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Attendance Line

To report your student's absence call

925 606-5230 option 20

Bell Schedule


8:30-1:30 everyday.  No stagger



8:30 am - 1:30 pm or
9:15 am - 2:15 pm
LUNCH 11:30 - 12:15

NO STAGGERING on Wednesday 
All Kindergarten students attend 8:30 am - 1:30 pm


Grades 1-5:

8:27 am          Warning Bell
8:30 am          Instruction Begins
9:45 - 10:00    1st, 2nd Recess
10:05 - 10:20   3rd, 4th Recess
10:25 - 10:40   5th Recess
11:30 - 12:15   TK, K Lunch
11:35 - 12:15   1st Lunch
12:05 - 12:45   2nd, 3rd Lunch
12:35 - 1:15     4th, 5th Lunch
2:40 pm    1st, 2nd, 3rd Dismissal
2:50 pm      4th, 5th Dismissal     


Grades K-5  
Early Dismissal 1:30pm


If you are a parent volunteer or visitor who will be chaperoning for a field trip, please sign in at the main office prior to going to the classroom. We need to make sure everyone is accounted for and safe.

Click here to access the LVJUSD online volunteer form

Kid Connection


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Welcome to Sunset Elementary School

Sunset Elementary is a transitional kindergarten through 5th grade school which serves nearly 800 students.  In addition to 29 classroom teachers we have 2 science teachers, 2 special day class teachers, and a physical education specialist. 

Sunset Elementary staff strive to create and maintain a learning environment that enables every student the opportunity to reach their highest potential academically, socially, and behaviorally.  We challenge our students with a strong academic program, offering differentiation at all grade levels.  Our goal at Sunset is to have all students aim for their highest potential and our motto is “Be Your Best in Every Way”. 

Parents are an integral part of Sunset, offering their support throughout campus.  Our morning running club, garden area, book club and art docent program are run by parent volunteers with remarkable success.  Additionally, parents regularly volunteer in their children’s classrooms as well as organize and participate in special school events.  Together we make Sunset great!

Principal's Message

Dear Sunset Families,


Toward the end of each school year, the staff at Sunset begins planning for our next school year.  We are committed to building balanced classrooms.  Research indicates achievement is higher in classrooms with healthy dynamics; therefore, we seek to build the best possible dynamics in EVERY classroom.  Classes are balanced for number of students, gender, academic levels, personality types, student behaviors, and special needs.  This is a challenging task.  As part of the process, the staff must make recommendations for student placement that best meet the needs of all the students. 

Although teachers’ styles may vary, each grade level spends significant time collaborating to make sure the same grade level standards are applied and, from class to class, each student receives a comparable education.  Teachers, administrators and specialists will follow a systematic process to ensure each child is placed in an appropriate and positive learning environment.

Parents often have a preferred teacher and teachers have families with whom they have built relationships with over the years.  However, allowing parent requests severely hampers our staff’s ability to create balanced classes.  As a result, we have a NO TEACHER REQUEST policy.  If you feel your child has a specific need we may not be aware of, please submit a short letter in writing to me explaining the special need or information pertinent to your child’s placement by May 1, 2018.  Please DO NOT INCLUDE TEACHER NAME(S) in your letter, as those that do will not be considered.


Tom Jones, Principal

Incoming TK/K



The student council has their own website!  Check it out here!

When calling in an absence please use specific reasons to describe why your child will be out such as: 

sick, vacation, personal or family issue.


Our school office will close at 2:45 on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month for Professional Development.

Before & After School Yard duty Supervisors Needed!

New Job Postings!  Click here for information!


"I think Sunset Elementary is a special place because the teachers and students are kind, caring, unique, and enthusiastic."

Ava Linhart

Student Council 5th Grade President

Upcoming Events

All Kids Are Our Kids

The Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District affirms its unwavering commitment to support all students. The District mission - Each student will graduate with the skills needed to contribute and thrive in a changing world - is a promise to each student in our District.


Read the affirmation, All Kids Are Our Kids: Affirmation of a Safe, Supportive, and Respectful School District  (Spanish version)


Read the FAQs about Equal Access and Student Safety  (Spanish version)

Livermore Police Chief's letter to the community on local immigration policy  (Spanish version)