South Bay Union School District Open for Enrollment

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 (K-3)

South Bay School (4-6)

South Bay Union School District

Kindergarten Registration Information and Forms

Download the registration form

Kindergarten Orientation Slideshow

Pine Hill School (K-3rd)

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.

Download the registration form

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South Bay School (4th-8th)

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.

Download the registration form

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South Bay Union School District (K-8th)

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 or call the district office at 476-8549 and speak with Superintendent Paul Meyers about the opportunities available to your student.

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Kindergarten Registration

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

Deb Kamberg
Pine Hill, Secretary


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Classroom Assignment - Parent Request Form

At the end of the year, teachers meet to develop class lists for the
upcoming school year. Teachers strive to create balanced classes to ensure
an optimum learning environment for all students. When creating class lists,
teachers consider individual learning styles, academic strengths and
weaknesses, and behavior.

If you would like to recommend a particular teacher for your child's class
placement, please fill out the "Class Assignment - Parent Request" form and
state your child's academic and behavioral needs.

Class lists will be posted the before school starts in August, when we have
a fairly accurate picture of our student enrollment.

Download the parent request form.

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