Shelly McKnight
(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

PBIS Information

Please check out our PBIS Information page to learn more about our School’s positive behavior model, Student of the Month winners, and school safety information.

Superintendent Advisory Team Members Needed

Superintendent Brian Trendell is looking for parent volunteers to be on the Superintendent’s Advisory Team (SAT). The SAT is a group that meets monthly with Brian 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

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State Testing/SBAC Opt-Out Information

Click here for information about state testing and opting-out of Smarter Balanced Assessment.

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

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


21-28 Red Ribbon Week – Spirit Week
28 Student of the Month Assembly
8:00 A.M.
31  Food Drive Begins
31 Site Council
3 P.M.
 2 Picture Retakes
 4 No School- Grading Day
7 & 8  Conferences
 10 Veteran’s Day Assembly
 11 > No School
 18 Food Drive Ends
 23 & 24 No School
28 Site Council
3 P.M.
 30 Student of the Month Assembly
8:00 A.M.

Remember our Dress Code

2016 – 2017 Student Calendar:

English – Click here

Spanish – Click here

2015 – 2016 Parent/Student Handbook

Principal’s Pad

Hello Sunset Families!

It’s October! And with it comes Red Ribbon Week and Halloween. We are enjoying dressing up for Red Ribbon Week spirit and while Halloween can also be a great time to dress up at school, we will not be allowing students to come in costume on October 31st. I know that this will disappoint some students, but in talking with the staff we have decided that Monday, October 31 will be a “Crazy Hair/Crazy Hat” day. This will allow many of our students who would really like to be able to wear hats to school do so and those who don’t want to wear a hat, but want to express themselves in a fun and creative way that is usually common on Halloween do so with their hair. I personally love Halloween, but I understand that it isn’t for everyone so I look forward to a spirited day with the students wearing their favorite hats or with some crazy hair styles!

I would like to again invite parents to volunteer here at Sunset. School Site Council, PTA/Boosters and Lego League are all areas where we really need parental involvement. If you have an interest in working with us to improve your child’s experience, please give us a call at 541-888-1242 and ask how you can sign up.

With appreciation,

“Shelly the Shark” McKnight, Principal

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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

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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

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