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Shelly McKnight

Message from the Principal

August 24, 2020
Dear Sunset Families,
I would first like to welcome you back to school, whatever this school year may look like! And what I mean by that is for you and your family, the coming year may look a little different than that of your neighbor and yet our commitment to you will be as strong as ever!
With the information and guidance released by Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Department of Education, we know that we are not currently in a place where we can return all of our students to “regular” school. Therefore, our District will open on September 14th in a combination of Comprehensive Distance Learning (CDL) instruction (4-12 grade) and in-person Hybrid Learning (K-3rd grade). Students who have registered for Full-time Online Learning will remain in Comprehensive Distinct Learning.  
Our district will continue to monitor state and county metrics weekly and hope to return all of our Sunset students, grades 4-6, to in-person Hybrid Learning soon. When possible, we will begin to notify families three to four weeks prior to transitioning from Comprehensive Distance Learning to in-person Hybrid Learning.
Beginning of the Year Dates
·       9/14 – 7th -12th grade and Full-Time Online Only students will begin Online Comprehensive Learning instruction
·       9/14 - 9/18 - K-6th grade Kick-Off Week for teacher/parent communication and orientation.
·       9/21 – K – 3rd grade will begin in-person Hybrid Learning (AM/PM Cohorts; Mon-Thurs)
·       9/21 - 4th – 6th grade will begin Comprehensive Distance Learning instruction
We will continue to keep you informed of planning efforts, options for students, and strategies for scenarios of returning to in-person learning. Additionally, we have a FAQ page about reopening schools under the COVID-19 Resources tab at Here, you will also find the Operational Blueprint for Sunset for the 2020-2021 school year.
More information about transportation for K-3 students, access to meals and Comprehensive Distance Learning will be communicated the first two weeks of September.
Thank you for your continued support,
Shelly McKnight
Principal Sunset School

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