Message from the Principal

Shelly McKnight
Shelly McNight, Principal
245 S. Cammann Street Coos Bay, OR  97420
Phone: (541) 888-1242    Fax: (541) 888-9814
“They won’t remember all you teach them, but they will always remember how you treat them.”
August 24, 2021
Dear Sunset Families,
I write this letter to welcome you to the 2021-2022 year at Sunset! We are busy planning for a return to all grades with full days of school Monday through Thursday and a reduced day on Fridays. We are excited to see all of our students! We know that in person instruction is what is best for our students and we are going to give everyone our all. September 7th – 10th will be our Kick-Off Week where families will come in to meet with the classroom teacher and learn about the classroom and life at Sunset. Teachers will begin contacting families on Monday, August 30th to schedule appointments. Instruction begins on Monday, September 13th.
We have created a master schedule that supports our students in all academic areas and provides time for music and physical education as well as social emotional learning and support. We welcome some new staff members in 6th grade, special education and the office. Kayla Crook is our new assistant principal who will work with students and families from both Sunset and Madison schools. Kimberly Agricola is new to our 6th grade team and Megan Fisher, who taught 4th grade last year, will complete the 6th grade team. Jazmynn Hill returns to Sunset to teach in the Structured Learning Center, along with her assistant Brandon Rodrigues. Lori Smith is our new Speech teacher and supporting her is Alicia Maggio. And finally, Orion Izzard joins the awesome Life Skills staff. Welcome!
Sunset will continue to follow the guidance and practices established last year related to the safety protocols provided by the CDC and the Oregon Department of Education, which includes the requirement to wear a mask. Knowing that this can be challenging for a long school day, there will be opportunities for mask breaks during the day. Our goal is to keep everyone in school full time. We will also continue with meals consumed in the classroom, handwashing, disinfecting and sanitizing surfaces.
I look forward to serving you for another year at Sunset. With every year there are challenges and this year will bring many, but we are dedicated to our Sunset families and look forward to seeing you all soon!
Shelly McKnight
Principal Sunset School