Howling Coyote


Important Dates:

April 27: PTC Skate Night 5:30pm (Roller King)

May 2: PTC Parent Picnic

May 6: PTC Spring Dance

May 10: PTC Meeting 7:00pm (Library)

May 12: Minimum Day- OPEN HOUSE (5:30pm-7:00pm)

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Welcome Principal Kircher to SRES!

It is an honor to announce that on Wednesday night the RUSD Board of Trustees unanimously selected Mrs. Lori Kircher as the next principal at Sunset Ranch. As you know Mrs. Kircher currently serves as our Assistant/Interim Principal and has done an outstanding job of serving students, families, staff, and the community. Under her leadership, all will continue to thrive and flourish.

Can you help?? Backpack Hooks Part 2

The Sunset Ranch PTC and Placer Valley Sunrise Rotary Club have partnered on a backpack hook project for all of our classrooms and we would like to thank all who helped on Part 1 of installation on April 12th.

We have Part 2 planned for May 19th at 4:00pm and could use the help of about 15 people once again. If you are available and willing, please let us know by signing up HERE.

Thank you so much!

Class Placement - 2022/2023 School Year

As we near the end of the school year and consider class placements for 2022/2023, we want to ensure you have information regarding the process. Please understand that a great deal of time, energy, and professional judgment goes into the placement of each and every student.

Factors that we consider while building “balanced” classes include the following:

  • Combinations of students that create the strongest learning environment possible (for all students, not just a few)

  • Close to an equal number of boys and girls

  • Student personality, behavior, and special needs

  • Individual learning styles

Therefore, we are not accepting specific teacher requests. However, if you would like to provide input that would help us with class placement without making specific teacher requests, please complete and submit this Parent Input Form no later than Friday, May 6. Any information you provide regarding your student’s learning style, personality, behavior, and/or special needs is valued and will be noted.

Staff will use their professional and in-depth knowledge of your child as a learner and student to develop well-balanced classes that reflect the Sunset Ranch Learning Community.

When you have completed the annual Data Confirmation in the Aeries Parent Portal, teacher assignments can be accessed there prior to the first day of school as in the past.

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PTC Skate Night- Wednesday at Roller King

Join us at Roller King in Roseville for this fun event on Wednesday, April 27th and bring your friends! $10 per skater and $2 if you need a safety scooter. Snack Bar will be open to purchase food and drinks.


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PTC Parent Picnic- May 2nd

Get those picnic baskets and blankets ready and stay tuned for more information on how to reserve your ticket!
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PTC Spring Dance- May 6th

Flyers will be coming home with your students today. Please return your orders to the office by the due dates.

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

SRES Garden Fundraiser: Sunflower Seed Packets

Ms. Smith's and Mrs. Maloney's classes (Little/Big Buddies) are joining together to raise money for the SRES Garden. They will be selling Sunflower Seed packets for $1.00 each after school all next week (4/4/22-4/8/22) and the week we return from break (4/19/22-4/22/22). Way to go Coyotes!
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This month we are talking about Responsibility!

The dictionary talks about Responsibility in a few ways: duty, accountability, and the independence to make decisions. We are using a slightly different definition at school:

Responsibility: to take action and understand how our choices affect others, ourselves, and the world.

Every day we make choices and take actions. Being responsible means we know how those choices impact all people and things involved! Sometimes we get to choose what we are responsible for, sometimes we earn new privileges through consistent and healthy choices, and sometimes we are responsible for things simply because we are a part of a community (and we all have to do our part!).

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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

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.