Gold Trail USD

1575 Old Ranch Road

Placerville, CA.  95667-8929

(530) 626-3194 (Phone)

(530) 626-3199 (Fax)


Scott Lyons, Superintendent

Our District Office is located in the administration building on the Sutter's Mill School campus.


Quick Links

Code of Conduct

Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) (PDF) 

Uniform Complaint Procedures and Title IX Compliance

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Public Notices  

(Printed versions of all documents are available upon request)


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Child Abuse Prevention

CalFire Evacuation Guide

Child Car Seat Safety Guidelines

Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park

Public Health Dept

Save Our Water

All downloadable documents on this website are in Portable Document Format (.PDF).  If your device cannot support this format, Adobe Acrobat Reader is available for a free download.


If you are aware of any vandalism or criminal activity occurring on any school campus, please report it to the anonymous hot-line at:  


District Advisory Committee

The District Advisory Committee (DAC) is a committee composed of parents, teachers, and administrators.  It oversees various Federal, State, and local plan requirements associated with the Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), the Local Education Agency Plan (LEAP) and the individual School Site Plans.   It also oversees the following plans that may contribute to, be a required component of, or may be developed to coordinate program delivery of the LCAP, LEAP and/or the Site Plans.  Members of the public are invited and encouraged to attend committee meetings. 

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A private school experience in a public school environment!


Our vision is to create and maintain an environment where every child receives a high quality education and comes to school feeling safe, cared for, and optimistic about his or her ability to learn.


Growing up in the Digital Age

Join us on Thursday, January 25, at 6:30 p.m. at Gold Trail School as our GTUSD Parent Teacher Organization is pleased to present a free viewing of SCREENAGERS: Growing Up in the Digital Age, a documentary about the biggest parenting issue of our time.  Are you watching kids scroll through life, with their rapid-fire thumbs and a six-second attention span? Physician and filmmaker Delaney Ruston saw that happening with her own kids and began a quest to uncover how it might impact their development. As with her other two award-winning documentaries on mental health, Ruston takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including her own, to explore struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant, and unexpectedly funny stories, along with surprising insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and also offers solutions on how adults can empower their kids to best navigate the digital world to find balance.

Our very generous PTO is sponsoring this event so that the viewing is free to our parents and students.  To attend this viewing, please sign up at https://impactflow.com/event/presented-by-gtusd-parent-teacher-organization-6291SCREENAGERS addresses the most pervasive parenting issue of our time head on—depicting teen struggles over social media, video games and internet addiction. The film empowers kids to best navigate the digital world and provides practical resources to help them do it. 

California School Dashboard

California is field testing a new website designed to help communities across the state access important information about K–12 districts and schools. Called the California School Dashboard, the site features easy-to-read reports and videos on multiple measures of school success, including test scores, graduation rates, English learner progress and suspension rates. The Dashboard is part of California's new school accountability system based on 2013's Local Control Funding Formula. It is the next step in a series of major shifts in public education that have raised the bar for student learning, transformed testing and placed the focus on equity for all students.

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The Gold Trail Union School District offers direct, anonymous reporting access to share concerns about bullying or harassment.  You have the right to be respected and not to be teased.

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Dr. MartinLuther King Jr.

Schools will be closed

on Monday, January 15, 2018

in observance of

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day


Protect Our Children


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for No Additional Cost

If you shop at Amazon, all you need to do is to go to this special sign in at Amazon and sign in using your regular Amazon email and password.  Go to the "Pick your own charitable organization" box, search for Gold Trail Parent Teacher Organization in Placerville, and hit select.  From that point on a percentage of everything that you purchase through the smile.amazon site will be used to help students in our schools--at absolutely no cost to you!  We thank you in advance for your support.

Plus, if you participate in either Box Tops for Education or the E-scrip program,  you continue to help our schools at no additional cost to you!  Use either of the below icons and a portion of your purchase will be donated to Gold Trail or Sutter's Mill School. Thank you for your continued support!


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Before and After School Child Care

In El Dorado County, students and families benefit from the high-quality services provided by public education and community based child care programs. One example is the El Dorado County Office of Education’s (EDCOE) Charter Extended Day Program, which has provided educationally enriching child care throughout the county since 1984. Located on the Sutter's Mil School campus, Extended Day provides a safe and engaging learning environment to our students both before and after school.   Extended Day’s services are also available during school vacations, including a robust summer program. For more information, call (530) 295-2298.