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About our School

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School Supply List 2014/2015

Fast Facts

Principal: Jodi Smith

Dean of Students: coming soon!

Office Manager: Renee Riley

730 19th Ave. SE
Albany, OR 97322

Phone: (541) 967-4608
Fax: (541) 924-3726

Office Hours:
8:15 am - 4:00 pm

Grades: K-5

School Hours:
Grades 1-5:
8:45 am - 3:20 pm
AM Kindergarten:
8:45 am - 11:30 am
PM Kindergarten:
12:45 pm - 3:20 pm


Early Release EVERY Wednesday!

(School gets out an hour early)

Total Enrollment: 396


Students are not to arrive before 8:40 a.m. as there is no supervision provided before that time!

Our School

Built in 1949, Sunrise Elementary School is proudly educating its second generation of Albany children. Located on a spacious 10-acre campus, Sunrise serves students from fast growing central Albany.

Our School Is Proud To Offer:

Accelerated Reader Program

The AR program makes essential reading practice more effective for every student. Personalized reading practice is tailored to each student's current reading level. The computer-based program helps manage all reading activities and assesses the students' reading with four types of quizzes:Reading practice,Vocabulary practice, Literacy Skills, and the Textbook Quizzes. Our Parent Club helps provide special incentives for this reading program.

Character Development Program

Our Positive Behavior Support program ensures that all students feel safe here at Sunrise and learn to be respectful,responsible citizens of our school community and beyond. Second Steps, a character education curriculum, is used in every classroom to teach empathy, problem solving, and conflict resolution.

Focus Room Program
Provides a special place where children can focus on their school work or on issues that affect their school work. Students are provided with time to focus in order to be successful in school. The focus room has trained staff who help students problem solve and coach students on skills needed for the school environment and life.

Technology Skills

Provides formal training in computer skills and online research. Students work with drawing programs, word processing, web exploration,  PowerPoint® presentations and Excel® spreadsheets.

Math Program
Students enjoy math as they learn basic skills and mathematical thinking strategies with a hands-on approach.


Parents Are Our Partners

Parent Club - Parent/Teacher Team
Coordinates many activities for students and our school:

  • Two book fairs, a BOGO and a major fund-raiser each year.

  • Meetings are the third Tuesday of the month at 3:45pm in the school library (all are welcome)!

Title I/Site Council Advisory Council
Parents work with staff to make decisions about this important program.

Our Focus For Improvement

  • Increase progress in reading from Kindergarten through fifth grades.

  • Increase progress in mathematics from kindergarten through fifth grades.

  • Ensure that all students use the same vocabulary for peaceful conflict resolution and problem solving.

Our Teachers

At Sunrise we are very proud of the quality of our teachers that educate your children. All of our teachers and assistants who work with children are judged to be "highly qualified" by federal standards. If you would like to know more about the educational qualifications of your child's teachers, please give us a call. We will be glad to answer any questions that you have.

Click here for a list of our teachers and their email addresses