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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

School Attendance Zones

Each home belongs to a school attendance zone based on their address. Sometimes there are circumstances where parents wish their child to attend a school in a different zone.

For 2015-16 school year, Coos Bay School District is asking parents/guardians who wish their student to attend a school in a different zone to please fill out the Intra-District transfer form by April 1st.

Usually the deadline is in August, before school starts. This year, the district needs the information sooner. Having it will allow the district to plan for class sizes, curriculum, etc. before the school year begins.

Click here for the form or pick up a copy at the school office.

It’s important to turn in the form by April 1st. We appreciate your help in meeting this deadline.

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

Girls Rock!

GIRLS ROCK, a math and science fair, will be held Saturday, May 30, from 2:00 to 4:00, at the Boys and Girls Club in Coos Bay.  This free event will be open to all fourth and fifth grade girls.  The purpose is to help more girls learn about and get interested in the Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) professions. They will meet women from our area who have careers in medicine, engineering, and science, have a chance to play math and science games, participate in experiments and win prizes.  Parents are welcome but not required to attend.  Bus transportation at no cost to the girls will be provided from all of the elementary schools in the county.   For questions, contact  Registration forms will be distributed at the school mid-May.  This event is sponsored by the Zonta Club of the Coos Bay Area.

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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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

Important Dates & Events

 25  NO SCHOOL – Memorial Day
 1  Coos Historical Museum 5th Grade Classroom Visit
  •  Coos Historical Museum Tour: Hutchins/Post/Krissie
  • 6th & 7th Grade Choir Concert, 6:00 p.m.
  • Coos Historical Museum Tour: Banks/Easton
  • 3rd Grade (In-coming 4th graders) Tour Sunset
  • 3rd Grade (In-coming 4th graders) Parent Night
  •  PTSA Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Sunset Library
  • Review of Bands, grades 5-7:00 p.m., Sunset Gym
 11  Last Day of School

2014 – 2015 Parent & Student Handbook

Remember our Dress Code

2014 – 2015 Student Calendar


Principal’s Pad

May 22, 2015, Principal’s Pad – This is obviously a very busy time of year.  We are finishing up our state testing which was a new test and we had to create new procedures and schedules for the additional length of the new Smarter Balanced Assessment.  Thanks to the organization of our teachers at each grade level and the hard work our students are doing makes the process go very smoothly.

This week during Mrs. Cyris’ classroom visits talked about this man in New York who had a sign saying he was giving free hugs.  While we do want to remember to caution our students about interactions with strangers, the idea of doing something nice and having it be contagious is not new to our school. Mrs. Cyris encouraged students to make a sign for free hugs and bring it to Friday’s morning assembly. This morning, there were several signs at our assembly and Mrs. Cyris took advantage of a teachable moment and a lot of students left the gym with big smiles on their faces.  She explained and ran some informal activities and all students who felt comfortable with giving or receiving a hug started their day that way.  Also, those who didn’t feel comfortable with the hug simply passed and there was no pressure to any of our students.

Sometimes a hug, a smile, a compliment or just spending a few minutes listening to someone reminds  them that they know someone cares about them and one little thing can make a difference in a whole day.  Teach your children to do the little things that make others feel special.  Thank you.

​​​​​​Have a great weekend,
​​​​​​​Dale Inskeep

Justin Johnson Cigar Box Guitar Program


 Justin Johnson poster Justin Johnson Coming to Coos Bay to Perform Benefit for Sunset’s Cigar Box Guitar ProgramAll Sunset fifth graders have been building Cigar Box Guitars and will be finishing them this week. They worked together to build one for international slide guitar champion, Justin Johnson. Justin wrote a song dedicated to them, playing it on the cigar box guitar they made for him.  Click here for sample video.Justin will be at Sunset the week of May 26 – 29 to teach the students how to play their guitars.

On Saturday May 30th at 6:30, Justin will be holding a concert at the Egyptian to benefit Sunset’s Cigar Box Guitar Program. $5 donation suggested.

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