The mission of the Gold Oak Union School District is to promote and challenge the intellectual, creative, physical and social development of all students.
Kim Nida/Board President
Scott Reid/Board Clerk
As we move forward, one of our goals is to improve upon our positive school culture where teachers love to teach and children love to learn. In working towards this, we have had collaborative discussions in which we developed our Core Beliefs. Our Core Beliefs serve as a code of ethics or guiding light for the way professionals in this district will deal with discipline problems. This is a living document that we will continue to have discussions around and will guide us in our daily decisions.
Employee of the Month
Congratulations to our Employee of the Month for December Thank you for going above and beyond for our students. We truly appreciate all that you do!
THE 2016/2017 SCHOOL YEAR
Gold Oak Kindergarten: 8:30 AM to 1:20 PM
Gold Oak Grades 1st - 5th: 8:30 AM to 2:40 PM
Pleasant Valley School: 8:20 AM to 2:35 PM
December 13, 2016
It is hard to believe that we are at the mid-point of our school year already. This has been an exciting fall watching the students work so hard on their academics. I have seen some tremendous learning at all grade levels. From reading, to art, to math, to music, to physical education, students have demonstrated some amazing things.
Staff also continue to work hard this school year. This year staff have used their professional development days to learn the new language arts curriculum adopted this year and to continue to delve deep into the newer math curriculum. These programs are aligned with the Common Core State Standards and they are quite rigorous. I have sat in quite a few meetings with parents where the parents express their wonder at the challenging work their children bring home. The teachers have also used their professional development time to look closely at the assessment data collected in their classrooms and use this data to plan next steps in moving the students forward. It is a gift to have a teaching staff that desires to continually work with their colleagues to hone and improve their teaching for continued student improvement.
It has been a joy to get to know the students, parents and staff in the Gold Oak district over the past few months. I am so thankful to be part of this district. This is a community where excellence in education is a high priority and I will continue this focus as we move to the second half of the year and as planning begins for the next school year.
May you all have a wonderful holiday season. Enjoy the time with your families. As always, if you ever have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out and call or email.
July 8, 2016
Dear GOUSD Parents and Students:
Welcome to the 2016-2017 school year at Gold Oak Union School District! The entire Gold Oak Union School District staff is looking forward to working with you as we continue to provide the best educational programs for our students.
I am thrilled to be joining the GOUSD team this year. I have been an educator for 29 years with the last 11 as a school principal in El Dorado County. I look forward to the opportunity to be part of the Gold Oak School District. Gold Oak and Pleasant Valley have wonderful programs where students are the center of all decisions. As the new Superintendent/Principal, I will continue this focus and will continue to work to provide a safe and caring school campus where kids can learn and teachers can teach. The academic program is strong at Gold Oak and I look forward to working with the staff to continually provide a challenging and enriching curriculum.
One of my favorite parts of every year is getting to know the students and parents at the start of the year. I look forward to meeting you in the days ahead. With everyone working together, this will be an exceptional year for students, parents, and staff. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out and call or email.
Gold Oak Union School District K-8
Principal - PVS
Principal - Gold Oak School
3171 Pleasant Valley Road
Placerville, CA 95667
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Employees of the Year for 2015/2016