Carl Brownfield Spotlight
Carl Brownfield Spotlight

Our amazing school board president was highlight in the NASB spring newsletter.


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 Jasmine Simental.

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


a month ago

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 May 2024

James D. Fossett, Superintendent

Important Dates:

  • Goldfield/Silver Peak -Spring Program/Awards Night May 15th - 6:00 PM
  • Dyer -Spring Program/Awards Night May 23th - 6:00 PM
  • Memorial Day May 27th  - Monday No School
  • Mustang Round Up May 28th -Silver Peak Elementary
  • School Board Meeting May 28th     - Dyer 5:00 PM
  • Goldfield VHS Graduation May 29th -Goldfield 6:00 PM
  • Goldfield Graduation May 29th - Goldfield 6:30 PM
  • Dyer Graduation (PK, K, 8, VHS) May 30th     - Dyer 5:30 PM
  • Last Day of School May 30th     - Summer Break
  • Superintendents’ Academy June 10th-11th -Lake Tahoe 
  • Goldfield/Silver Peak Summer School June 10th-20th -8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Dyer Summer School June 17th-27th -8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

General Comments: We had a great track meet again this year in Dyer. The whole district showed up with almost as many parents as we had students! We are so grateful for all the community support and special thanks to all the staff members who showed up, and worked hard. The 8th grade trip was a big success with many happy students returning tired but happy. There is a lot going on this month. Check the dates above for the events happening in your community.

PLC/Safety Committee: The focus this month was school/student safety through better mental health and greater awareness on the part of all staff members about at-risk behaviors. We have also found a suitable vape detection system that will be installed this summer in our schools. 

District Facilities and Bus Update: EsCSD has purchased 2019 buses for Dyer School. They are beautiful, new looking, and a big improvement on our older buses. Goldfield is next up with a bus purchase planned for this summer.

Superintendent: This has been an amazing year of progress, hard work, and success. Students and teachers have done an outstanding job and deserve this summer break! See the calendar dates above for the summer school scheduled in your area and remember, a book a week is a great way to spend your summer!

Vision, Mission, Belief Statements


Our vision at Esmeralda County School District is to foster a nurturing environment where every child thrives academically, emotionally, and socially. We aim to cultivate a community where curiosity is nurtured, individuality is celebrated, and learning is a lifelong journey. Through collaborative partnerships between students, educators, and families, we aspire to empower each child to reach their full potential and become compassionate, confident, and responsible members of society.

Mission Statement

At Esmeralda County School District, our mission is to provide a holistic and innovative education that nurtures the whole child. We are committed to fostering a dynamic learning environment where every student is valued, challenged, and supported. Through personalized instruction, rigorous academic standards, and diverse enrichment opportunities, we strive to inspire a love for learning and cultivate critical thinking, creativity, and resilience in our students. By fostering a culture of collaboration, inclusivity, and continuous improvement, we empower our students to become lifelong learners, compassionate leaders, and contributing members of a global community. Together, we are shaping the future, one child at a time.

Belief Statements

1. We believe in the inherent potential of all students to achieve excellence academically, emotionally, and socially, in alignment with our vision of fostering a nurturing environment where every child thrives

2. We believe that realizing this potential is best achieved through the collaborative framework of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), guided by our mission of providing personalized instruction and diverse enrichment opportunities.

3. We believe in cultivating a learning environment that prioritizes citizenship, physical well-being, and moral integrity, preparing students for the challenges of the 21st century and beyond.

4. We believe in fostering a culture of respect for social and individual diversity, in line with our vision of celebrating individuality and inclusivity.

5. We believe that meaningful engagement with families and community organizations is essential to the success of our students, reflecting our mission of collaboration and partnership in shaping the future leaders of tomorrow.

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.