Address: 1255 Hemlock
Coos Bay, OR 97420
Phone: (541) 267-3104
Fax: (541) 269-5366
Office Hours: 8:00am – 4:30pm

Superintendent’s Message

The mission of the Coos Bay School District is to provide quality education that nurtures curiosity, honors diversity and empowers all students to succeed in a dynamic, global community.

Our motto is Learning For ALL …Whatever It Takes! We have a commitment to the principles of professional learning communities and eagerly embrace our moral and ethical responsibilities to educate all children.

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for the latest from the Superintendent. 

2014-15 Registration Information

For complete registration information, click below:
Registration Information 

Volunteers Make A Difference!!

Coos Bay School District would like to invite you to volunteer in our schools.

Click here for more information: Volunteers

2014 Volunteer Handbook

Operation Backpack-Shoebox

Operation Backpack-Shoebox is a program that helps provide needy children backpacks, school supplies, clothing and hygiene products.  

Click here for more information: Operation Backpack

Maslow Project

Maslow Project’s mission is to offer every homeless child and youth the probability of success and the opportunity for a better life. 

Click here for more information and how you can get involved:
Maslow Project

The Coos Bay Schools Community Foundation

The Coos Bay Schools Community Foundation is a non-profit community organization whose mission is to promote programs in arts, academics, activities, and athletics to benefit the students of the Coos Bay School District.

Click here for more information.

District Weather Stations

You can now view live weather feeds from Marshfield High School, Millicoma School and Sunset School.

For more information, go to Weather

Notification of School Closure or Other Emergencies

Below is the order in which Coos Bay Schools notifies parents, staff and the community of school closure or other emegencies. 

Auto Caller – Parents/guardians of students and staff receive a phone call or email with the message. Please make sure your contact information is up to date. Your school’s office will be happy to assist you. A recording of the message will also be available at 541-267-6149.

Flash Alert
– Emails and/or texts of the message are sent to subscribers. Go to for more information on how to subscribe.

Media Outlets
– The media (TV, radio, newspaper) is notified via Flash Alert. They also receive a separate email from the district office.

– The announcement is posted on the district’s webpage at

– The announcement is posted on Facebook at Bay School District


Upcoming District Events

April 13   Policy Committee
9:30 AM at Milner Crest Education Center
April 13   Regular School Board Meeting
6:00 PM at Milner Crest Education Center
 April 14    2015-2016 Kindergarten Registration @ Blossom Gulch
4:00 – 6:00 PM
 April 16    2015-2016 Kindergarten Registration @ Madison
4:00 – 6:00 PM
April 27   Policy Committee
 9:30 at Milner Crest Education Center
April 27    Smarter Balance Parent Night
6:00 PM at Milner Crest Education Center


Welcome to Coos Bay School District

The District is located on the South Central Oregon Coast in Coos County and has approximately 3,100 students from kindergarten through 12th grade. We have two K-3 primary schools, two intermediate schools for 4th through 7th graders and Marshfield High School serving students grades 8 through 12.  The Harding Learning Center provides several alternative schooling options.

Marshfield High School Transition Plan

To the Coos Bay Community,

This has been a difficult period of transition at Marshfield High School, made more so because district policy and respect for personnel issues prevents the district from commenting on the situation. What I can say is that along with our administrators, I am making every effort to respect free expression and minimize disruptions to the learning environment. We will continue to provide the high-quality education that our community expects at Marshfield.

While Athletic Director and Dean of Students Greg Mulkey is on leave, existing staff will cover his duties. Bryan Trendell, former Athletic Director and current Assistant Principal, will handle athletic responsibilities. The discipline duties of dean will be covered by two different licensed staff members, whose class duties will be covered by substitutes on a rotating basis.

To that end, Principal Holland will continue to work with the district to support Marshfield students and staff until his resignation takes effect June 30. We will conduct a thorough search for his replacement in the coming weeks.   

We will continue to make educating your children our priority. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Dawn Granger

Spring Tea Fundraiser for Coos Bay Kids

The Coos Bay Schools Community Foundation is hosting its annual Spring Tea fundraiser on Wednesday, April 22nd at St. Monica’s church from 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. The event will include delicious treats, engaging student entertainment and lovely art from Coos Bay kids.

