Howling Coyote


Important Dates:

September 28: PTC Carnival Committee Meeting 6:00pm (Library)

October 11: PTC Meeting 6:30pm (Library)

October 14: PTC Fall Carnival 5:30pm

October 21: School Panoramic Picture

October 27: PTC Coyote Night Out @ Blaze Pizza

October 28: Costume Parade

October 31: NO SCHOOL- Staff Development Day

Bell Schedule

2022-23 District Calendar

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What's Up Coyotes! #2 (tk-3)

What's Up Coyote

Here is the next edition of Mr. Haviland's 5th grade class video that brings updates and information to the school/community. The kids decided to name their broadcast: What's Up Coyotes! (A spinoff of What's Up Whitney). Thank you to The Stadium Productions!
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Fall Carnival is on October 14th! Tickets are on sale now!!

The Fall Carnival is coming back this year and we couldn’t be more excited!

Pre-sale for wristbands and food tickets is now available. Look for the form in your child’s backpack (see above). Pre-sale ends October 11th.

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REMINDER: SRES is a Closed Campus...Visitors Must Sign In!

To ensure the continued safety of everyone at Sunset Ranch, all visitors (even just at drop off and pick up), including cleared volunteers, must sign in at the school office prior to entering campus.

We appreciate you adhering to this policy and for helping us keep our Coyotes safe!

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RUSD Employee Recognition- Miss Spurr

Miss Shelby Spurr, our Speech and Language Pathologist here at SRES, was recognized at the RUSD Board Meeting this past week as an employee who goes above and beyond! Not only does she help our students develop the crucial skills of communication, she also is busy meeting with parents and our SPED team, completing hours of assessments, and developing numerous reinforcements; she can also be found working alongside a teacher who may need an extra pair of hands or a student who needs a caring, listening ear. She works well beyond her set hours, and does not miss a beat if ever asked to assist with anything, at any time, for any reason.

Shelby has helped our site to implement a variety of social-emotional supports. She actively serves as a contributing member of our PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports) Tier 2 team. She sets up her popular “lunch bunches” to include students who need that extra connection, and even stays after school to entertain students whose parents may be running late and who might otherwise feel uncomfortable and worried.

She cares deeply for ALL students, ALL staff, and ALL families in our Sunset Ranch Community. Sunset Ranch is better because of her gifts and her willingness to serve in all capacities. She is truly a guardian angel over our school!

CalKids Savings Program

The State of California has launched the California Kids Investment and Development Savings Program (CalKIDS). CalKIDS gives children in California a jump start on saving for college or career training. CalKIDS accounts are being automatically generated for:

  • Children born in California on or after July 1, 2022; or

  • Any eligible low-income student, English learner, foster youth or student living in homelessness who attended public school for grades 1-12 in California during the 2021-22 school year and 1st grade students each year thereafter (beginning with the 2022-23 school year).

All participants receive a seed deposit between $500 to $1,500 in a CalKIDS account to help pay for future education after high school.

Families of eligible RUSD students will receive a notification letter from CalKIDS with information about their account. This letter will have directions for signing-into your account.

Families can also go directly to the CalKIDS registration website and enter your child’s Statewide Student Identifier (SSID) which is found in your child’s Aeries parent portal. Directions for accessing your child’s Aeries Parent Portal are found here. Call 916-630-3306 with any questions.

Additional information can be found on the linked flyers below, on the CalKIDS website, and will be sent from RUSD to each qualifying family. CalKIDS Program Flyers: English / Spanish

Family Night and Food Trucks at SRES- So much Fun!

Thank you to all our families who came out to shop, connect, and enjoy the food! It was a successful night for our library!

A huge thank you to Mrs. Bigley and Mrs. Ligas for running our SRES Book Fair Family Night and to our PTC for bringing in the food trucks!

Car Wash was a Big Success!

Thank you to our 6th grade coyotes and our SRES community for helping us raise of $450 for our school garden.
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PIZZA, PIZZA! Science Camp Fundraiser

Get ready for some pizza! Our 6th Grade students are selling Little Caesars pizza kits to help with the cost of Science Camp.

Each kit has everything you need to make 2 delicious pizzas and will be delivered directly to your home by FedEx.

Please scan the QR code above and buy a Pizza Kit, or 2, today!

All proceeds will go to reduce the cost of camp for everyone.

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SRES School Site Council- Taking Nominations Now!

Partnering with you is a top priority for the success of our students and school. Therefore, Sunset Ranch is in the process of nominating and electing four new members to the School Site Council (SSC) for the 2022-2023 school year with a 2-year term commitment. The purpose of the SSC is to develop and approve the School Plan for Student Achievement; which is a comprehensive plan designed to improve the effectiveness of the school program and is in alignment with our Strategic Plan. The SSC also supplies input on the Safety Plan and RUSD Local Control Accountability Plan. In order to accomplish these tasks, the SSC meets four times a year to assess student needs, develop and approve the plans, and monitor progress.

The selection of members is a two-part process. First, the nomination process will be open now through September 30th at 4 p.m. Please submit your name and information in this FORM to self-nominate or nominate someone other than yourself. The school site will contact each nominee prior to placing names on the ballot for an election. Second, the election process will be open from October 3rd through October 10th. At that time, another email will be sent for voting. The nominee with the highest number of votes will be elected to the SSC for a 2-year term commitment.

SSC meetings are 3:10 - 4:30 p.m. on 11/28/22, 2/13/23, and 4/24/22 at Sunset Ranch in the Administration Building Conference Room. And new members will attend a district training on October 17th at 3:00pm.

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Kircher at

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PTC Meeting, Sponsors & Upcoming Events

  • Join the email list to be informed on what's going on with the PTC. Sign-up Here!
  • Make sure you mark your calendars for their upcoming events this year (see above)!
  • Become a corporate sponsor!
  • Click on link below to the Sunset Ranch PTC website and bookmark it to stay up-to-date!

Afterschool STEM Enrichment Classes by INTELLIBRICKS-Sign Up Now!

Classes begin on Wednesday, September 28th from 3:10-4:40pm in Room 24 . Click here for all the details and visit Intellibricks to register online.
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Order Your Yearbook ONLINE NOW!

The SRES 2022-2023 Yearbook is on sale now! Yearbooks are $25.00 (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: 13231223

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

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Welcome back to school for the 2022-23 school year. During the upcoming year, MEALS WILL BE FREE FOR ALL STUDENTS!

Although meals are free, we still need families to complete the Federal Meal Application to direct your State and Federal tax dollars to RUSD. This funding is used to provide counselors, intervention and tutoring programs, mental health and behavioral supports, full day TK and Kindergarten programs, and more. Please take a moment to complete the application online at the link here.

SRES School Handbook

SRES 22-23 Handbook