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: M-Th  

8:00am- 2:48pm


8:00am- 12:43pm

Office Hours: 7:00am – 3:45pm

Sunset Weather Station
Time-Lapse Video from Sunset

Safe Oregon Tip Line


If you see or hear about violence, drugs or harm to your school or a student, report a tip using SAFEOREGON. –You can report a tip the following ways: Online at EMAIL Call or Text 844-4-SAFE-OR –Tips are screened to prevent false reports.


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.

If you are student or staff, please take our survey.

Student Activity Page – NEW

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

Coos Bay School District Bond Construction Updates

Click here for updates on Coos Bay School District Bond Construction


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 Information, Dates, and Events

Attention: there will be no Site Council meeting held in the month of March. 

**Parents, please take our survey:**

Sunset Parent Survey

Checkout out our Sunset Behavior Team:

Click here for more info

Coos Bay School Board announces opening on Board of Directors, Position #3

The Coos Bay School District’s Board of Directors announces the immediate opening of Position #3 on its School Board of Directors, term expiring June 30, 2019.
If you are interested, please fill out and submit the School Board Candidate Information Sheet, linked here, postmarked by January 31, 2018. Mail the form to Coos Bay Public Schools, Attn: Board of Directors, 1255 Hemlock Ave., Coos Bay, OR 97420.
To be eligible, you must be a registered voter and have lived within the district boundary for at least one year.
If you wish to know more about the Coos Bay School District’s Board of Directors and its work, please call the Superintendent’s Office at 267-1310.



Sunset school proudly participated in the I AM Campaign for the second year. We do this to create a dialogue that honors the identities and strengths of our students and to build closer relationships with those students. Thank you Dr. Holt and Paper Napkin Marketing for partnering with Coos Bay Schools in creating this video for us to share with our community. Please join us for the I AM Exhibit on Friday, December 1, 2017 from 5pm to 7pm at the Coos Art Museum.

Check Out The I AM Sunset Photo Album

E.T. at the Egyptian Theater 1.28.18

Hero of the Month To the Parents of Coos Bay Students:
Hero flyer 12_1_17 To the Parents of Coos Bay Students 1

So Happy App!!

Whats for lunch today?

 Camp Flyer 2018
SoHappy_POS_8-5X11  Camp Flyer 2018



Healthy Cranberries!

Cranberries Handout November

Healthy Bytes Article Cranberries



Welcome Back Letter Sunset 2017


Sunset Newsletter: 

Sunset Newsletter 03-16-2018

Sunset Newsletter 02-27-18




Picture1   Spanish Student Calendar 17-18

Student Dress Code   Sunset Handbook 17

K7 Supply List   State Testing Opt Out Form




Kindergarten Registration for 2017-18 School Year

Coos Bay School District invites parents of upcoming kindergarten students to register their students for the 2017-18 school year.

Visit your school between the hours of 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Blossom Gulch Elementary School, 333 S. 10th St.
Madison Elementary School at 400 Madison Ave in Coos Bay. 

This registration is for students who will be five years old on or before September 1, 2017.

Please bring legal proof of birth date and immunization records. The school offices will be happy to assist you in determining which school your student will be attending.

For more information, please call the school offices:

Blossom Gulch – 541-267-1340

Madison – 541-888-1218


November Poster


Principal’s Pad



Hello Sunset Families!

We are coming to the end of our 4th week of school. We have enjoyed football games, volleyball matches, and many co-curricular activities already. We have also taken our 2017-2018 school photographs looking very sharp and happy. In the coming weeks, we look forward to many more things happening here at Sunset including Bus Safety instruction for our bus-riders, a Fire Safety assembly with our local fire-fighters and Red Ribbon Week where our students can commit to being drug-free and healthy.

On Wednesday, October 11, the Fire Station House on Elrod in Coos Bay will be hosting an open house from 5PM-7PM in celebration of Fire Prevention Week. All community members are welcome.

At this point in our school year, we have over 300 Sunset students with 100% attendance! I am so proud of all of our students who come to school every day and thankful to the families who make school a priority.

With appreciation,

“Shelly the Shark” McKnight, Principal







An update about lunchtime service to students.

Hello parents and families,

I would like to take a moment to address some concerns that you may have over our new lunchtime seating. Our intent is to build more classroom comradery through friendships and some friendly competition. Our goal is to feed all 430 students within an allotted amount of time with seating for all and for all to feel included. We have new children who now can sit with others that are familiar, and returning children who felt excluded from certain tables last year, feeling welcome. I hope that you give our new arrangement a chance.

Thank you. Mrs. McKnight


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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

Click for Writing Hints

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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