Shelly McKnight
(541) 888-1240

Address: 245 S Cammann
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone: (541) 888-1242
Fax: (541) 888-9814
Grades: 4th – 7th
School Hours: 7:50am – 2:50pm
Office Hours: 7:00am – 3:45pm

Sunset Weather Station
Time-Lapse Video from Sunset

Site Council & Title I

Here’s the latest from our Site Council

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PBIS Information

Please check out our PBIS Information page to learn more about our School’s positive behavior model, Student of the Month winners, and school safety information.

If you are student or staff, please take our survey.

Student Activity Page – NEW

Superintendent Advisory Team Members Needed

Superintendent Brian Trendell is looking for parent volunteers to be on the Superintendent’s Advisory Team (SAT). The SAT is a group that meets monthly with Brian and is comprised of parents representing each school in the Coos Bay district. If you are interested in being on the committee or have questions how you can represent your child’s school, please contact your school’s administrator. For more information about the SAT, go to the Superintendent’s Advisory Team webpage @ under the Parents & Community Link or call 541-267-1310. Meetings take place at Milner Crest Education Center, 1255 Hemlock Ave in Coos Bay on the first Monday of each month at 12:00 noon.


Oregon State, District, and School Report Cards

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State Testing/SBAC Opt-Out Information

Click here for information about state testing and opting-out of Smarter Balanced Assessment.

Notification of School Closure or Other Emergencies

Below is the order in which Coos Bay Schools will notify parents, staff and the community in case of school closure or other emergency.

Auto Caller – Parents/guardians of students and staff receive a phone call or email with the message. Please make sure your contact information is up to date. Your school’s office will be happy to assist you. A recording of the message will also be available at 541-267-6149.

Flash Alert – Emails and/or texts of the message are sent to subscribers. Go to for more information on how to subscribe.

Media Outlets – The media (TV, radio, newspaper) is notified via Flash Alert. They also receive a separate email from the district office.

Webpage – The announcement is posted on the district’s webpage at

Facebook – The announcement is posted on Facebook at Bay School District

Welcome to Sunset School

Sunset School is one of two campuses for grades 4-7 in the Coos Bay School District. We are committed to creating a safe and respectful learning environment for each of our Sunset Dolphins.  Our 4th – 6th grade students are in self-contained classrooms, much like a traditional elementary school.  7th graders change classes for math, science, language arts, social studies, music, and physical education with content-area specialists.

We are proud to have a school that has the community feeling of an elementary and the flexibility of a middle school.  Please check our Staff Directory to link to your student’s teachers and stay tuned to our website for current information about our school.

Important Dates & Events


16 Last Day of School
Half Day – 11:50 A.M. Release

Remember our Dress Code

2017 – 2018 Student Calendar:

English – Click here

Spanish – Click here

K-7 Supply List

2015 – 2016 Parent/Student Handbook

State Testing Opt-Out Form

Kindergarten Registration for 2017-18 School Year

Coos Bay School District invites parents of upcoming kindergarten students to register their students for the 2017-18 school year.

Visit your school between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Blossom Gulch Elementary School, 333 S. 10th St.
Madison Elementary School at 400 Madison Ave in Coos Bay. 

This registration is for students who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2017.

Please bring legal proof of birth date and immunization records. The school offices will be happy to assist you in determining which school your student will be attending.

For more information, please call the school offices:

Blossom Gulch – 541-267-1340

Madison – 541-888-1218


Oregon Coast STEM Hub

The Oregon Coast STEM Hub is sponsoring a two day engineering camp for middle school students at Coquille Jr/Sr High School August 7th-8th.  We have online registration set up and below are links to the registration site as well as registration forms in English and Spanish (for those who don’t have internet access) and fliers in English and Spanish. Feel free to use the links below to print out fliers to distribute (they direct students/parents to the registration site) as well as hard copies of registration forms for those who may need them. If students do not register online (have hard copies) they should be scanned and sent to us at or sent to the mailing address below. Thank you!

Coquille –  August 7 & 8



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Robotics Camp



Principal’s Pad

Hello Sunset Families,

With the coming of spring also comes the time when we participate in statewide testing. This week we are receiving the most up to date training on the administration of the Smarter Balanced Assessment and soon we will send home a testing schedule for families. The testing process does not give us a complete picture of our student’s progress, but it is an important factor as we look at what has been successful and where we might need additional resources. We thank you for helping us to prepare our children by being positive and encouraging them to do their best.  Should you wish to “Opt-Out” there is an opt-out form attached that must be completed and submitted back to Sunset. You can also find the link to the opt-out form on our website. Should you have any questions, please call the Sunset office at 541-888-1242.Hello Sunset Families on this 1st day of May. My how the time flies!
This is a very busy and important time in our school year with state testing beginning for the 4th grade, “leadership” assemblies, Family Science Night on Tuesday, May 9, Teacher Appreciation Week, fieldtrips, swim lessons and more! It seems that the term “winding down” is not true but rather “gearing up!” And at home, for all of our mothers, grandmothers, fostermom’s and those who are the “mom of the house,” Happy Mother’s Day!  I want to thank you for your support at home in preparing your children for
success at school.

This is also an important time for our 7th grade students who will be leaving Sunset for Marshfield High School. Next week they will take a step in this transition by visiting MHS on May 12th. MHS is a great place to be a student. Our current 7th graders will also be able to take a little bit of Sunset with them as some of our teachers transition to MHS as well.

I hope that we will see many of you for Family Science Night next week.  It’s an exciting time at Sunset!

Thank you.
Shelly “The Shark” McKnight



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Helpful Hints: “My Words Can Make Me Look Smart”

Writing Hints (2) Hey Kids (Grown-ups, too!),Have you ever struggled to remember a pesky grammar rule?  Have you ever found that you sometimes make silly mistakes when you’re writing?  Our staff have created a list of hints to help with common mistakes we all make from time to time.  

Please click below for details.  

Happy writing!!!
– Sunset Staff

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Operation Backpack & Shoebox

Operation Backpack-Shoebox is a program that helps provide needy children backpacks, school supplies, clothing and hygiene products.

Click here for more information: Operation Backpack

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