Schools to Remain Open if Buses Can Run - National Weather Service Weather Warning 2/28/2024
Dear parents and guardians,
The National Weather Service has issued a WINTER STORM WARNING effective from Thursday, February 29, at 4 AM, until Sunday, March 3, at 4 AM. They anticipate heavy rains, snow/hail, and strong southwest winds of 20 to 35 mph, with gusts to exceed 70 mph, affecting areas throughout Del Norte County.
Ensuring the safety and health of our students is our utmost priority. The upcoming weather forecast predicts conditions that pose significant challenges, including the risk of downed trees and power lines, which may lead to widespread power outages. Additionally, travel might become difficult due to potential landslides and icy roads. Please review how these forecasted conditions may affect school operations on Thursday, February 29th, and Friday, March 1st:
Schools Will Remain Open if Buses Can Run: Schools will continue operations provided buses can safely run and meals can be prepared for students. In the event of hazardous road conditions, specific bus routes may be canceled. We are closely monitoring the situation and will assess the weather and road conditions early in the morning at 5:00 AM. For students residing in Gasquet and Klamath, adverse weather may lead to sending students home earlier than scheduled to ensure their safety if weather conditions worsen throughout the day. Should the situation arise, we will inform parents promptly, and arrangements will be made for students to be dropped off at either Mountain School (for Gasquet students) or Margaret Keating School (for Klamath students), where they will remain under supervision until picked up by a parent or guardian.
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. If necessary, we will send emails, text messages and make phone calls to provide information on the status of school operations. If school needs to be canceled, communications will go out at 5:30 AM in the morning. Please take a moment and confirm your child’s contact information is up to date by contacting the school office.
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.
Preparing for School Attendance: Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the weather conditions.
We appreciate your understanding and support as we address the challenges presented by these weather conditions. Rest assured, we are diligently working with Caltrans, the California Highway Patrol, our local Office of Emergency Services, and the National Weather Service to assess the situation and ensure the safety and well-being of both our students and staff in all decisions made.
Power Outage Update 01/31/2024 @ 10:15am
Pacific Power has restored power to all our schools, the school day will continue as normal.
Degrees and Certifications:
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;
*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