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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


The Bay Area Chamber of Commerce believes that great education and a great economy go hand in hand. Thriving businesses support a healthy education and graduates who are work or college-ready in turn support our local businesses and community. It is our goal to build bridges between business and education throughout the Bay Area. To that end, we are looking for nominations for three Educator Awards which are handed out annually:

Innovation in Teaching is for educators that are on the cutting edge and may form exciting community or business partnerships or utilize technology to improve learning.

Contributor to Education is for educators who contribute to the learning of students by their tireless efforts, time and dedication.

Unsung Hero is for educators recognized for their dedication to making sure students graduate. Regardless of their titles, they are all heroes to the students they help reach the goals of diploma or degree.

From these three honorees a Bay Area Educator of the Year is selected and will be honored at the annual Chamber of Commerce Awards Banquet the last Saturday in January. The two runners up will be recognized at our monthly luncheons following the banquet.

This is a great way to recognize that individual educator that has made a difference in a student’s life. Anyone can make a nomination and nominations can be made any time during the year but the deadline for submission is November 30th. The form is accessible online at www.oregonsbayarea.org . Contact the Chamber office at 541-266-0868 for more information.

Volunteer Information

We can use your help! 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.


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.

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.


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



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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

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 26, 2014 — It was awesome to see all the families at our Open House on Tuesday evening.  As many of you know, we had sign in sheets on our Title One information tables and we had exactly 450 people who signed in that night.  I believe that is a record for the best turn out at our Open House since I’ve been principal here at Sunset.  Thanks to Mr. Minks for inviting a polka band to play for us. Their music created a fun and pleasant atmosphere.  I left after 8:00 and there were still a few families making arrangements for rental instruments for their child.  If your child is seriously interested in playing in our band but you have not been able to find a way to have an instrument, please come and see me.  I will do my best to make sure any student who is passionate about being involved in one of our music programs gets the opportunity. It was great to see all the students who are excited about being involved in music!

Monday will be our first site council meeting at 3:00 in our conference room behind the office.  We will review our Title One budgets and go over a few items such as our grants and our instructional schedule.  These are all public meetings and we can always use more parents to join our site council so if you’re interested, come on down or feel free to give me a call when you have a moment.  Thanks again for the great turn out at Open House!

Have a great weekend,

Dale Inskeep

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