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Zephyr Cove Elementary School

Douglas County School District - Nevada

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    Welcome Back Mighty Cubs! 
    Welcome Back with Mighy Cub logo
    Our Mission

    Every student, Every lesson, Every day.

    • Intimate, small school setting
    • Highly Qualified Teachers
    • Differentiated Instruction
    • Gifted & Talented Instruction
    • Music, Art, PE, STEAM programs
    • Reading Specialist, Reading Interventionist, ELL Specialist, Resource Specialist
    • Tahoe Place-Based Education: Science curriculum aligned to NGSS and adapted to each grade level with hands-on inquiry based instruction and escorted field trips designed to teach preservation and stewardship of Lake Tahoe
    • Active and supportive Parent Club
    Welcome New Students!

    1st day of school for Grades 1-6 is Monday, August 26. 

    Kindergarten 1st day of school is Thursday, August 29.  

    Call (775-588-4574) or stop by the school today to enroll your students!

    We look forward to seeing you!  


    Please click on the link to view the 2019-2020 School Year Welcome Letter -

    Mr. Lear, Cubby and Mr. Ryan

    Welcome to Zephyr Cove Elementary School!

    Mr. Lear and Mr. Ryan are the new site administrators at Zephyr Cove Elementary School and George Whittell High School...

    We are both excited to begin the new school year with students and families!  We look forward to meeting everyone very soon.

    Please check Infinite Campus beginning August 19 to find out your student's classroom assignment for the 2019-2020 school year. Thank you for your patience with this as we are trying to move forward as fast as possible.

    Back to School! Students return on Monday, August 26 and may be on campus at 8:30 am. Be sure to call our office with any questions you have about the new school year.  Kindergarten families, please note that your students 1st day will be Thursday, August 29, 2019.  Please contact the school at 775-588-4574 to arrange an assessment appointment for your student.

    Zephyr Cove Elementary School 

    School Hours


    Hours: 8:50 AM - 3:10 PM 
    Breakfast: 8:30-8:45 AM
    (supervised recess begins at 8:30 AM)
    Minimum Day Hours: 8:50 AM - 12:40 PM

    90 Minute Staff Prof Learning Late Start Hours: 10:15 AM - 3:10 PM (Supervised recess begins at 10:00 AM and buses will run 90 minutes late on these days.)

    School Master Calendar
    Community Event

    Please join us at the Tahoe Douglas Fire Community Fundraiser on Fri, Aug 23 from 4-6pm.

    Click here for event details.




    I dreamed I stood in a studio and watched two sculptors there. 

    The clay they used was a young child’s mind and they fashioned it with care.

    One was a teacher---the tools she used were books, music, and art.

    The other, a parent, worked with a guiding hand and a gentle, loving heart.

    Day after day the teacher toiled with touch that was deft and sure, while the parent labored by her side and polished and smoother it over.

    And when at last their task was done, they were proud of what they had wrought, for the things they molded into the child, could neither be sold nor bought.

    And each agreed they would have failed if each had worked alone, for behind the parent stood the school and behind the teacher, the home.