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Zephyr Cove Elementary School

Douglas County School District - Nevada

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    Zephyr Cove Elementary School 

    School Hours


    Hours: 8:45 AM - 3:18 PM 
    Breakfast: 8:35-8:45 AM
    Due to staffing issues, there is no before school recess time, students are to report to classrooms upon arrival.  Please do not drop off your students prior to 8:35am due to lack of supervision.

    Early Out Days (select Mondays on calendar)  8:45am-1:50pm

    Minimum Day (12/4 & 6/17) 8:45am - 12:45pm

    90 Minute Delayed Start (due to weather) 10:15 AM - 3:10 PM (Buses will run 90 minutes late on these days.)

    Welcome Back Mighty Cubs! 
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    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
    School Master Calendar
    Kinder Registration

    Now enrolling for 2021-2022 school year.

    Students must be 5 years old by Sept 30 to enroll.

    Visit to register online.


    For more information call the school at



    2020-2021 Updates



    All 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade students will be taking the State mandated SBAC tests from 4/20 to 4/30 from 9am until lunch.  Attendance for these students on testing dates helps accomplish this process.  Please be on time and avoid any appointments during the testing dates.  Also, make sure that your student gets a good nights sleep, has a good breakfast and does their best on these assessments. 

    Check with your teacher for exact testing dates for your class.



    Spring Break week is April 12 to April 16, with students returning to campus on Monday, April 19.

    Upcoming Spirit Days


    Friday, March 26 is CRAZY SOCK DAY

    Friday, April 2 is ZCES GEAR

    Friday, April 9 is NEON GEAR

    COVID Parent Commitment
    Parent Commitment for students and staff safety.
    DCSD Parent Daily Screener
    Please use this daily screener to keep our school healthy.


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

    Cross Country 

    Girls Basketball

    Boys Basketball

    Girls Volleyball 

    Track & Field 

    Please contact the school for more information regarding these programs.