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(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

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

Click here to see the Oregon State, District, and School Report Card

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



4th Grade 

5th Grade 

6th Grade 

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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Free Summer Lunch Program

We are very excited to announce that in addition to our traditional free summer lunch program serving those 18 and younger at Blossom Gulch, Madison and Millicoma Schools, Coos Bay Public Schools will be delivering free lunches to several locations this summer, per the schedule linked below.

Free lunches will be offered beginning June 22nd through August 21st. A volunteer will be driving the school district van and distributing and documenting the meals with other volunteer help. Please contact Elisa at 541-267-1479 if you need additional information.

Summer Lunch Menu 2015

Important Dates & Events

1  New Student Orientation, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
8  First Day of School for 2015 – 2016
22  Open House, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

2014 – 2015 Parent & Student Handbook

Remember our Dress Code

2015 – 2016 Student Calendar:

English – Click here

Spanish – Click here

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

Principal’s Pad

June 5, 2015, Principal’s Pad –  This is my last Principal’s Pad for this school year and it’s been one of the busiest years I remember in my 24 years in the district.  Sunset staff has worked so hard the last couple of years researching and implementing the best possible instruction and using the best strategies, often with minimal support with teaching resources, such as textbooks.  If you remember working out of a textbook like I do, we don’t really have the availability of current textbooks that are aligned to the most important standards we know our kids should learn.  This has required our staff to plan as a grade level team as well as a bigger, intervention team that includes all of our support staff who aren’t grade level teachers.

Having the afternoon professional development time most Fridays seems like a lot, which it is compared to most districts, however all of our teachers work far more hours than the minimum to comprehensively prepare and provide your children the best possible education.  I know how hard our teachers work and I just want to say Thank You to all of the staff at Sunset School for their dedication to their profession, the amazing care and concern they all have for your children and the time and energy they spend to collaborate, create, plan, and adjust all while they recognize and respect the individuality of every single student at our school and build trust and positive relationships with every student.

We will do our best to continue the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable grant with ODE for next year.  Having fresh, healthy snacks every day is fantastic for all of our students.  We have another 4 years of the Art Grant we collaborated with Coos Art Museum on.  We will continue our work on Proficiency Teaching and Learning with the BEC (Business and Education Consortium) and next year Sunset will be a Demonstration Site for other educators in Southern Oregon to come and observe exceptional instructional practices by our teachers.  We’ll have many more ‘Cigar Box’ guitars built by students and they’ll be rocking the blues in the halls.  The use of data, current instructional strategies, teamwork and rigorous learning keeps getting better and will continue to improve as our teachers are always looking for ways to be better for our students.  As your children have heard from me and fill in the second part, all 450 of them together, “I want to be better tomorrow, than I am today.”

Thank you for all you do!

​​​​​​​Dale Inskeep

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

Click for Writing Hints

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