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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


    Exciting News!! The time is finally here for the building of our new garden domes at ZCES.

    This Friday, Oct 18, will be the first day of construction and we need volunteers to assist with the building of the domes from Fri., Oct 18 - Wed., Oct 23. We have Rodney, a Supervisor from Growing Spaces, flying in to oversee the construction, so we are asking people with some building knowledge and tools to help out.

    We need 4-5 volunteers each day and below is a sign up link. We will start at 8:00am and finish roughly around 4pm, weather depending.

    Volunteers are asked to bring basic tools including a hammer, gloves, cordless drill, and a variety of bits, (tort / star drive T-20 and T-25), if available.

    We've had an amazing group of engineers, excavators, and contractors volunteering much of their time to help get this project underway, and now it's up to us, our parents and community to help see it get finished. Please sign up where you can, and if building isn't an option, we would also welcome coffee, treats, etc., to keep the crew going.

    It's been a lot of work getting to this point, and the end is in sight. Myself, the kids, and ZCES appreciate your support. Thank you for helping where you can.

    - Amy Cranch

    Parent Club Board Member / Volunteer / Dome Project Coordinator

    Sign up here!

    2019-2020 Walkathon

    Was a SUCCESS!!!!  The students, staff and parents completed an awesome event.  The weather was perfect as the students made their way around the course and the laps were counted.  A special thank you to the sponsors, Parent Club and Holly Claypatch for all the help and support.  A reminder that pledges are due on Oct 11 and the PRIZE ASSEMBLY will be on (DATE CHANGE) Oct 28 at 2:15pm.  

    Walkathon Lap Winners

    Kindergarten - Zahara Anderson & Jack Reneer

    1st Grade - Emme Reichle & Ryland Goodwin

    2nd Grade - Kendyl Baker & Xander Withers

    3rd Grade - Emily Varela & Zayne Claypatch

    4th Grade - Mia Leeper & Isaac Cortez

    5th Grade - Maddie Slater & Zach Claypatch

    6th Grade - Caroline Schilling & Baron Younger

    Spirit and Pledge Winners announced at Assembly on Oct 28.

    Mr. Lear, Cubby and Mr. Ryan

    And, we are off... 

    The 2019-2020 school year is looking great!


    We want to thank all the families who have introduced themselves to us at the beginning of the school year.  We are humbled by the hospitality shown.

    We are excited to announce that our enrollment has grown overall and have welcomed 21 new kindergarteners to understand what it means to be a Zephyr Cove Cub!

    We also want to pass along the message that anyone is welcome to come in and volunteer.  You will need to complete and submit a volunteer application found in the Parent Resources section of this site before you can assist in the school.  Don't worry, we will work with you in getting that done.

    We look forward to working with the incredible students and families of ZCES to make this the best year ever!

    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 Delayed 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


    At ZCES, 6th grade students can participate in the Middle School Sports Programs at Whittell High School.  The sports are as follows:

    Cross Country - Sept - Oct

    Girls Basketball - Sept - Oct

    Boys Basketball - Oct - Dec

    Girls Volleyball - Jan - Feb

    Track & Field - April - May

    Please contact the school for more information regarding these programs.