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The Rural Schools Collaborative Grant monies are available! :) We have received $750 for plants and soils development.

The K-4th grades well be working with soil and native plantings on the west side of the school to develop that area into an outdoor educational 'room'. The proposed development map can be seen in Room 2. 

For further information visit classroom 1 & 2. A schedule of our work dates will be posted.Volunteers are welcome!

We are planning a Field Trip to Turtle Bay to tour their arboretum and gather ideas. The date will be announced.

Many thanks to Ember Swan for writing the grant for our outdoor classroom.


Posted by: Linda Swayne
Published: 2/5/18

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November 30th - all grades will be attending the Cascade Christmas! Please make sure to turn in permission slips and let your student's teacher know if you are able to help drive.


December 7th - FGWS Christmas Program - we expect to have a special guest visit us!


December 20th - Classroom Christmas Parties


December 21th - January 8th - Christmas Break

Posted by: Erin Stidham
Published: 11/27/17

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Hello Parents!

Just a note that School Pictures are on Thursday, October 12th, 2017. The make up day is on November 17th.


Thank you

Posted by: Erin Stidham
Published: 9/27/17

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Construction continues at French Gulch-Whiskeytown School, and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone back on Wednesday, August 16th at 8:10 AM. If you are wanting to get your student's enrollment packet done before school starts please contact Kristin via email at or by phone at 530-359-2151 or you may text Erin at 530-359-8001.

Posted by: Erin Stidham
Published: 7/24/17

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Thanks to Ember Swan for writing the "Grants in Place" grant and congratulations to both Ember and Linda Swayne for receiving this grant that will help towards developing the primary outdoor classroom-butterfly garden!


"The Rural Schools Collaborative has awarded Ember Swan and Linda Swayne, primary teachers at French Gulch-Whiskeytown School, a $750 Grants in Place award for a native plants and butterfly garden for their outdoor classroom. The plants will be purchased from the California Native Plants Society, and Whiskeytown National Park and Recreation Area staff will provide instruction for students in correct planting procedures. Students and community members will help prepare the land, and the garden is expected to be completed by next November. The French Gulch-Whiskeytown School award was one of 36 that was chosen from more than 125 applications to the Grants in Place program."


Read the full article at

Posted by: Erin Stidham
Published: 7/3/17

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PLEASE BE AWARE WE HAVE CONSTRUCTION UNDERWAY AT THE SCHOOL. We are experiencing intermittent issues with phones and fax. If you are unable to reach the school between the hours of 7-3 please call Erin Stidham at 530-359-8001 and leave a message. If you are requesting a CUM record please email

Posted by: Erin Stidham
Published: 6/12/17