Concow Elementary School

Concow Elementary School


On the two-year anniversary of the Camp Fire, we salute our partners in relief and recovery, like Spring Valley School Concow Elementary School

Do-everything Principal Josh Peete let us know the school's kids needed a place to play. Concow School was unable to reopen after the Camp Fire, so Concow's children were sent to Spring Valley School near Highway 70 instead. However, Spring Valley had been closed for years. The school was in disrepair and so was the playground.

"Play is an important part of healing," said the principal. A $100,000 grant from the Aaron Rodgers NorCal Recovery Fund and the Butte Strong Fund helped Spring Valley School get a new playground.

Good Morning Concow Family.
I have a favor to ask all my school family parents.
I was in the process of making Scrapbooks for all the kids for this year. Nothing super fancy just pictures of every month. Well this virus thing threw me a curveball .
I was wondering if you, the parents, Grandparents, Aunts Uncles, Grandparents, could shoot some snapshots while we are on quarantine. Any everyday things, playing, studying, goofing, etc.Only snap shots, no master pieces needed. The can be funny, serious. WHATEVER you have.
Send them to [email protected]
Thank you
How many parents have sat in on their kid's class when they have been misbehaving in school? I've done this with my other boys in their schools (Paradise) but my youngest was just enrolled here and we just learned about some behaviors that we are concerned about.
So proud to be a part of this school
So proud of our little school today, we had a little reflection in the morning and then it was all positive and fun
In case you missed it here it is. Come join us November 2ed and help paint.

Concow School is part of the Golden Feather Union School District. We are a close knit school with a

Operating as usual

Photos from Concow Elementary School's post 08/15/2022

Meet our teachers!


๐ŸŽ‰ School is almost here!! ๐Ÿ“š
Back to School Night is 5:30 on Tuesday, August 16 at the Spring Valley School site.
First Day is Wednesday, August 17, 2022.
You can always find this calendar and other information on our website:

Photos from Butte County Sheriff's post 06/28/2022

Photos from Butte County Sheriff's post


๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒฑSpring Fling is here! ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ
Please join us on Saturday, April 30 2022 from 10-2 at Spring Valley School campus, 2771 Pentz Rd, Yankee Hill.
There will be local vendors, silent auction, CALFire booth, unlimited games with $5 wristband, hamburgers, hotdogs, and more.
๐Ÿšจ Help support one of the GFUESDโ€™s Parents Club main fundraisers! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Golden Feather UESD - Spring Valley Campus - TK / Kindergarten Round Up 2022/23 03/14/2022

Golden Feather UESD - Spring Valley Campus - TK / Kindergarten Round Up 2022/23

TK/K Round Up
@ Spring Valley - (interest form below)
Pentz & 70

Golden Feather UESD - Spring Valley Campus - TK / Kindergarten Round Up 2022/23 Please fill out this form if you want your child to attend transitional kindergarten or kindergarten at Concow School at Spring Valley. To attend transitional kindergarten, your child must turn 5 by 6/1/23. After filling out this form, we will contact you for next steps. Our Spring Valley campus is....


GFUESD 2021-2022 Calendar
Enjoy Thanksgiving Break!


Power is on at the Spring Valley campus.
School is open today.



Dear Golden Feather families:

As we prepare to return from the summer break, we are excited to welcome students back on Tuesday, August 17, 2021. We are now providing morning supervision that starts at 7:15 am, and families may sign up for our after school program that ends at 6:00 pm.

Come meet our teachers, see the classroom, and enjoy our BBQ Back-to-School Night event on Monday, August 16th, from 5-7:00 pm at the Spring Valley campus.

GFUESD is dedicated to promoting a safe, calm, and welcoming environment for our students and staff. Since October 19, 2020, Golden Feather UESD has been offering a full-day full-week in-person schedule. Parents and guardians of enrolled students have the option to enroll their child for in-person instruction or independent study for 2021-2022.

Masks/Face Coverings

At this time, masks will only be required when students are indoors. This complies with the requirements established by the Center for Disease Control and the California Department of Public Health. The district would like there to be more local control on this matter. We will monitor the situation closely and keep you informed. We know the requirements for schools can (and do) change and if the guidance changes, so will GFUESD.

