Howling Coyote


Important Dates:

March 16: RUSD Board Meeting 6:30pm

March 17: St. Patrick's Day- SPRIRT DAY (Wear Green, Gold, Rainbows)

March 25: Family Movie Night 6:30pm

April 1: Deadline to order SRES Yearbook

April 5: PTC Meeting 7:00pm (Library)

April 8: Spring Picture Day

April 11-15: Spring Break NO SCHOOL

April 18: Staff Development Day NO SCHOOL

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Coyote Walking Club!

Beginning March 14, 2022, Sunset Ranch students are all invited to participate in a morning Walking Club supervised by two of our amazing teachers, Mrs. Jill Hartman and Mrs. Kelsy Patterson.

Beginning Date: Monday, March 14, 2022

Days/Times: Monday-Friday @7:30-7:40 (canceled if it rains)

Location: Basketball blacktop behind the Multipurpose Room/Cafeteria

Important Student Expectations:

  • Students do not need to sign up- they may show up on days they’d like to participate

  • Students will arrive no sooner than 7:30 am

  • Students will enter the blacktop through the gate opening near the parking lot to the rear of the cafeteria

  • Students will place their backpacks on a “PE Paw”

  • Students will walk around the blacktop walking track (marked with paw prints)

  • Students will stop walking at 7:40, get their backpacks, and will proceed directly to class

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Hustlin' Wildcats Basketball Tryouts- March 14th & 15th

Please visit the Hustlin' Wilcats website for all the details and to sign up!

Granite Oaks PTC- Meet the Parent Falcon Club on March 14th

Sume Volkoff, president of the PFC would like to extend and invitation to incoming 7th grade PTC members to stop by our Meet and Greet on Monday, March 14th from 5:00-5:45pm in the GOMS Multi-Purpose Room.

There is no commitment expected and they would love to answer any questions about the PFC. The middle school PTC's are very different from elementary schools and Granite Oaks is also fortunate in having Mr. Holmes, who is very supportive of the PFC. We welcome all levels of participation!

If you're unable to attend, feel free to contact me at:

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GOMS Parent Orientation- Incoming 7th Graders!-SAVE THE DATE

The end of the year is fast approaching and GOMS will hosting a Parent Orientation for all incoming 7th graders on Monday, March 14th at 6:00pm.

GOMS Staff will be on site at Sunset Ranch doing an orientation presentation for all of our 6th grade students on March 17th at 1:30pm.

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Thank you to those who are supporting our garden by ordering through the Flower Power fundraiser. We appreciate you! If you would like to order, please see information below!

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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Coyote Family Movie Night- March 25th

The Sunset Ranch PTC wants to invite you to a Coyote Family Movie Night on March 25th. Please head over to Sunset Ranch Elementary PTC Facebook page to cast your vote for which movie will be shown. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there!
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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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Lost and Found Reminder

Lost and Found is very full. As long as there is sun and no wind, Lost and Found will be outside every day until 7:00 pm or so this week..


The CoatBusters

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HONESTY is the focus for March!

This month we’re talking about Honesty!

The dictionary defines it as: “fairness and straightforwardness of conduct; adherence to the facts.”

The definition we are using in class is:

Honesty: living truthfully in your words and actions and thoughts!

Honesty is a lot more than just telling the truth – it is also about thinking and acting in a way that feels consistent, kind, and sincere. What do we do with honest thoughts that aren’t very nice? How do our actions in Honesty help or hurt our relationships. Over the course of the month, we will talk about people from Emily Bronte to Jackie Robinson who lived out Honesty in their words and actions. We discover new games and techniques to make us more honest competitors and more thoughtful friends. It will be a time of challenging, but rewarding conversations – thanks for being a part of them!

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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.

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 with name and test date written on plastic test case.

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.