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2023-2024 EMS Handbook


At the Ephrata School District, we exist for kids and learning. We are deeply committed to every child’s journey and we’re driven to make sure that every child graduates ready for career and life. This “Rights and Responsibilities” handbook is a tool to share the policies, procedures and laws relevant to promoting and enforcing our expectations for positive and caring learning environments. When we work together and share high expectations for responsible, respectful character, we can ensure students grow in positive ways and learn from teachable moments. 

Please dedicate time to review this important information with your student(s) and consider this a resource guide to assist you in communicating the high expectations we share. Thank you for your partnership and reinforcing our high expectations for safe and respectful schools. 

Best wishes for a successful school year!  

Tim Payne
Superintendent, Ephrata School District

Handbook Sections

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General Information

Review general information for the school year, including attendance and dress code.

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Student Conduct

Understand behavioral expectations for all Ephrata students during the school year

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School Services

Learn about services offered, including Special Services, Nutrition and more.

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Health & Student Information

Find school nurses, health procedures and release of student information.

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Activities, Athletics and Clubs

Student conduct expectations for activities, sports and clubs for the next school year.

Important Contacts

District Office (509) 754-2474
Bus Garage (509) 754-3311
Food Services (509) 754-4401
Special Services (509) 754-3538



Grant County Mental Health Crisis Line: (509) 765-1717
or Text "Home" to 741741

24-Hour Crisis Line: Call or Text 968

SafeSchools Tip-Line: (509) 761-3273
or email