In partnership with the Nevada Department of Public Safety, the SafeVoice program provides students a safe place to submit tips concerning their own safety or that of others. A fully trained professional team of experts responds in an appropriate manner 24/7/365. Tips always stay anonymous. The SafeVoice reporting system can be accessed by clicking on this link: or calling 833-216-SAFE. District SafeVoice Coordinator is Linda Kile.


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Esmeralda County School District

James D. Fossett, Superintendent, EsCSD

Physical Address
Goldfield:  5th & Ramsey, Goldfield, NV 89013
Dyer:  MM 11 Hwy 264, Dyer, Nevada 89010
Mailing:  P.O. Box 129
Dyer, Nevada 89010
Goldfield Office 775-485-6382

Goldfield Office Fax 775-485-3511
Dyer Office 775-572-3250
Dyer Office Fax 775-572-3310

Dr. M. Neil Terhune

*A translated copy of this document will be made available upon request by calling 775-572-3250. 

* Una copia traducida de este documento estará disponible a pedido llamando al 775-572-3250.

Superintendent’s Board Report for December 2022   

James D. Fossett

General Comments:  

We have successfully completed the fall semester of school for the 2022-2023 school year.  The EsCSD school board members and superintendent have met with school boards and superintendents from all over the state of Nevada at the NASB Annual Conference.  The highly dedicated and motivated people in Esmeralda County, as well as all the other counties from around Nevada, spent several productive days addressing a wide range of education issues.  

Important Dates:

District PLC & Safety Dev. Committee December 6th - Tuesday 1:00 PM

Dyer Christmas Program December 6th - Wednesday 6:00 PM

School in Session Friday December 9th - Friday School Day

Board Meeting December 13th -Tuesday in Goldfield 4:00 PM

Goldfield/Silver Peak Christmas Program December 14th - Wednesday 6:00

Winter Break Starts December 19th - Winter Break

School Back in Session for 2nd Semester January 9th - Back to School


Students and their music teachers have been preparing for the Christmas programs coming up this month.  We are looking forward to those evening performances.  Eight EsCSD students placed at the state level in the Conservation District Art Contest. First place winners at various grade levels include: Armando Gonzalez, Thiago Leyva-Ibarra, and Omar Arias.  Each student received $50 in prize money!  Second place winners at various grade levels include: Tennessee Halpin-Saunders, Jesus Arias, Juan Pablo Arias, and Julissa Jimenez-Carrillo.  Each student received $30 in prize money!  Third place winner Mya Vaughn received $20 in prize money!  All of these students plus: Leslie Maxine Rains, Vanessa Jimenez-Carrillo, Alyssa Torres Romero, Omar Arias, and Michael Abbott placed in the Esmeralda County qualifying art contest which paid $55 for 1st place, $40 for 2nd place, and $30 for 3rd place!  We are so proud of these budding artists and their works of art.

PLC/Safety Committee:  

Our monthly PLC/Safety Committee meeting in December will focus on oversight of schools during breaks, and addressing new technology to combat choking hazards.  Our site level PLCs have addressed interventions, end of semester projects, and reading instructional practice, along with many other site specific issues.  

District Facilities and Bus Update:  

Thanks to many staff members stepping up to do bussing work, we are wrapping up a semester with students reliably getting to school safely, on time, with caring adults to transport them.  Special thanks to Manny DeLuna for being willing to extend his responsibilities to transporting students in Goldfield.


Wendy and Anabel are not often mentioned by name in these reports, but there are few things that happen in this district that they are not involved with.  Special thanks to these two great women who make sure everyone gets paid on time, state and district level reports get done right and on time, and know where pretty much everything goes!  MaryAnn is completing our first semester with a rework of Infinite Campus (IC) grading and input with the help of an IC trainer.  The background task of registrar and oversight for IC, is one of the most important programs we maintain.  Thank you MaryAnn for doing this critical district task.  Thanks to our instructional staff for maintaining a classroom environment of caring and learning.  The two go hand in hand and they can be seen everywhere we go in this district.  The state climate surveys have just come out and EsCSD compares very favorably to the schools in Nevada.  We are proud of the work and accomplishments of the great people serving in Esmeralda County Schools and the wonderful students and families we have the privilege of serving!

Notice of Nondiscrimination


Esmeralda County School District (“District”) does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activities operated by the District. The District is prohibited from such discrimination by Title IX, and the prohibition against such discrimination extends to employment.
The District’s Title IX Coordinator(s):

Primary Jasmine Simental, District Coordinator, Esmeralda County School District PO Box 335, Dyer, NV 89010 775-572-3250 Secondary Winifred L. Sanderson, HR, Esmeralda County School District PO Box 129, Dyer, NV 89010 775-572-3250

Inquiries about the application of Title IX to the District may be referred to the District’s Title IX Coordinator, or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202, or both.

Vision, Mission, Belief Statements

VISION STATEMENT We envision a highly effective district-wide safe and orderly Professional Learning Community that results in a premier school of highly engaged and highly motivated students preparing for High School and 21st Century College, Career and Citizenship responsibilities.

MISSION STATEMENT Our mission is to create a safe and orderly environment with a highly effective PK-8 district-wide Professional Learning Community that appropriately delivers NVCCSS to a rural student population that will result in a 100% graduation of eighth grade students adequately prepared for High School responsibilities.


  1. WE BELIEVE that all students can learn at high levels.

  2. WE BELIEVE that this can best be achieved by becoming and performing as Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). We will be guided by three questions: A. What is it we want our students to learn? B. How will we know our students have learned? C. What will we do when they do not learn?

  3. WE BELIEVE in providing a learning environment that fosters citizenship, a high level of health and physical fitness; and one that supports a moral/ethical approach to the challenges of our current society, to college and to career readiness.

  4. WE BELIEVE in providing a learning environment that fosters respect for social and individual diversity.

  5. WE BELIEVE that “Family and Community Engagement in Public Schools” is critical to student success.

Office Schedule

Monday through Thursday, Fridays when school is in session

7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Dyer Office 775-572-3250

Goldfield Office 775-485-6352