The mission of the Gold Oak Union School District is to promote and challenge the intellectual, creative, physical and social development of all students.


Deborah Elissagaray/Board Clerk

Debra Green

Ken Harrison

Kim Nida/Board President

Scott Reid

Core Beliefs

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.

Employees of the Month

Congratulations to our Employees of the Month for May! Thank you for going above and beyond for our students. We truly appreciate all that you do!

Lulu Silva-Manuel






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




March 29, 2016


Dear Gold Oak Union School District Families,


This morning as our bus drivers went to begin their safety checks, they discovered that compartments outside their buses had been opened.  To ensure the safety of our students, we called for a delayed start for our bus riders so that we could ensure our buses were safe to transport our students.   Law enforcement was contacted. They arrived and inspected the vandalism to make a physical report.   Our mechanic thoroughly checked our buses and they are all safe to operate.  We did experience a bus overheating this morning but this was not related to the “vandalism” that was reported earlier this morning. 


I want to assure you that the safety of your students is of most importance to us and we will continue to make this our top priority. 




Shirleen MacKenzie

Interim Superintendent/Principal



Gold Oak Students Perform Musically at EDCOE Board Meeting


At the regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, February 1, El Dorado County Board of Education Trustees were treated to the musical talents of Gold Oak Union School District. Musicians delighted the audience with classics like Calypso, while vocalists sang in harmony and acted out their tunes Broadway style.


“Thank you for sharing these wonderful songs with us. You were clearly well-rehersed!” Board President Rich Fischer noted at the end of their production.


Gold Oak Union School District is home to Gold Oak Elementary School and Pleasant Valley Middle School in Placerville.


January 14, 2016


Dear Gold Oak Union School District Community,


As we move into the second half of the 2015-16 school year, it gives us an opportunity to reflect on our past successes and challenges, step up to new challenges with renewed energy and plan for a bright future.  I am very honored and excited to be a part of Gold Oak serving as the Interim Superintendent for the District and continuing my role as Principal of Gold Oak Elementary School.


I want to assure you that I am here to support our District during this transition and uphold the values that are important to our school community.  With Ms. Neade’s leadership, we have made great strides in strengthening our communication, creating a positive climate in which to learn, teach and work and strengthening the education we provide our students, always remembering that the safety of our children is our first priority.  I will do my very best to uphold these values while maintaining the effective operation of the District.


The Board has begun to plan for the search of a Superintendent and will be seeking community input in the near future.  Our next board meeting is January 25th at 5 PM in the Board Room on the Gold Oak School Campus.  We will also keep you informed through newsletters and our District web site.


I have always felt that the Gold Oak District is a community of family that works together for the common goal of providing our children with a safe environment in which to provide challenging learning opportunities.  We have experienced the successes and challenges that face schools coming together in celebration and finding ways to continue to improve. As we move forward, I hope to continue this positive relationship.


To accomplish great things, we must not act but also dream, not only plan, but also believe. 

A. France


Thank you for your support as we work together to make a positive difference in the lives of our students.




Shirleen MacKenzie

Interim Superintendent/Principal



Gold Oak Union School District K-8


Meg Enns

Principal - Gold Oak School

Shirleen Hernandez

3171 Pleasant Valley Road

Placerville, CA 95667


California Assessment of Student Performance & Progress

Welcome to CAASPP


Our 2014/2015 School Accountability Reports Cards are now available through our Links tab.


Anonymous Reporting

Gold Oak School

Pleasant Valley School


Employees of the Year for 2015/2016

Ms. Whetstone

Mrs. Eddleman

Outstanding Employees!!