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Gold Trail USD

1575 Old Ranch Road

Placerville, CA.  95667-8929

(530) 626-3194 (Phone)

(530) 626-3199 (Fax)

Joe Murchison, Superintendent

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CalFire Evacuation Guide

Disaster Preparedness--Meeting Children's Needs

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Our History

By 1956, seven K-8, one-room schools had combined to form the Gold Trail Union School District. Each school provided a unique and valuable contribution to the students and community, and the Gold ...more


The Gold Trail Union School District would like to thank the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for their support in our new Schoolyard Habitat and Outdoor Classroom Program, we thank the California ...more


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.






Grade  Description                                Grade  Description

K/8     SAGE Map Contest                           4/8     Garden Docents

1/8     County Spelling Bee                          5/6     SPRK Robotics

2/3     Space Exploration Club                     6/8     Battle of the Books

3/6     Nature Bowl                                       6/8     Debate Club

4/5     Book Club                                          7/8     CJSF Honor Society

4/8     Odyssey of the Mind                          7/8     GT Drumline

4/8     Author's Society                                 7/8     Honor Band 

4/8     Math Olympiad                                   7/8     Jazz Band

4/8     Oral Interpretation Festival                  8       Living History Jr. Docents











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


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Important October Dates

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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October 24-28

Conference Week

Early Release All Week

October 29

PTO Halloween Carnival

11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

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Gold Trail Rings In The Constitution

In observance of the 229th anniversary of the Signing of the Constitution of the United States on Sept. 17, 1787, Gold Trail School invited members of the Daughters of the American Revolution to participate in its program. Each year the week of Sept. 17-23 is designated as Constitution Week. Each student received an American flag and a personalized Constitution booklet. Superintendent  Joe Murchison and Gold Trail School Principal Scott Lyons were present as well as many members of El Dorado Chapter, NSDAR.


All you need to do is to go to https://smile.amazon.com 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.

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Thank you for supporting our schools by shopping using these links

Participate in Amazon,  Box Tops for Education, or the E-scrip program and you help our schools at no additional cost to you!  Click on any of these links 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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El Dorado Smiles

El Dorado County is celebrating the arrival of the El Dorado Smiles Dental Van to local schools. The dental van will provide comprehensive dental care at school sites. The dental van will be operated by the El Dorado Community Health Centers as part of their recently expanded dental health services, and is supported collaboratively by El Dorado County schools, First 5 El Dorado Children and Families Commission, El Dorado County Office of Education and the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency. The Van will be at our school sites the week after Thanksgiving Break (November 28 through December 2) , and will re-visit the last week of school (May 30 through June 2).