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Student Health Services

Healthy students can better focus in the classroom, enjoy activities with their classmates and be ready to take on new challenges each day. 

The Ephrata School District and our school nurses are committed to advancing the well-being, academic success and lifelong achievement and health of our students. Our main priority is to keep students healthy, safe, in school and ready to learn.

School nurses provide numerous health related services for our schools, including:

  • Maintenance of district compliance with state-mandated vision, hearing and immunization documentation
  • Overseeing student health issues and development of individual health care plans
  • Distribution of health information to students, families and staff
  • Overseeing student medication administration

Your student's health is very important to us. Should your child have a medical condition and/or need medication at school, contact us and let us know. 

Student Health Information

School Nurses

Pam Cleveringa, RN, BSN
(509) 754-7232

Ephrata High School
Tiger Cub Preschool

Shellie Hansen, RN, BSN
(509) 754-7233

Ephrata Middle School
Parkway Intermediate School

Brandy Hawkins, RN
(509) 754-7267

Columbia Ridge Elementary
Grant Elementary

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The Ephrata School District Testing Center is CLOSED.

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Too Sick for School?

Students and staff are required to stay home when they are not feeling well and stay home until they feel better. They should test negative for COVID.  Please stay home if you have any of these symptoms:

  • Congestion
  • Runny nose
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Fever 100.4+ or chills
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Loss of smell/taste
  • Cough (new or worsening)

Proof of negative COVID test results are not required for return to school. Please notify your child's school of any positive test.


What to do if You don't feel well

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