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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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.


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.  At Sutter’s Mill School, students between transitional kindergarten (a two year program with student birthdays from 9/1/2013 through 12/2/2013) and 3rd grade benefit from an extremely knowledgeable and dedicated staff.  Well-rounded education is supplemented by enrichment classes such as dance, Spanish, cooking, and Monart (art). Parents can also take advantage of our Extended Day before and after school programs, located on campus; call 530-622-7130 for enrollment information.

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.  At Gold Trail School, 4th through 8th grade students have the opportunity to participate in a comprehensive music program, all grade level Physical Education program and have access to various extracurricular activities such as Odyssey of the Mind, GATE and after school sports.  Gold Trail School students gain a unique historical experience through our Gold Discovery site visits and ourCalifornia mission field trip.  Other grade levels participate in multiday field trips to locations such as Yosemite and Bodega Bay. 

Both schools operate by coordinating busing and school start and stop times that accommodate family planning.  For more information regarding registration, do not hesitate to call either school office.

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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Conference Week/Minimum Days

March 19 through 23


Spring Break/No School

March 26 through April 2

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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.