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Zephyr Cove Elementary School

Douglas County School District - Nevada

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    Zephyr Cove Elementary School 

    School Hours


    Hours: 8:50 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


    We are currently taking online orders on our new design for ZCES logowear.  We have wearable gear available for order.  Please visit  to see what the options and costs are for the new merchandise.  Orders need to be placed by December 5, 2019 in hopes that delivery will occur before Winter Break.  Payments in the form of cash or check can be sent into the school (payable to ZCES.)  Thank you for taking a look!


    Strategic Planning Committee

    for Lake Schools

    Zephyr Cove Elementary School and George Whittell High School are looking to create a Strategic Planning Committee to help drive the "Lake Schools" of Douglas County School District.  Interested parties are asked to serve a 1 or 2 year term on this committee.  Committees will meet quarterly to help establish a focus for the Lake Schools in order to provide a top tier educational K-12 experience.  Applications accepted through December 15, 2019.  Please apply here -->  APPLICATION.

    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!

    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.