We are realistic. There will be times when students take mask breaks throughout the day. The Golden Feather Union Elementary School District will continue to deploy COVID-19 prevention measures and encourage everyone to continue to take public health precautions.


The district will transport students to school. We will have three centrally located collection points where district vans will collect students. The transportation department will be calling you at home before school starts to confirm the closest collection point to your home and the morning pick-up time.

The district would like to offer more transportation services to families including an afternoon drop-off. This has not been possible due to a national and local labor shortage. We have open positions for vehicle/bus drivers without applicants. If you know of anyone that has a good driving record and has an interest in transporting students, please refer them to to apply or call the school.

Independent Study

Parents and guardians have the right to request a pupil-parent-educator conference to ask questions before making the decision about enrollment or disenrollment in the various options for learning. The conference may be conducted by telephone, videoconference, or in-person. If you wish to request a conference for your pupil, please contact us at 530.533.3467 or e-mail our school secretary - Lynnette Mack - [email protected]. If you are considering independent study, please let us know by 3:00 pm on August 9, 2021, so that we can plan for the new school year.

Procedures for Enrolling, Disenrolling, and Reenrolling in Independent Study

To enroll in independent study for the 2021-2022 school year, there must be an agreement in place for each pupil. The agreement must be signed by the pupilโ€™s parent, legal guardian, or caregiver. For students with exceptional needs, the pupilโ€™s individualized education program (IEP) must specifically provide for independent study before the pupil can begin participating.

If you wish to have your pupil return to in-person instruction during the school year, you may provide notice to the contact information provided below, and your pupil will be returned to in-person instruction no later than five instructional days after we receive the notice.

Students may reenroll in independent study at any time during the 2021-2022 school year by providing notice as provided below.

Instructional Time that a Pupil Will Have Access to as Part of Independent Study

For transitional kindergarten through 3rd grade, there will be a plan to provide students opportunities for daily synchronous instruction.

For grades 4 through 8, there will be a plan to provide opportunities for both daily live interaction and at least weekly synchronous instruction.

Live interaction means interaction between the pupil and the teacher, aide or other personnel and may include peers; this interaction may be in person, by internet or phone.

Synchronous instruction means classroom-style instruction, or small group, or one-on-one instruction delivered in person or by internet or phone and involving two-way communication between the pupil and teacher.

If you are interested in independent study for your pupil or pupils, or wish to schedule a conference with staff, please contact us at the phone number or e-mail address below:

Lynnette Mack โ€“ School Secretary
[email protected]

We are all looking forward to serving you and your children. Please note that the first day of school is an Early Tuesday with a 2:00 pm dismissal. Hope to see you at our BBQ Back-to-School Night event from 5-7:00 pm on Monday, August 16th!


Mr. Josh Peete
Superintendent โ€“ Golden Feather Union Elementary School District
Principal โ€“ Concow School at Spring Valley


Concow Elementary School

2021-22 TK / Kindergarten Round Up!

Calling all parents / guardians of future kindergarten students! It's time to sign up for next year. Meet your teacher and fill out enrollment paperwork at our Kindergarten Round Up Day!

We have expanded transitional kindergarten! Our transitional kindergarten program accepts 4 year old students that turn 5 all the way up to June 1, 2022!!!

Our school has been in-person since October 19th. We will continue in-person instruction next year too - following public health guidelines.

The Spring Valley campus has amazing teachers, a brand new playground (donated by Aaron Rodgers and the Butte Strong Fund), brand new 98" digital whiteboards in all classrooms, tech devices for every student, intervention program to ensure no student gets left behind, all new curriculum adoptions, a swimming program, summer school opportunities, and so much more!

In-person spots are filling up fast.

Fill out this form to secure your place in next year's TK/K class:

Mr. Josh Peete
Superintendent / Principal

Concow Elementary School Concow School is part of the Golden Feather Union School District. We are a close knit school with a family feel. Each employee knows every student's name


The North Valley Community Foundation approved a grant submitted by Golden Feather UESD to provide "relief for families transporting students to Concow School at Spring Valley."