If you’d like to attend, please contact Jennifer Groth at

For more information on Coos Bay Schools Community Foundation, go to

Kindergarten Registration for 2015-2016 School Year Begins April 14th

Kindergarten Registration for Coos Bay Schools’ 2015-2016 school year kicks off with a Kindergarten Round-Up Night on the following dates:

Tuesday, April 14th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Blossom Gulch Elementary School
Thursday, April 16th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Madison Elementary School.

English Flyer  Spanish Flyer

Parents and their kindergarten students are invited to attend to register their student for the 2015-2016 school year. Learning kits will be given to the upcoming kindergarten students.

This registration is for students who will be age 5 on or before September 1, 2015. Parents are required to bring legal proof of birthdate and an updated immunization record to the pre-registration. Proof of birthdate includes birth certificate, passport, hospital record, adoption papers, etc.

If a parent is unsure of the school their child will be attending, they are encouraged to review the Attendance Areas map at the following link:

Bunker Hill Parents, please go to Blossom Gulch for the Round-Up night. Parents not able to attend this event may visit the schools any time after April 16th to pick up/drop off registration paperwork.

For more information, go to – Kindergarten Registration or contact the schools between the hours of 9:00 AM– 2:00 PM.

Blossom Gulch Elementary School – 541-267-1340. Located at 333 S 10th St. in downtown Coos Bay

Madison Elementary School – 541-888-1218. Located at 400 Madison St. in Empire

If you know of an upcoming kindergarten student, please let their parents know. Thanks for helping get the word out!

CIVIL WAR CONNECTIONS: 150 Years in 150 Minutes

Students, families, and community members are invited to participate in “Civil War Connections: 150 Years in 150 Minutes” on May 1, 2015, a Community Learning Night at the Marshfield High School campus. Evening events will introduce attendees to the culture of Civil War America. A complimentary Civil War-era meal will be offered from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the MHS cafeteria.

Participants will “enlist” in the MHS Gym’s foyer and receive an informational packet. Activity stations – including communicating with signal flags, using codes, writing with quill pens and games and pastimes of the era – will be open from 5:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. in the MHS Gym and Pirate Hall. This event corresponds with the culmination of the Civil War Sesquicentennial (2011-2015) and is a prelude to the May 30, 2015, rededication of the 1915 Sailor-Soldier Monument in the Marshfield Pioneer Cemetery.

Coos Bay’s K-3rd Grade Zones are Changing

Coos Bay School District is pleased to be re-opening Bunker Hill Elementary School for Fall, 2015. As a result, the school attendance zones for Blossom Gulch and Madison Elementary Schools have been revised.

You can find the link to the updated zone map in the upper left hand corner under Parents & Community/District Information/Attendance Areas. Just click on Map for Kindergarten through Grade 3, type in your address and a little marker will show which school zone your address in.

For parents in the K-3 schools, check out your school’s newsletter. For more information, go to or contact your school’s administrator.


Interdistrict Transfer Information

There have been changes in the law regarding interdistrict transfers. Under the new transfer law, these requests will be approved depending upon the availability of space in the grade level as determined by the School Board.

We are approving some transfers now based upon enrollment projections, but will update the numbers of available slots after August registration provides us with more reliable student numbers.

All existing  Inter-District Transfers (those who attended in 2013-2014) into Coos Bay are pre-approved for the 2014-2015 school year. New Inter-District Transfer requests for students who reside outside of the Coos Bay School District need to be submitted using the form at the following link – IDT Request 2014-15 online

Please fill out the form, save it to your desktop then send it as an attachment (this will save your data to the form) to Shelley Fuller at or by mail to Coos Bay Public Schools, 1255 Hemlock Ave, Coos Bay, OR 97420 attention Shelley Fuller.  Once your request is received, you will be notified by her whether your request is approved or if you will be placed on a waiting list.

For questions regarding the new form or existing transfers, please call Shelley Fuller at 541-267-1334.

Coos Bay School District Facebook Account

 facebook  Coos Bay School District is pleased to announce that a Facebook account has been created for the district to share school events and activities with parents, students and community members.
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