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Columbia Ridge Handbook


Columbia Ridge Elementary Families:

Columbia Ridge is a wonderful place to learn, grow and succeed. We hope your child finds their time at Columbia Ridge to be rewarding and memorable. Our staff is dedicated to helping every student. We believe it takes a team approach. Our school motto is “All staff, all students, all the time.” Together we can help every child succeed.

We are committed to helping your child be successful socially, emotionally, and academically. We believe each child is capable of reaching their potential and we are determined to find the path to help them be successful. We strive at Columbia Ridge to teach teamwork, promote kindness and strive for success for all students.

It is my hope that the information in this handbook will answer many of your questions. I encourage you to read this book with your child and to keep it for future reference.

We welcome and encourage families to visit and get involved. We have a very active PTO-Parent Teacher Organization that would welcome your support. Always remember to check in at the office when you come to school so we can provide a safe environment for all.

We put safety first when it comes to your child. Your child is with us for up to seven hours a day and we want to provide the best care for them while at our school. Our caring and dedicated staff is here to help team with you to help your child have a wonderful school experience. If a situation arises that affects your child’s well-being please come and see us.

This is going to be a great year and I hope to see you at our many school events.


Karla Williams
Principal, Columbia Ridge Elementary

Handbook Sections

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General Information

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

Students using Chromebooks

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.

Columbia Ridge Elementary

Columbia Ridge  Guidelines

Guidelines for the Columbia Ridge that supplement District regulations.

Important Contacts

EMS Office (509) 754-4659
Bus Garage (509) 754-3311
Food Services (509) 754-4401
Special Services (509) 754-3538
District Office (509) 754-2474


Staff Directory

Columbia Ridge Elementary: (509) 754-2882

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