Golden Feather UESD and the Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council have partnered to provide families of students enrolled at Spring Valley with gas vouchers for Canyon Lakes Market. The vouchers can also be used for propane and food as well.

Families will receive a phone call regarding the voucher program and how it works.

"We appreciate all of our families - it has been a difficult year. We hope this voucher program will help."

The Golden Feather mission to remain open for in-person instruction full-week full-days for all students was adopted to mitigate student learning loss from the Camp Fire and COVID closures.

"We would like to thank the generous donors who made this program possible. A HUGE thank you to North Valley Community Foundation and the Yankee Hill Fire Safe Council. Without you both, we would not have been able to get this off the ground."

Josh Peete
Superintendent - Golden Feather UESD

Expanded Learning - Summer School Parent / Guardian Survey 03/13/2021

Expanded Learning - Summer School Parent / Guardian Survey

Parents and families, please review and complete this survey!!! Thank you!!!

- Ms. Raynee

Expanded Learning - Summer School Parent / Guardian Survey "Concow School at Spring Valley is working on a 19-day summer school / expanded learning program that would begin Monday, June 14th through July 2nd. It would provide an opportunity for students to get direct intervention with teacher(s), enrichment, and more! This type of program could be a perfect...

2020 Concow School at Spring Valley Winter Christmas Program 2020 12/19/2020

2020 Concow School at Spring Valley Winter Christmas Program 2020

Concow School at Spring Valley - Winter Christmas Program 2020

It's a tradition for the students to perform a winter program even in the most difficult times. This year, each class/cohort performed separately then brought together into one work.

Thank you Matthew Quave and Jeb Draper for filming and editing the video. It really turned out great!

2020 Concow School at Spring Valley Winter Christmas Program 2020 It's an annual tradition for students at Concow School to perform a winter program. This year with COVID-19, we were unable to have an in-person performance...


Happy Holidays from Mrs. Hawkins's transitional kindergarten / kindergarten class!


Hi everyone,

You will hear that we will be on a stay-at-home order starting Friday. This is due to the hospital capacity in the region falling below the 15% threshold.

This order will not affect our campus. Our in-person instruction system meets CDC, state, and county guidelines. We will continue operating in-person instruction with strict adherence to our reopening plan.

Should you have additional questions โ€“ feel free to reach out.

Mr. Josh Peete
Superintendent / Principal


Playground Ribbon Cutting at Spring Valley School

The brand new playground at the Spring Valley campus is complete!
Play is an important part of healing. Thank you Aaron Rodgers, Butte Strong Fund, North Valley Community Foundation, Park Planet, Ryan Shaw Construction, and Kathy Wheeler!

Photos from Meteorologist Bryan Ramsey's post 11/19/2020

Images of the tornado touched down at Spring Valley on 11/18/20


Dear community,

The Governing Board of the Golden Feather Union Elementary School District has a vacancy. If you are interested and willing to serve in this volunteer opportunity, feel free to contact us ([email protected] or 530.533.3467). We are asking each candidate fill out a candidate information sheet in order to make our selection as carefully and objectively as possible.

Regular board meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month, with occasional special meetings called. Some personal time is required individually for study and growth, such as attending district, state, and/or national meetings. If you have any questions about what being a member of the school board might require of you in terms of additional time and responsibility, please contact us or any board member.

Please return the candidate information sheet to
[email protected] or mail to GFUSD: 2771 Pentz RD. Oroville, CA 95965 by December 15, 2020. Forms MUST be received by December 15th for consideration. When all forms are submitted, the board will then review them. Individual interviews will take place following this process before a final selection is made.

Thank you very much for your interest.



Tuesday, 11/10/20 is a minimum day with a 12:30 PM dismissal.
KinderCare students need to be picked up at 12:30 PM.

Wednesday, 11/11/20 - Veterans Day - No school.


Due to no power โ€“ the campus will be closed on Monday and Tuesday.

We will do distance learning via packets.

Packets are available for pick up by cohort near the door of the front office starting Monday morning (Sunday evening).

