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Welcome to the South Bay Union School District!

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website.  If you spend a few minutes exploring our site, you will learn that the South Bay team is dedicated to the success of each and every student.  We do this by providing an innovative learning environment with exceptional teachers dedicated to creating a challenging and supportive classroom.

We have 1:1 devices connected to the Internet with access to high quality educational software programs in all classrooms in grades 3-8.  We have 3:1 devices, with the same access, available in TK-2 classrooms. Our middle school students have the opportunity to take their device home and engage in learning 24/7.  We strive to have students engage with technology every day to extend their opportunity to learn, create, collaborate, and share.

In addition to having relevant technology accessible to every student, we offer a variety of specialized programs including Visual and Performing Arts, a STEAM Academy, Instrumental Music, Dual Immersion and Biliteracy, Leader in Me Program, and No Excuses University.  In addition to core subjects, our schools offer enrichment activities including art, robotics, business, coding, debate, intramural sports, and more. 

We are committed to working as partners with families to ensure the academic and social success of your child.  We want our students to achieve at grade level, have an active and healthy life, and develop interests that will carry them through life as a curious life-long learner.  We are here to encourage and support your child. 

We hope that you will continue to take an active role in your child’s education.  You can do this in many ways: talk to your student each day about what great questions they asked at school, read to your student, keep up with district and school news and activities, and lastly, you are welcome to volunteer in the classroom or at the school for events.  

It is my honor to serve the students, families, staff, and community of South Bay Union.  Our team looks forward to an exciting year working in partnership with you to provide the best educational experiences for your student.

Warmest regards,

Katie McNamara