inskeep Dale Inskeep
(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

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Site Council & Title I

Here’s the latest from our Site Council

Superintendent Advisory Team Members Needed

Superintendent Dawn Granger is looking for parent volunteers to be on the Superintendent’s Advisory Team (SAT). The SAT is a group that meets monthly with Dawn 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



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7th Grade

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.

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Important Dates & Events

 18  NO SCHOOL – Martin Luther King, Jr. Federal Holiday
 21  Boys Basketball Begins
 29  NO SCHOOL – End of First Semester/Grading Day
 30  Girls Rock STEM workshop 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
 14  Valentine’s Day
 15  NO SCHOOL – Presidents Day

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2015 – 2016 Student Calendar:

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2015 – 2016 Parent/Student Handbook

Principal’s Pad

January 28, 2016:There are so many clear examples of people supporting other people the last couple weeks, it reinforces the concept that in people’s core, they are good and people genuinely care about other people. We all depend on those relationships to provide us strength when life takes a challenging turn. As you already know, we lost an amazing human being in Mr. Stan Sweet last week. Stan was such an important part of our Sunset Family in the many roles he took supporting students, supporting staff and supporting many great things in our community. Mr. Sweet was a natural leader, he was a mentor, he was a team member, he was an active and happy human being and he was a friend. I choose to believe that the hardest times in life happen for reasons and it’s one of the ways we learn and keep everything in perspective. Mr. Sweet’s commitment to our students, his commitment to his colleagues and his commitment to the greatness of life are some of the reasons there was such an outpour of care, concern and support from so many.

We’ve had lunch provided for our staff every day for the last two weeks so staff could have a chance to visit and help each other heal a little bit every day. We’ve had professional counselors to be available for staff and students and designated safe rooms for when people needed a little more individual support to help manage their grief. We’ve had a number of retired staff from Sunset show up to help teachers by offering to take a classroom, to cover a duty, to listen, to give a hug…anything really. Sometimes it’s just knowing that so many are caring for you that helps us work through and cope with the grief. We’ve had administrators from the district office and other schools come by to show support and help and we’ve had a couple substitutes hired each day to relieve any staff that might need an extra break or a little extra time to relax and think of positive stories. Dutch Brothers provide four big boxes of coffee on Monday morning for all the folks who came to support us and by the end of the day they had provided 20 big boxes of coffee. When I tried to pay them to settle up, they said they wanted to donate and help us through these tough times.

Most of the donations, such as the provided lunches, came from people in our community who would rather remain anonymous. This is very much in the style of Mr. Stan Sweet. More times than I can count, Mr. Sweet was ordering online new pants, a pair of shoes a student needed to participate in basketball, a special sweatshirt and many other things that helped a student feel special. The deal with Mr. Sweet was that he never wanted to let the students know who got the items for them. He did the same with his colleagues. It was 100% about helping another human being and 0% about him wanting any recognition for his kindness. However, as I’ve observed for many years, kindness spreads to others and we will all miss the sparks of kindness that Mr. Sweet made a part of who he was. Mr. Sweet would be proud of his Sunset Family and how overtly present the care, concern and kindness has amplified in every minute of every day. Thank you Mr. Sweet for all the lessons we’ve learned from you and the caring and classy way in which you lived your life. You were an amazing teacher. You were an incredibly positive role model for so many. Mr. Sweet, you were so gifted at pulling the positive qualities out of people, helping them recognize that they have those qualities and you had a way to help people believe in themselves. Thank you, Mr. Sweet! We all miss you.


Thank you,

Dale Inskeep, principal

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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