Teachers will contact families on these days for attendance.

Thanks everyone and stay safe.


Spring Valley:


Welcome back!


Hello Students and Families!

Concow @ Spring Valley ASP is thrilled to offer in-person after school care beginning Monday, October 19th, 2020 at 2:30 PM. If you indicated your child will be attending ASP on the "Return to School Questionnaire" a spot has been reserved for you student in the ASP Program.

Students must have new "in-person" ASP registration forms turned in before they may attend our program. Be sure to check in with Ms. Raynee when you drop your child off at school Monday morning if you plan to send them to ASP the same day! Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow!


Meet our new teachers!


Concow School at Spring Valley - 2771 Pentz Road - Oroville, CA

In-person instruction begins October 19th

5 days per week
8:00 AM to 2:40 PM
After School Program (ASP) until 6:00 PM
Small class sizes
TK-8th grade
Call: 530.533.3467 between 8-3PM

New playground coming soon - November 2020!


Please see our October 19th reopening letter!


If Butte County stays in the red tier (Tier 2) for 2 weeks then the school can open for in-person instruction. Target date for reopening for in-person instruction is on Monday, October 19th.


Good morning families!!! ASP will have supper meals and activity packets available for pick-up at Spring Valley School today 10/2 from 12:00-3:30 PM. We hope to see you all soon! Packets will also be available for pick up during normal school office hours beginning Monday!

- Ms. Raynee


Please plan for distance learning to start up again on Thursday 10/1

Spring Valley is no longer in a warning zone.

The road block was moved and Highway 70 is open at Cherokee so people can come and go.

Concow, Yankee Hill, and Big Bend were all reduced from orders to warning.

With these new developments, online distance learning can start back up tomorrow.

If students are still impacted and cannot attend then their absence will be excused. Please call the school at 530.533.3467


Due to fire evac orders, warning, road closures, etc... Concow School / Spring Valley will be closed on Wed. 9/30. If students are able to be online with their chromebook - They can work on assignments - Working on assignments will be optional during this time.


School is cancelled for Tuesday, 9/29/20 due to evac orders, warnings, and road closures.


School is cancelled for Monday, 9/28/20. Please be safe:

The Butte County Sheriff's Office is issuing an IMMEDIATE EVACUATION ORDER for the areas of Pulga, Concow, Big Bend, and Yankee Hill due to fire. Please refer to the Public Map on the BCSO website, for further information or call 833-512-5378.



Dear Concow School @ Spring Valley families:

School / distance learning will begin again on Monday, September 21, 2020. There will be optional check-in zoom meetings for students who are interested and able on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday of this week. Your teachers will reach out with your time.

The majority of our district remains under evacuation orders or warnings. Throughout our community โ€“ families and staff are sheltering in place or evacuated. If you need anything that the school can help with, please let us know.

Our team is closely monitoring the situation. Over the next few days, school staff will begin mitigating the smoke and ash damage in our school buildings in preparation for Monday. Should conditions change, we will reach back out to you.

Thank you,
Mr. Josh Peete
Superintendent โ€“ Golden Feather Union Elementary School District



Dear Concow School @ Spring Valley families:

School / distance learning will be cancelled for Monday, 9/14/20 and Tuesday, 9/15/20. There will be optional check-in zoom meetings for students on Monday and Tuesday. Your teachers will reach out with your time.

The majority of our district remains under evacuation orders or warnings. As of the time of this release, Cherokee and Big Bend are both under evacuation orders with Concow under an evacuation warning. A big factor is wind, which is predicted to increase over the next few days. Our district is under a fire weather watch on Monday according to the National Weather Service. Also, our air quality remains in the hazardous range. Throughout our community โ€“ families and staff are sheltering in place or evacuated. If you need anything that the school can help with, please let us know.

Our team will re-evaluate school / distance learning Tuesday evening after monitoring the beginning of this upcoming week. We will report out an updated plan on Tuesday evening.

Thank you,
Mr. Josh Peete
Superintendent โ€“ Golden Feather Union Elementary School District

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Playground Ribbon Cutting at Spring Valley School



2771 Pentz Road
Concow, CA