obtain the forms, they need to be returned with a copy of your child(s) birth certificate, copy of shot records and the dental form to the school office before your child can be enrolled.
Feel free to call with any questions I can assist you with. 707-443-4596
Pine Hill, Secretary
- Registration form
- Directory Release Refusal form
- Birth Certificate
- Immunization Record & Physical
- Dental Assessment
- Interdistrict Agreement (for those living outside the South Bay Union School District)
- First, there will be a Kindergarten Panel Night on Wed., February 13. We will serve a light dinner from 6:00–6:30, followed by a panel discussion from 6:30-7:30. Childcare will be provided.
- Kindergarten Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3 from 2-3 PM in Room 9 at Pine Hill School. Childcare for prospective kindergarten students will be provided free of charge in Room 10.
- Our annual Open House will be held on Wednesday, April 17. You will be able to visit the classrooms and see the wonderful things the kindergarten students are doing this year.
- You and your child are also invited to Pine Hill School‘s Kindergarten Visitation Day on Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 – 11:00 am. Starting in Mr. Lentz’s room (#9) at 10:00 am, there will be activities for prospective students. We will then move to Mrs. Blanchard’s room (#10) for more classroom experiences, concluding at 11:00 am. Tours of the school will be given to parents during this time.