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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 for the summer.

    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: 8:50 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.)

    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

    2020-2021 School Year Update - 


    We are planning on providing information specific to the  program at Zephyr Cove available by 8/7.  The current plan calls for students to be on site daily.  However, with the current situation being fluid, we may have to make adjustments to do what is best for our families and staff.

    However, DCSD is offering a full online program for interested families.  For more information, please click this link to visit Douglas Nevada Online.  Registration deadline for this program is 8/7 at 4pm.

    Registration for the 2020-2021 school year is taking place.  Please contact the office to take care of enrollment - 775-588-4574.

    School Master Calendar

    Give back to ZCES using FLIPGIVE

    Did you know that you can shop online and in person at certain businesses and they will give back a percentage of the sale to the school?  What a great way to give back to ZCES while taking care of your everyday experiences!
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    Family Resources during COVID-19

    Here are some links to some family resources during this time.  If you need anything, please reach out by calling the school at 775-588-4574.  We have access to counselors and social workers in the District to support families.

    AT&T is offering access for limited time - AT&T ACCESSS

    Protecting your mental health - Lifesaver Blog

    Tips for using the Nevada Unemployment Insurance - NUI FAQ

    Nevada Unemployment Insurance - NUI

    F.I.S.H. Gardnerville –Food Bank/Thrift Items
    Address: 1561 U.S. Hwy 395 N, Minden, NV 89423
    Hours: Tues to Fri 9AM–5:30PM
    Saturday 9AM–4PM
    Sunday Closed
    Phone: (775) 783-3474

    Garden Domes
    Grow Domes 10/25/19

    Garden DOMES Are a Work in Progress.

    Exciting News!! The garden domes are built at ZCES.

    We've had an amazing group of engineers, excavators, contractors, and volunteers work over the Fall Break and get the garden domes constructed.  We are working on getting the interiors squared away so we can get things growing in the Spring!

    Thank you to all that had a "hand" in getting this accomplished.  A HUGE thank you to Amy Cranch for her hard work and efforts to get this idea to a reality!

    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!


    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.