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

Board Meeting Agendas

Code of Conduct

Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) (PDF) 

Uniform Complaint Procedures and Title IX Compliance

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Spotlight On

Public Notices  

(Printed versions of all documents are available upon request)


Look here for links to events and information that affect our community.

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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:  


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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.

The last day of school for the 2017-18 school year is Thursday, June 7, 2018.  Gold Trail 8th grade graduation will commence at 7:00 p.m.


Registration for the 2018-19 school year is now open. Registration information and forms are available in school offices.  (Current students do not need to be reregistered).

Sutter’s Mill School (transitional kindergarten through 3rd grade) – 4801 Luneman Rd, Placerville; 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 530-626-2591. 

Gold Trail School (4th through 8th grade) – 889 Cold Springs Rd, Placerville; 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; 530-626-2595. 

Both schools operate by coordinating busing and school start and stop times that accommodate family planning.   Parents can also take advantage of our Extended Day before and after school programs, located on the Sutter's Mill campus; call 530-622-7130 for enrollment information.

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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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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Shop online and Support our Schools

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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Memorial Day

May Events

  • Friday, May 4, early release for both schools.  Kindergarten releases at noon, grades 1-3 release at 12:10.  And Gold Trail grades 4-8 release at 12:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 10, Board Meeting, 6:00 p.m. in the Gold Trail School Library
  • Thursday, May 17, District Advisory Committee Meeting, 3:00 p.m. in the Gold Trail School Library.
  • Tuesday, May 22, Gold Trail Open House and Pops Concert. Classrooms open 5:00 - 6:00 p.m., Pops Concert 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Library open and food vendors available throughout the event.
  • Thursday, May 24, Sutter’s Mill Open House 5:00 - 7:00 p.m., School wide Performance 7:00 - 7:30 p.m., and food vendors available throughout the event.
  • Friday, May 25, early release day for both schools.
  • Monday, May 28, Memorial Day Remembrance, No School.
  • Thursday, May 31, PTO Meeting, 2:45 p.m. in the Sutter’s Mill School Library
Protect Our Children

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.