Howling Coyote


Important Dates:

February 8: PTC Meeting- Library @ 7:00pm

February 18: End of 2nd Trimester

February 21-25: NO SCHOOL- President's Week

February 28: Minimum Day- Conference/Grade Prep

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Health Aide Appreciation Day

We celebrated our amazing Health Aide, Mrs. Molinaro, last week with her own special appreciation day! Thank you for all you do to keep our students and staff safe! Our Coyotes love you!
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Project Positive & Kindness in Full Swing at SRES

Students are spreading kindness and positivity around campus!


Lots of things happening at SRES for our Schoolwide PBIS Program:

  • Students exchanged their Golden Pawsitives for a ticket to participate in our Snowball Fight Event last Friday.
  • Students used their Golden Pawsitives to enter our Midyear Drawing last Thursday for Prizes (generously donated by our wonderful community) and we had 14 winners!
  • Students participated in our Winter PBIS Refresh, where they rotated through stations with Principal Patterson and our Leaders of the Pack to review the playground expectations. Our Coyote C.A.N. (Cooperate, Are Safe, Never Give Up)
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Installation has begun on our Backpack Hooks at SRES

Thank you to the Placer Valley Sunrise Rotary Club and our SRES PTC for the backpack hook project! We are so excited!!
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February is Black History Month

We will be sharing daily quotes from individuals who made a significant impact in American History during our morning announcements this week:

Monday, February 7, 2022:

February is Black History Month. Each school day, we will recognize an individual who made a significant impact in American History. Today we recognize Rosa Parks, a Civil Rights activist who refused to move from her seat on a public bus that started the Montgomery bus boycott in Alabama, a significant piece of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Rosa Parks said, “You must never be fearful about what you are doing when it is right.”

Tuesday, February 8, 2022:

February is Black History Month. Each school day, we will recognize an individual who made a significant impact in American History. Today we recognize the late Colin Powell, the first Black Secretary of State, and Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff and an Army General. He said, “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”

Wednesday, February 9, 2022:

February is Black History Month. Each school day, we will recognize an individual who made a significant impact in American History. Today we recognize Katherine Johnson, a mathematician and aerospace technologist who calculated trajectories by hand for NASA in the 1960s and overcame racial and gender barriers. She said, “Take all the courses in your curriculum. Do the research. Ask questions. Find someone doing what you are interested in! Be Curious!” Katherine Johnson’s story was showcased in the movie Hidden Figures.

Thursday, February 10, 2022:

February is Black History Month. Each school day, we will recognize an individual who made a significant impact in American History. Today we recognize Yvette Clark, a Congress Woman who said, “We must never forget that Black History is American History. The achievements of African Americans have contributed to our nation’s greatness.”

Friday, February 11, 2022:

February is Black History Month. Each school day, we will recognize an individual who made a significant impact in American History. Today we recognize Booker T. Washington, an American educator and an influential speaker during the 19th Century who also founded what is now known as the Tuskegee University. Booker T. Washington said, “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”

Possible Discussion Starters:

  • What do you think of this quote? What does it mean to you? What is the author’s message?

  • How have _[name]__’s accomplishments positively impacted U.S. history?

  • What can we learn from this individual’s experiences and/or accomplishments?

  • How does this person’s legacy continue today?

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KINDNESS for PurposeFull Families

This month we’re talking about the beautiful character trait of Kindness. The dictionary defines it as: “the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate.” But it is so much more than that!

The definition we are using in class is:

Kindness: the choice to act with words, gifts, or actions to bring appreciation, positivity, and encouragement to others and yourself.

Family PurposeFull Pursuit: Conversation Starters

  • What does Kindness look like in our home? What does it look like in our neighborhood? What does Kindness look like in our extended family, our faith or spiritual practices, our community centers, our sports teams, etc.?
  • Why is it important to show Kindness to people who aren’t kind to you?
  • What acts of Kindness have others shown you lately and how did you respond? How did it make you feel? How does random acts of Kindness help you grow?

Chromebook Update- Devices are at SRES. Please pick up!

We have received our first round of new devices from our District ECF Chromebook Program. If you were unable to pick up your device this week, please come by the office anytime during office hours (7:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m).

You should have received an email already if you have been approved to pick up your student's device during Phase 1.

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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

The deadline to order online and customize the yearbook for your student is APRIL 1. ORDER TODAY.

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

Click Here for all Registration Information! Contact the office if you have any questions.
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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

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.