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

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



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.

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Important Dates & Events

 13 Open House
6-7 P.M.
26 Site Council
3 P.M.
27 Vision Screening
8:00 A.M.
27  Tsalila Festival –
4th grade Atkins & Sperling
Hanlin & Holland
 28 Fall Picture Day
30 Student of the Month Assembly
8:00 A.M.
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.

Remember our Dress Code

2016 – 2017 Student Calendar:

English – Click here

Spanish – Click here

2015 – 2016 Parent/Student Handbook

Principal’s Pad

August 24, 2016:

Welcome Back Families of Sunset School!

I’m writing this letter with great excitement and anticipation as your new principal for the 2016-2017 school year. I have been busy learning more about Sunset this summer and I am truly looking forward to a wonderful school year. I have been working for Coos Bay Schools for 4 years as the alternative education administrator and as an assistant principal at Marshfield High School. Prior to my coming to Coos Bay, I was an assistant principal at Livermore High School in Livermore, California and before that I was an assistant principal at Newark Junior High where I had taught Visual Arts to all 8th grade students for 8 years. When I was hired in Coos Bay 4 years ago, I dreamed that Sunset would someday be where I could call home. This is truly my dream come true!

The great things that have been happening at Sunset will continue. Examples include, under the direction of Dale Inskeep, Sunset was awarded a competitive art grant we was written in collaboration with the Coos Art Museum worth approximately $70,000.00 a year for three years.  This money will be used primarily for art instruction for our Sunset Students.  I’m attending a training in August where I will learn more.

We will continue to implement and improve our instructional plan utilizing all of our staff and protecting those core and targeted-standards based instructional times. Our conference room will continue to serve as an academic support learning environment when students are having challenges with their behavior that is disturbing the learning of others.  Organized, grade level standards based school work and activities will be available for our students while they’re in the conference room and out of the classroom.  These will be available after they have completed a written reflection form to reflect on the reason they are there. An adult staff member will continue to assist our students with their work. Continuing with us is our full time counselor, Mrs. Cyris. She I will be working with those students as well.  We will continue to not allow electronic devices, cell phones or other non-education objects at school during the school day.  This has been well supported by parents and staff in the past and I believe it has a positive effect on the school’s culture.

We have some new staff in the 5th, 6th and 7th grades who are busy getting ready for their new assignments and new students. We welcome Mr. Michael Ferry to the 5th grade team, Ms. Linda Brown to the 6th grade teams and Mr. Haan teaching Social Studies, Mr. Burgher teaching Math and Mrs. Winston teaching Language Arts, all to the 7th grade team.


I am looking forward to meeting all of our Sunset parents and students as we open our doors for the 2016-2017 school year.


Shelly McKnight, Principal

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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