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

Sunset Weather Station

Time-Lapse Video from Sunset

Sunset in the News

Well-done, Mr. Krissie’s Class

Site Council & Title I

Here’s the latest from our Site Council

Volunteer Trainings

Coos Bay School District is offering School Volunteer Trainings on September 18th and 25th. The training is free and open to the public. You’ll learn what volunteers need to know to help in the classroom, cafeteria, office and playground. Free breakfast or dinner is provided with your registration and there is limited childcare available.

The September 18th training will be at Madison Elementary School in the Gym and the September 25th training will be at Blossoms Gulch Elementary School in the Cafeteria. Both will have sessions from 8:00 – 10:00 AM and 5:30 – 7:30 PM.

If you haven’t signed up to volunteer for the 2014-15 school year, go to http://cbd9.net/human-resources/volunteers. The more volunteers involved in our schools, the better the students do.

To register or for more information, please call 541-888-1588. Your registration will give us a headcount for the meals and childcare. Click here for flyer: Volunteer Orientation Flyer

This training is provided in collaboration with Pathways to Positive Parenting, OSU Open Campus and Southwestern Oregon Community College.

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 @ www.cbd9.net 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.


School Closures or Delayed Starts

Coos Bay Public Schools will utilize the Synrevoice automated phone system to notify families of school closures, delayed starts and  other emergencies.

In the event of a closure or delayed start, the automated system will be activated, usually by 6:00 am, and all families will be called and given the message. Included in the message will be a phone number that you can call to get a recorded update. Please be sure your contact information is correct at the schools.

The information will also be sent out to via Flash Alert to the media and posted on the district‘s website at www.cbd9.net. If you would like to receive Flash Alert notification, go to  www.flashalert.net/news.html?id=1374. At that site, you can sign up to receive both text messages and e-mails for emergency alerts and news releases.

Like Us on Facebook

FB Coos Bay School District is pleased to announce that a Facebook account has been created for the district to share school events and activities with parents, students and community members.

“Like us on Facebook” at www.facebook.com/CoosBaySchoolDistrict

Welcome to Sunset School



4th Grade 

5th Grade 

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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.


The Great Oregon ShakeOut: Do You Have a Plan?

The Great Oregon ShakeOut

Our school believes that knowing how to handle emergency situations is a key component to helping our students become safe members of our community. For the fourth year we will participate in The Great Oregon Shakeout to learn about how to survive and recover quickly from an earthquake.

On October 16, 2014, our school will join Madison School to conduct our second annual earthquake drill and off-campus evacuation of our students and staff.  Again this year we will evacuate and walk 9/10′s of a mile to the top of Radar Hill, a climb of 300 vertical feet.  We are grateful to have Coos Bay Police & Fire Departments and our transportation department helping make this a safe and successful event.

Staff and Students: Let’s challenge ourselves to improve on last year’s evacuation time of 23 minutes!

Please click here to learn more about The Great Oregon Shakeout!

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Important Dates & Events

2014 – 2015 Parent & Student Handbook

Remember our Dress Code

2014 – 2015 Student Calendar

23 Open House 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
24 School Picture Day
29 Site Council Meeting 3:00 p.m. in the Library
  • Vision Screening Day
  • PTSA Meeting, 5:30 p.m. in our library
16 Great Oregon Shake Out – Off-site tsunami evacuation drill
29 Picture Retakes
31 NO SCHOOL – Grading Day
1 Daylight Saving Time Ends at 2:00 a.m., Nov. 2: Set Your Clocks Back 1 Hour Before Going to Bed Saturday

Principal’s Pad

September 12, 2014 – We had another nice week at school.  There is a sense of calmness as we’ve begun the year.  Also, I’ve noticed a lot of examples of kindness and kids being pleasant to one another.  We certainly want to build on this.  If every student and adult at Sunset looks for the ‘good’ in others and we all do the little things that are nice and kind, then we will have the kind of school we want to have.

Our 7th grade volleyball team beat Cottage Grove this week, and our 7th grade football team lost a close game 9-7.  The teams played hard and represented our school well.

I talked with our students about 9-11 yesterday, and as a school we honored those who lost their lives with a moment of silence.  Our oldest 7th graders are 13 years old so most all of our students were not born when this tragedy occurred.  Our students were very respectful as we had the moment of silence and overall, our students have been very respectful and well behaved during our morning assemblies.

Next Friday all 17 of our classroom teachers and I will be working at the district office on professional development.  We are a part of an educational grant from Oregon Department of Education so there will be four Fridays when most of our staff will be out of the building.  This work we are taking on will help all of us grow and next year, Sunset School will be a site for educators from all over Southern Oregon to visit and observe so they can learn more about effective instructional practices.  We are honored to be a part of this opportunity.

Have a great weekend,

Dale Inskeep

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