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

Curriculum Review

Coos Bay Public Schools is beginning the review process of Drug Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention, Health Education courses and invites interested parents, teachers, school administrators, community representatives and persons from the medical community to review the current curriculum content. You can review the policy at the following link: http://policy.osba.org/coosbay/I/IGAEB%20G1.PDF

The curriculum will be available for review April 14th – 28th at Milner Crest Education Center, 1255 Hemlock Ave. during regular business hours. A committee will be created to review the curriculum content in accordance with new scientific information and effective education strategies. 

There are two ways you can be involved – stop by to review the curriculum and list your suggestions and/or volunteer to be on the committee that takes those suggestions and evaluates the content of the curriculum.

For more information, please contact Denese Hale at deneseh@coos-bay.k12.or.us or 541-267-1318.

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.

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 @ 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.


Attention: School Volunteers

In an effort to keep our classrooms safe and our list of volunteers up to date, Coos Bay Public Schools will now be performing criminal background checks annually.  Background checks for current volunteers will expire June 30th.

Volunteer applications will be done electronically this year. Please check back after July 1st for the link to fill out your volunteer application.

For those of you who volunteer, THANKS!! You make our schools a better place.

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.


Important Dates & Events

2013 – 2014 School Calendar (English)

2013 – 2014 School Calendar (Spanish)

Sports Schedules

  • Mrs. Banks Coos Historical Museum/Front Street Field Trip
  • Ms. Heckard Washed Ashore Museum & New River Trip
28 Mr. Krissie Washed Ashore Museum & New River Trip
  • Mr. Hutchins/Mrs. Banks Shorebirds Field Trip
  • 7th Grade Sunset Manager Applications Due
30 Mrs. Easton/Mrs. Post Shorebirds Field Trip
5 – 9 Teacher Appreciation Week
13  7th Grade Sunset Manager Applications Due

Principal’s Pad

April 17, 2014

Principal’s Pad – Thank you to all who were able to come to conferences this week.  I think it’s a great experience for your child to lead the conference and reflect upon their work and learning they have been doing at school.  I was able to chat with many of you and you are always welcome to give me a call or stop by if you want to visit or have questions.

Sunset School was chosen as a site to work with several experts from our state in proficiency grading and quality instruction.  This process will allow our staff to participate in training to continue to improve the work we are doing.  This process has started but will include our staff probably in August before school starts then a couple of Fridays after school starts.  After we complete those planning and training opportunities, Sunset will be a site for teachers and administrators from other schools in Oregon to come observe, participate with our teachers, and gain professional development.  I’ll keep you posted as I learn more and schedules are firmed up.

Next Friday I will be gone to a memorial service, unfortunately, but Mr. Sweet will be covering for me during the time students are in school.  I do my best to not miss school, and I’m on a pretty good run of less than 10 sick days in 24 years, but sometimes things come up. I’m very lucky to work with a staff who helps each other out and works together so well.

Thanks for all you do and enjoy your weekend!

Dale Inskeep, Principal


Kindergarten Pre-Registration begins at Coos Bay Schools May 15th

Kindergarten Pre-Registration for Coos Bay Public Schools kicks off with a Kindergarten Round-Up Night on Thursday, May 15 from 4:00 – 6:30 PM at Blossom Gulch and Madison Elementary Schools.

Parents and their kindergarten students are invited to attend to pre-register their student for the 2014-15 school year. Goodie bags will be given to the upcoming kindergarten students. Flyer – Spanish  Flyer – English

This registration is for students who will be age 5 on or before September 1, 2014. Parents are required to bring legal proof of birthdate and an updated immunization record to the pre-registration. Proof of birthdate includes birth certificate, passport, hospital record, adoption papers, etc.

If a parent is unsure of the school their child will be attending, they are encouraged to review the Attendance Areas map at the following link:


Parents not able to attend this event may visit the schools any time after May 15th to pick up/drop off registration paperwork.

For more information, go to www.cbd9.net – Kindergarten Pre-Registration or contact the schools between the hours of 9:00 AM– 2:00 PM.

Blossom Gulch Elementary School – 541-267-1340. Located at 333 S 10th St. in downtown Coos Bay
Madison Elementary School – 541-888-1218. Located at 400 Madison St. in Empire

State School & District Report Cards

The Oregon Department of Education has released the annual report card data for Coos Bay School District for the 2012-13 school year. You will find them posted at www.cbd9.net under State School & District Report Cards.

There is a report card for the district as a whole and your individual school. Please contact your school offices if you would like a hard copy and contact your school administrator if you have any questions.


2013 – 2014 Registration Information

Below is a link to information concerning 2013-2014 school start & stop times, supply lists, the District’s food service program, immunization requirements, school fees, athletics information, etc. The link is under construction and will be updated as information becomes available.Students new to CBPS and Kindergarten Students – you can pre-register after July 1st at Milner Crest Education Center, 1255 Hemlock Ave in Coos Bay. Office hours are 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Please bring proof of birth date and updated immunizations.

2013-2014 Registration Information


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