Howling Coyote


Important Dates:

May 24 & 25- SRES Dance Show 6:00pm

May 30: NO SCHOOL- Memorial Day

June 1: 6th Grade Promotion (Details Below)

June 1: PTC Yearbook Signing Party (During School Hours)

June 2: Minimum Day- Last Day of School

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Congrats to Mrs. Hartman- 2021-22 TEACHER WHO MAKES A DIFFERENCE!

Mrs. Hartman has served at Sunset Ranch for 3 years in various roles including Educational Specialist and TK/Kindergarten Teacher. It is easy to see that she is an exemplary teacher in all domains, however, her ability to teach students to read and love it is commendable. In addition, Jill has taken a leadership role in the implementation of interventions and supports while serving on our PBIS Tier 2 team. She has even co-coordinated the schoolwide walking club. It is a privilege to honor Mrs. Hartman as she truly makes a difference in the lives of those she serves.

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We celebrated several of our amazing SRES staff members on Thursday at the RUSD 26th Annual Employee Recognition Reception.


Mrs. Nottoli- Retirement

Mrs. Nottoli has faithfully served the students of Rocklin Unified for 20 years and most recently at Sunset Ranch in grades 2-4th grade. Janet demonstrates kindness and compassion for all students, families, and staff alike. Janet served as a teacher leader on the PBIS Tier I team and many other capacities. She is a respected educator who has had a positive impact on the lives of so many. She will always be part of the Sunset Ranch family.

Mrs. Winter- Sunset Ranch Site Employee of the Year

Mrs. Daughters- RUSD Paraprofessional Employee of the Year

Mrs. Molinaro- RUSD Health Professional of the Year

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SRES Dance Show "At the Movies" May 24-25th 6:00pm - REMINDERS!


  • Final ticket sales will be on Monday, May23rd in the office and will NOT be available for purchase the night of performance.
  • The show will be outside on the grass field (bug life included), so please bring your own chairs, as no chairs will be provided.
  • No umbrellas or EZ-ups will be allowed, as they would impede the show's view.
  • We ask that you stay for the whole performance, however if there are special circumstances in which you need to leave early, please make sure to sit near the back in order to minimalize the disruption.
  • All students will need to be picked up at their classrooms, promptly at the conclusion of the performance. Please plan accordingly.


Some important reminders:

Cell phones:

Cell phones and other electronic signaling devices must be off during school hours. If your child needs to contact you during school hours, please remind them to come to front office to call.


Keep safe and please wear a helmet! According to CA State Law- anyone under the age of 18 must wear one.

Pick up:

Spring is in the air and afterschool time can get hectic if students are unsupervised. Dismissal is at 2:20 and there is no supervision provided after dismissal. Please do your best to pick your child up at dismissal time; or if they are walking home, please encourage them to head straight home after dismissal. We always want them to be safe and to make good choices.

Dress Code:

▪ The following shoes are not allowed in PE: sandals; boots, including Uggs; shoes with wheels or rollers; soft shoes with no support, such as Toms, slippers, and shoes with separated toes; and shoes with uneven or abnormal sole thickness, such as Shape Ups.

▪ Clothes shall be sufficient to conceal undergarments at all times. See-through or fish-net fabrics, halter tops, off-the-shoulder or low-cut tops, tank tops, torn off sleeves, bare midriffs, and skirts or shorts shorter than mid-thigh are prohibited.

Chromebooks Due Back by Friday, May 27th

If your student checked out a Chromebook from SRES (not an ECF device), it must be returned to the office on of before Friday, May 27th. An email will be going out on Monday to parents of students who have borrowed a device.

Fentanyl Awareness Day

In recognition of the inaugural National Fentanyl Awareness Day, Placer County Health and Human Services announced the launch of 1 Pill Can Kill Placer’s “Teen Social Share Challenge” – a three-week challenge for high school students in Placer County. The program’s goal is to address the increasing local fentanyl poisoning crisis through peer-to-peer social media sharing.

The social share challenge is a chance for students to have an impact on their peers, and spread awareness about lethal fentanyl lurking in fake prescription pills often bought through social media.

Beginning Monday, May 16, 2022, students can visit each week to answer three quick questions aimed to educate them about fentanyl poisoning. They will then have access to a social media graphic or video with post copy to download and share on their own social media channels using the hashtag #1PillCanKillPlacer.

