Welcome to the South Bay Union School District, home of the Pine Hill Pandas (K-3) and South Bay Sharks (4-8). South Bay Union School District is located on the southern end of Eureka, conveniently located off Highway 101. We have a total district enrollment of 500, with about 250 students at each school. We offer a wide array of programs, yet our small size enables us to maintain close relationships with our students. We are a full-service community school and work closely with our families and community resources in pursuit of the long-term goal of improving academic performance.

South Bay School District is dedicated to educating the whole child. We offer a quality standards-based educational program, an after school program with academic-focused enrichment, school counseling, Healthy Start, up-to-date libraries, state of the art technology, comprehensive music program, an interscholastic sports program for grades 5-8, and before and after school bus services. We have recently added new playgrounds at both schools, and a new gym floor at South Bay School. Our food service program provides a free, healthy breakfast to every student, and a quality lunch program that includes fresh fruit and salad bar.

We are proud of our schools and encourage you to look around our website, or even better, stop by one of our great schools and we would be happy to show you around. South Bay Union School District is a wonderful place for your child to learn and grow!


Visit the News page to find out the latest information about what is happening in the South Bay Union School District.

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View and download this month's breakfast and lunch menus in pdf form and print them at home for future reference.

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Visit this page to keep track of the bus schedule, bell schedule, school calendar, and other events happeing in the district.

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We recognize that parents don't always receive papers from children. We will strive to make documents available online.

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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.
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Interdistrict Transfer Policies

We have updated our Interdistrict Student Acceptance board policies and administrative regulations. Changes to SBUSD Interdistrict
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New Bus Run Added, New Schedules

We have removed Berta Rd & Clover Dr from the route. Thanks for all your patience in the ups and downs of the bus schedules this year.

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District Announces Bond Refinance

SOUTH BAY Union School District Announces Bond Refinance
District Taxpayers to Save Thousands of Dollars in Savings
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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

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.

District Personnel

Gary Storts, Superintendent

Tami Beall, Principal @ Pine Hill

Kevin Trone, Assistant Principal @ South Bay

Johnna Emery, Business Manager

Susan Maschmeier, EXPLORE program

Patty Valtenbergs, District Technology Coordinator


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  • Address: 6077 Loma Avenue
    Eureka, CA 95503