Howling Coyote


Important Dates:

February 14-March 4: Bucks for Blood Fundraiser

February 18: End of 2nd Trimester

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

February 28: Minimum Day- Conference/Grade Prep

March 7-11: Minimum Day- Conferences

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Buck for Blood Cancer

Our Student Council, Leaders of the Pack, is organizing a "Bucks for Blood Cancer" fundraiser benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Students can bring in bills or coins to donate to the cause between Monday, 2/14 to Friday, 3/4.
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Spring Conferences

Spring Conferences are coming up! A letter will be sent out to all families next week with directions for the Online Scheduler. Teachers will also be communicating regarding this, as some will be scheduling using a different format.

Spring Parent Teacher Conferences start on Monday, March 7th and run through Friday, March 11th.
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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 14, 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 Maya Angelou, a writer, poet, performer, and teacher. Ms. Angelou said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Tuesday, February 15, 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 Jackie Robinson, the first Black American Major League Baseball player who courageously challenged racial segregation during the 1940s. Jackie Robinson played for the then-Brooklyn Dodgers and said, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on others lives.”

Wednesday, February 16, 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 first black millionaire in the country, Ms. Madam C.J. Walker. She also was a black female entrepreneur who inspired many with her financial independence, business acumen, philanthropy and said, “Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.“

Thursday, February 17, 2022:

Today for Black History Month, we recognize Robert Smalls, an individual who escaped slavery after captaining a ship through Confederate waters to the Union fleet during the Civil War. This brought President Abraham Lincoln to allow Black service members into the Union Army. He was also a first-generation Black politician who said, “My race needs no special defense, for the past history of them in this country proves them to be the equal of any people anywhere. All they need is an equal chance in the battle of life.”

Friday, February 18, 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 Bessie Coleman, the first Black woman and first Native American to hold a pilot's license. While Bessie Coleman is known for flying stunts and doing aerial tricks, she also is known for saying, “It’s when we forget ourselves that we accomplish tasks that are most likely to be remembered.”

Monday, February 20 - Friday, February 25, 2022 - No School Monday, February 7, 2022:

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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. Please come by the office anytime during office hours (7:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m). If you are not sure you have a device ready, please call the office and we will let you know.

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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.