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Zephyr Cove Elementary School

Douglas County School District - Nevada

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    MyON Reading

    The Nevada Department of Education is offering this free reading program for students in PK-12.

    Here's a video explaining the program.

    Here's a flyer with directions on how to access this program.

    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
    Parent Club Annual Elections

    On Monday, May 17 the Parent Club will be meeting to discuss upcoming projects for ZCES and it is the annual election of officers.  The Parent Club is a vital support for the educational opportunities of the students at ZCES and your involvement is encouraged.  The meeting happens right after school (3:30pm) by the Garden Domes on the 17th.  Hope to see you all there.

    2021-2022 Registration Info

    The required Annual Update and Review of your child's contact information will be available on your DCSD Infinite Campus parent portal on May 1, 2021. This required annual process has moved from paper format to the electronic parent portal and provides the  District with the most current and accurate contact and health information in case of an emergency for your child. Updating this information will ensure that we are able to reach you in the most efficient and timely manner.

    Just click More on the sidebar, then click Online Registration to begin. Thank you very much for taking a few moments to review and update this important information. 

    Annual Update

    School Master Calendar
    Kinder Registration

    Now enrolling for 2021-2022 school year.

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

    For more information call the school at

     775-588-4574 or the District Registration Hotline at 775-392-1470.


    2020-2021 Updates

    Save the Date


    On May 10, the District will be holding a virtual event regarding Mental Health.


    Please see the flyer attached for more information.



    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.

    Upcoming Spirit Days


    Friday, April 30 is INSIDE OUT DAY

    Friday, May 7 is ZCES GEAR

    Friday, May 14 is RAINBOW DAY

    Friday, May 21 is ZCES GEAR

    Friday, May 28 is COLOR DAY - Kinder - RED, 1st - ORANGE, 2nd - YELLOW, 3rd - GREEN, 4th - BLUE, 5th - WHITE, 6th - BLACK


    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.