By completing a quiz, students will be entered for the chance to win a $100 Visa gift card. They will then have the opportunity to post on their social media pages for chances to win a $500 Visa gift card. Each week’s new quiz and social content will count as additional entries. If students participate in all three weeks and keep the social posts up for the duration of the challenge, they will be given two bonus entries for a $500 Visa gift card. The last day to participate will be Sunday, June 5, at 11:59 p.m. Winners will be contacted and posted on the campaign website by Friday, June 10. For complete contest rules and restrictions, visit

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is cheap to produce, difficult to detect and extremely powerful. Most illicit fentanyl is being smuggled into the United States from China and Mexico. Black market dealers are manufacturing fake pills made of fentanyl – or “fentapills” – made to look like Percocet, Oxycodone or Xanax, and selling these pills to unsuspecting customers through social media and money transfer apps. It takes only 2 milligrams of fentanyl to be considered a lethal dose.

Partners of the broader 1 Pill Can Kill Placer campaign include: Placer County District Attorney's Office, Placer County Sheriff's Office, Placer County Health and Human Services, Placer County Office of Education, Placer County Probation, Placer Community Foundation, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, Granite Wellness Centers, Raising Placer, Placer-Nevada Rx Drug Safety Coalition, Tahoe Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence, and the Gateway Mountain Center.

Visa gift cards for the effort are provided by Placer Community Foundation, a philanthropic nonprofit serving the region.

If you would like printed materials or have places you would like to post information then please fill out the following survey.

6th Grade Celebration- June 1st

SRES will be celebrating our 6th grade students on Wednesday, June 1st with an in-person event held on campus. Each student will be able to invite up to 4 guests to attend. Tickets will be sent home with students on Friday, May 27th.

The schedule below was previously messaged out to families:

Beardsley/ Vaughen 7:45am

Romero/ Smith 9:00 am

Prior to Celebration:

  • Students and guests meet at the front of the school to take a picture with their pinwheel. Students will take pinwheels home after school.

  • Students and guests will enter through the front of the Multipurpose room and tickets will be collected.

  • Students will stand and guests will be seated in provided chairs.


  • Pledge of Allegiance

  • Principal Message

  • Student Representative Message (teacher selected based on established criteria)

  • Student Certificates

After Celebration:

  • Students and families will exit through the back door of the Multipurpose room, outside through the balloon arches to take a photo(s).

  • Families can enjoy snacks and refreshments provided.

  • Students will then return to class and families can exit off campus through the side gate located by the basketball courts.

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For the month of MAY we are talking about Cooperation! Cooperation is about assistance and support, about collaboration and teamwork. It is a necessary tool in our toolbox for creating a community that cares for one another. Here is the definition we are using:

Cooperation: Working together and helping others.

A lot of messaging in our world would suggest that “doing it on your own” is a measure of success. And while independence is important, we must develop skills to work alongside one another and create things, together, that are better than anything we could create on our own. Successful people know when and how to ask for help and are generous in giving it out when they have something to offer! Cooperation requires great communication, self-awareness, and the ability to step up (or step back) when the time is right to best support whatever group you are working with. Over the course of the month, we will be creative in teams, accomplish amazing things side by side, and learn about what it means to do meaningful, PurposeFull work together.

Activity at Home:

Play the classic cooperative catch game as a family! Choose an object to toss back and forth. Use a water balloon if you are feeling brave or keep it simple with a beanbag. Stand across from your partner with your toes about one foot apart. One partner tosses the object to the other partner. Each time the object is caught, the partners take one step backwards to create a larger gap. The thrower and the catcher must work cooperatively to be successful! See how you can improve your communication and score (distance) over the course of the month.

Allergy Season is Here- Medical Waiver Info

With Springtime allergy season upon us, students are experiencing many allergy symtpoms that mimic Covid-related symptoms. Unfortunatley, if a child exhibits any reported symptom below, even just from allergies, RUSD will advise students to stay home, regardless of vaccination status. After reporting ANY symptoms from the following list, students must have a negative test result in order to return to school:



-Nausea or Vomiting


-Muscle or Body Aches


-New Loss of Taste of Smell

-Sore Throat

-Congestion or Runny Nose


Luckily, if your student has a history of seasonal allergies and has symptoms (congestion, runny nose, etc), RUSD has a medical waiver available. Once signed by a physician, the medical waiver can be kept on file for your student. If a student has a symptom that is excused by the waiver, a covid test will not be required in order to return to school. RUSD Medical Waiver

If you have any questions please contact our health aide, Rosie Molinaro at

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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

SRES Garden Fundraiser: Flower Power LAST DAY TO ORDER IS MAY 15th

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

Registration is Open for the 2022-23 School Year

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