Howling Coyote


Important Dates:

January 17: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day NO SCHOOL

January 17: MLK Celebration -Johnson Springview Park 10:00am

January 18: 2022-2023 TK Virtual Information Meeting for 6:00pm

January 25: 2022-2023 Kinder Virtual Information Meeting for 6:00pm

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day- NO SCHOOL MONDAY, JAN. 17th...Message from our Leaders of the Pack

"This is the Leaders of the Pack coming to you to talk about an amazing person in history~Martin Luther King Jr., also known as MLK, Jr.

On Monday, January 17th, we will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It is a wonderful holiday, not only because we don’t have school, but also because of the man we are celebrating. MLK Jr. was a big help to our society because he had a dream that people of all backgrounds could be friends, co-workers, and neighbors.

Martin Luther King Jr. was a young man who was treated unfairly, so he made it his life-mission to peacefully end segregation and counter prejudice. Back in the 1950’s they had segregation rules which meant people were separated by skin color. For example, there were separate bathrooms, schools, and water fountains. That sounds awful!

Here at Sunset Ranch, we honor MLK Jr.’s dream in many ways. We are kind, respectful, and cooperative. Look around our campus and you will see people with many differences. As we reflect on MLK’s efforts, we are grateful that we are here together.

There are many ways we can be more like MLK Jr. in our everyday life! First, simply be kind and respectful to everyone around you! Read some books and learn about people who are different from you! Another simple way to carry on Martin Luther King’s legacy is to be inclusive. Whether it’s at school or your neighborhood park, always include people who want to play, no matter their race, gender, religion, or ethnicity.

All in all, Martin Luther King Jr. was an American hero whom we honor on January 17th. You may think a hero wears a cape and has special abilities but some don't. Martin Luther King Jr did not wear a cape, but as you know, he was a hero to many. We hope that you will be inspired by him and think about what legacy you would like to leave. Remember, whether it's this year or 50 years from now, a legacy lives throughout history."

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TK/K Registration Opens on January 18th for the 2022-23 School Year

Register Online Here and Sign Up for the following Virtual Information Meetings:

TK: Tuesday, Jan. 18th 6-7:00pm

Kinder: Tuesday, Jan. 25th 6-7:00pm

RUSD Parent/Guardian Survey

Please be sure to complete this important survey by January 24, 2022, if you have not already done so.

Parent/Guardian Survey -

Thank you!!!

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WHS Youth Dance Clinic- Jan. 22nd

Whitney High School Dance Team is offering a Youth Dance Clinic on January 22nd from 9:00-12:30pm at WHS. See flyer above and register here
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SRES Garden Fundraiser: Flower Power

Our students are the top priority at Sunset Ranch Elementary. Every year we strive to bring the best in academic and extracurricular activities to our Coyotes with your support. We are very pleased to launch a unique fundraiser by Flower Power, which offers high-quality bulbs, seeds, and berries. Not only are they great for you, but they also make terrific gifts. 50% of the proceeds will go to fund a variety of programs such as the garden, the library, Pawsitive rewards, and so on. This is a great opportunity to support our school and brighten your world with flowers at the same time.

Click the link below to order for direct delivery to your home. Thank you!

Flower Power website

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Supporting Students- Virtual Wellness Workshops

The following virtual Social Work Specialist Workshop is being provided by our Wellness Team:

- Emotional Regulation (Primary Students) - February 1st, 2022 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm via zoom

Click here for the zoom meeting link.

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Respect for PurposeFull Families

During the month of January, SRES will be focusing on RESPECT. Please see the letters below for your student grade level to continue the learning at home with some great conversation starters, books to read, activities to pursue, and some challenges.

Respect for TK-2 (En Espanol)

Respect for 3-6 (En Espanol)

Family PurposeFull Pursuit: A Recipe for Respect

To show Respect for diversity and to celebrate other cultures and their customs, research a traditional recipe for your family to try from your own culture or from another culture that you know exists in your community. Make that dish and share with your family about its background and its significance.

CDE Partnership with Renaissance Learning Provides Gift of Literacy this Winter!

As part of State Superintendent Tony Thurmond's literacy initiative to get all California students to read by third grade by 2026, the California Department of Education (CDE) has partnered with Renaissance Learning, Inc. to ensure that every student can access thousands of reading resources from December 1, 2021, to January 31, 2022. The myON digital library and news articles in multiple languages can be accessed for FREE by all pre-K to grade 12 students in California. All books downloaded during the two months are able to be read offline. Schools are asked to provide the access code to unlock these free resources for students and families. Please use the Family Letter Templates to share this news, login code, and message with families in your school communities: Renaissance Learning Family Letter-English; Renaissance Learning Family Letter-Spanish. Learn more in this recent Letter from Superintendent Thurmond.

Safety Reminders

Safety at SRES is the highest priority. Please note the following:

  • Pull up to the curb when picking up students or better yet park in the neighborhood and walk to the outskirts of campus to meet your student(s).
  • Be sure to buckle up for safety. Golf carts can be dangerous. Please use seatbelts and/or car seats according to vehicle code.
  • Visitors are not allowed on campus. If you need anything be sure to go directly to the office.
  • The disabled parking spaces and crosshatched zones are for authorized vehicles only. Please respect this at all times.

COVID Protocols/Testing- *Updated Guidance*

RUSD will advise staff and students with symptoms of COVID-19 to stay home regardless of vaccination status. You must have a negative test result in order to return to school. Symptoms include:



-Nausea or Vomiting


-Muscle or Body Aches


-New Loss of Taste of Smell

-Sore Throat

-Congestion or Runny Nose



On December 30, 2021, CDPH updated its guidance and reduced the isolation requirement for individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19 to five days if symptoms have resolved and they test negative on day five. Similarly, quarantine due to exposure to a positive case has been reduced to five days with a negative test. Additionally, all adults and students will continue to wear face coverings when indoors on all school campuses, regardless of their vaccination status.

Also, the results of At-Home Tests (Rapid Antigen tests recommended) may be utilized to clear persons to return to school in the updated scenarios above. RUSD required the submittance of an At-Home Test Validation Form and along with a photo of the result.

For more information on RUSD Health Guidance please visit COVID Resources.

If you need to get a COVID-19 test, please see our Testing Resources

Please see the information below from the CDC, Your Guide to Masks.

Pura Vida Bracelet Fundraiser- UPDATE

Unfortunately, our shipment of Pura Vida bracelets are delayed since they are coming from Costa Rica. They are currently on a container ship off the port in Southern California and will be fulfilled until after we return from break. Our students will be selling them after school then as well. Stay tuned....

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The SRES 2021-2022 Yearbook is on sale now! Yearbooks are $20.00 (upgrades available for an additional cost) and we are accepting online orders only at this time. Please visit Lifetouch Yearbook now to order your copy today! Yearbook ID Code: 13231222

** Keep and eye out for the flyer coming home with your students! **

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Chromebook Update

Those of you who filled out the form to receive a Chromebook through the RUSD Emergency Connectivity Fund should be receiving their new device around Thanksgiving. We have over 150 students taking advantage of this opportunity! Stay tuned for more details....

And it is still not too late....our District was awarded another grant and we are able to offer many more to students who need them. (This program is not income based, students and families are eligible based on their need for connectivity.)

If you checked one out for your student(s) last year, and you have not yet applied, you should complete this form today to see if you qualify! We encourage all families to apply for this program.

If you have any questions, call our Technology Department at 916-672-3600. .