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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 775-485-6382Goldfield 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 Welcome


Welcome back to the first normal year of school in three years!  On behalf of the Esmeralda County School Board and administration you are once again invited to participate in the adventure of another wonderful school year.  Summer is a terrific time for exploration, fun, and reconnecting with family.  This new school year will also be a fantastic time to explore new books, subjects, and learning; to make new friends and reconnect with old friends. Our dedicated teachers are already in their rooms, excitedly putting together new decorations, learning opportunities, and fun.  It’s going to be great!


To our students: I wish to offer each of you a special welcome, because you are why we are here! You are the greatest.  We love you and look forward to this exciting year of hands-on, interactive learning.  This year you can expect art, music, PE, field trips, sports, hands-on activities, computer enriched learning, and teachers that care about you!  Come ready to learn.  Come ready to make friends.  Come every day!


To our parents: Thank you for trusting us enough to share your family with us.  It is an honor to be able to work with you and your children to help build a brighter future!  We value parent input and involvement.  Your partnership with your school is essential, so please keep in contact with your child’s teachers.  We are here to serve you and create a learning environment children love.  Let’s work together to achieve that goal.


To our staff: I hope you enjoyed a well-deserved few weeks for yourself and with family and friends.  It is a joy to be in a profession that values family and family time as much as our’s does.  As educators, we get to be on the front lines of building a better tomorrow.  I’m excited to enter classrooms this year that are full of learning, fun, excitement, and creativity.  Remember, you aren’t working alone.  You have your school team, district grade level team, and a host of support staff and parents that are standing with you to do this great work!  We are counting on you to lead the way, but it takes a village.  Your village is with you!


The school year is 2022-2023 and we are going to have a GREAT year!!


James D. Fossett, Superintendent

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 Roger Ottolino, Counselor Esmeralda County School District PO Box 560, Goldfield, NV 89013 775-485-6382 Secondary Winifred L. Sanderson, HR Director 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