Sunset High

"Equipping Students for Success"


  • Power Outage Update 01/31/2024 @ 10:15am

    Pacific Power has restored power to all our schools, the school day will continue as normal.

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  • National Weather Service Weather Warning 1/30/2024

    Dear Parents and Guardians,


    As you may be aware, the National Weather Service has issued a HIGH WIND & RAIN WARNING effective from 7 PM this evening until 1 PM PST Wednesday. They anticipate strong southeast winds of 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 55 mph, particularly affecting Coast Del Norte County.


    Our primary concern is the safety and well-being of students. Given the forecasted conditions, which may include downed trees and power lines leading to widespread power outages and potentially challenging travel conditions, we want to inform you about the impact on school operations.


    1. Schools Will Remain Open if Buses Can Run: Schools will be open as long as buses are able to operate safely and food can be prepared for students. We are closely monitoring the situation and will assess the weather and road conditions early in the morning.
    2. Communication in Case of Power Outages: In the event of a power outage, please stay informed by listening to KCRE 94.3 FM radio for up-to-date information. Additionally, if necessary, we will send emails, text messages and make phone calls to provide information on the status of school operations.
    3. Road Closures: In the morning, please drive safely and allow more time to travel. If you’re unable to take your children to their usual school due to road closures, please inform their school immediately and seek guidance from the school office on alternative arrangements. If alternative arrangements cannot be made, your children will be eligible for an excused absence due to hazardous driving conditions.
    4. Preparing for School Attendance: Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather conditions.


    Thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we navigate these challenging weather conditions. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and make decisions with the safety and well-being of our students and staff in mind.


    Stay safe and warm,

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Mr. Tony Fabricius

Dear Sunset Students,

Welcome to Sunset High School, a student-centered high school based on mutual respect that supports our pupils’ educational needs, fosters high expectations, and promotes academic achievement.  This is seen through the following avenues:

            *Smaller, direct instruction classes;

            *Opportunities for hands-on learning;

            *Independent Study;

            *Targeted Tutoring;

*Participation in school-wide programs such as our Experiential Learning Adventures, which includes an on-campus Redwood interpretative trail, hosting 3rd and 5th graders from around Del Norte County to discover our local wonders.

At Sunset High School, we teach students, NOT SUBJECTS.  Student learning is our main focus. We ask our students, “what are you learning?”, not “what are you doing?”  It is our priority to provide students with skills and resources that will enable you to continue your education through life, college, trade schools, or the armed services.

Sunset High School is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Our Motto is “Pride in School---Pride in Self”, and we have only 3 rules:  Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible.  All of our actions and conduct, both for students and staff, can be addressed by those 3 rules.  Sunset High School has an incredible reputation for having pride and passion for our unique school, but more importantly, pride and passion for the people and relationships that are built here.  There is one very important factor that is essential to your whole outlook on education and life, and that one factor is YOU!  

One of the most important lessons that you will take away from here is that you are responsible for all of your decisions, actions, and behaviors.  Your true character emerges when you’re faced with adversity.  When we acknowledge that we must not point fingers, or blame others for our misfortune, but realize that our life, our decisions, and our future direction are influenced by our own initiative, only then will we have grown.  We encourage on-going communication between our students, teachers, principal, and parents regarding any decisions and actions that will affect student achievement at Sunset High School.

At Sunset High School, each student, every day, will have opportunities to develop personal abilities, skills, potential, and a foundation for what is expected for future success in college, career, or when beginning a family of your own.  

On behalf of the staff at Sunset High School, we welcome you and hope you accept the accountability to contribute to a successful and rewarding year for yourself and our school.


Tony Fabricius, Principal

Sunset High School