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District Announcements
School Closure/Late Start Information
Please see attached letter in the event that school is either closed or starts late due to weather this winter.
Download Letter Here
Highly Capable Program- Kindergarten
Referrals for testing for participation in the Ephrata School District Highly Capable Program for the 2014-15 school year are currently being accepted for Kindergarten students only.  For more information, click HERE.
COLD WEATHER BUS STOPS
With the onset of cold weather we are adding the bus stops below for students that are currently walking to school.   Students who are already riding a bus should remain on their assigned bus.
 
1  stop     H NE & 1st NE  bus 18                      7:45 AM    PM 3:40
2  stop     1st  SE&  F SE  bus  21                     7:40 AM    Pm 3:40
3  stop     2nd SE & F SE  bus  21                     7:43 AM    Pm 3:43
4  stop     3rd SE & D SE  bus   2                      7:30  AM   PM  3:15
5  stop     5th SW through 18 SW   bus 1           7:20  AM   PM  4:00
6  stop     2nd & C SW      bus 18                     7:35 AM     PM  3:40

For questions please contact the Transportation Department.
State Testing Dates for 2014-15 School Year
For list of 2014-15 State Testing Dates Download Here
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING CHANGE
The November 17, 2014 Regular School Board meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, November 24 at 6 pm.  The meeting will be held at the District Office, 499 C ST NW, Ephrata, WA in the regular Board Room.
Supplemental Educational Services
Students at Columbia Ridge Elementary School, Parkway School, and Ephrata Middle School may be eligible for Supplemental Educational Services. For more information, click Here.  
Healthy Celebrations at School
Ephrata School District is promoting Healthy Schools Program Healthy Celebrations.  Click here to learn more.
Learning by Choice 2014
As required by RCW 28A.225.290, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) publishes Learning by Choice every year.  This guide outlines the various enrollment options for parents/guardians and students.  The guide is available on the OPSI webiste at http://www.k12.wa.us/GeneralInfo/pubdocs/LearningByChoice2014.pdf.
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT STRATEGIES

WSLA Letter to Staff  Download Here
WSLA Year 2 Presentation Download Here
POLICIES AND DISTRICT FORMS
Policy 3207 Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (click here)
Policy 4210 Regulations of Dangerous Weapons on School Premises (click here)
Student CHOICE FORM available (click here)
2014-2015 District Adopted Calendar (click here)
 
Non-Discrimination Notice
Ephrata School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title I, Michele Webb, 509-754-5285; Section 504/ADA, Travis Eloff, 509-754-3538; Civil Rights Compliance, Aaron Cummings, 509-754-5285.
El Distrito Escolar de Ephrata no discrimina en sus programas o actividades por motivos de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, condición de veterano de guerra o grado militar, orientación sexual, expresión de género o identidad, discapacidad o uso de perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio, y ofrece igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y a otros grupos de jóvenes especificados.  El empleado mencionado a continuación ha sido designado para atender consultas y quejas de supuesta discriminación: Title IX, Michele Webb, 509-754-5285; Section 504/ADA, Travis Eloff, 509-754-3538; Civil Rights Compliance, Aaron Cummings, 509-754-5285