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

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.  Click here for a nomination form. Contact the Chamber office at 541-266-0868 for more information.

Volunteer Cafe and Training Information

Please join us for brief volunteer trainings and information once a month in the teacher’s lounge at either Blossom Gulch or Madison Elementary Schools. This is a great time to learn about new volunteer opportunities and to meet other parents and volunteers.

If you are involved in another school in our district, you are still welcome to attend. Hope to see you there!
Blossom Gulch – 1st Monday of each month, 8:00 – 9:00 AM in the teacher’s lounge.

Madison Elementary – 2nd Thursday of each month, 8:00 – 9:00 AM in the teacher’s lounge.


If you haven’t signed up to volunteer, go to http://cbd9.net/human-resources/volunteers


Here is the link to the 2014 Volunteer Handbook which has helpful tips and guidelines for volunteering.

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



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

2014 – 2015 Parent & Student Handbook

Remember our Dress Code

2014 – 2015 Student Calendar

3-20 Canned Food Drive
  • Mrs. Banks to Fish Hatchery
  • PTSA Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
24 Mrs. Post to Fish Hatchery
27 & 28 NO SCHOOL – Thanksgiving Holiday
8-12 5th Grade Swimming
16 5th Grade Winter Concert, 6:00 p.m.
20 4th – 6th Grade Parties 2:00 – 2:50 p.m.
22 – January 4 NO SCHOOL – Winter Break


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

Principal’s Pad

November 21, 2014 — Today most of our teachers and I are working at our school district office with instructional coaches on our proficiency teaching and learning grant.  We will have several substitutes in our building just like we had on Friday the 19tht of September.  Last time our students were fantastic with their kindness and their manners and I’m expecting nothing less.  We’ve had a couple more parents and teachers join our PTSA and we would really like to have more.  Our PTSA sent home some informational flyers during the conferences and if you are interested, please give us a call or drop by and we’ll get you set up.  Thank you to all the families who have helped with our canned food drive.  It is tough times for a lot of people in our community and for a lot of our families as well.  The lessons our students learn about giving and helping others are such important lessons and I wanted to thank everyone who makes this a successful tradition at Sunset.

Parents picking up students on Michigan Ave: I know we don’t have perfect circumstances after school for picking up your children, however keeping our children safe has got to be our number one priority as we deliver our kids to and from school.  We will continue to work on creative improvements around our school for safety and ease for parents but I’ve noticed several folks are double and even triple parked/stopped to pick up their children.  This creates multiple blind spots and we have to be better at keeping all of our kids safe.  Please be patient and only park/stop in legal areas and please feel free to pick your children up a little after dismissal and you may pull right up in the bus zone once the buses have taken off.  If you have ideas for improvement or concerns, please feel free to give me a call anytime and I’d be glad to talk with you.  Thank you for your consideration!

Have a great weekend,

Dale Inskeep

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.

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