COVID-19 Safety Plan

Dear ERATS Parents, Guardians, and Students,

We would like to welcome our students back into a clean and sanitized environment.  Please take a few minutes to read our Return to School Plan and what our expectations are if your household is exposed to Covid-19. 

Return to School Plan:

  1.  Our school board is STRONGLY RECOMMENDING that ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF wear masks indoors.
  2.  Masks are still REQUIRED on all school buses and vans by federal mandate.
  3.  If ERATS has to switch to distance learning again, masks will then be mandated for all students, staff, and visitors.
  4.  Everyone should be using hand sanitizer and washing your hands as often as possible. 

 
What happens if you are exposed or get sick with COVID?

Situation A:
If you are exposed and need to quarantine, but you are still feeling well and can attend classes online:

  • Parents/Guardians must call into the school (744-7965) and let Sarah know so she can inform teachers that you have been exposed and will be working from home. 
  • Students will be EXPECTED to Zoom into their classes for attendance (this is taken every period) and participate via Zoom/Google classroom during their classes. 
  • Students are responsible for accessing all their assignments and keeping in contact with teachers regarding missing work. 
  • We encourage you to get tested, and you should not return to school until you have a negative test result.
  • If you do not wish to get tested, you must quarantine for 10 days and are expected to return after that period is over.


Situation B:
If you are exposed and are NOT feeling well during quarantine and CANNOT perform your duties from home:

  • Parents/Guardians must call into the school (744-7965) and let Sarah know that you have been exposed and are NOT feeling well.
  • Students will be responsible for contacting their teacher to receive their missing assignments once they are feeling better.
  • Rest and get better.
  • We encourage you to get tested and you should not return to school until you have a negative test result or have quarantined for 14-days following your positive test result.
  • If you do not wish to get tested you must quarantine for 10 days following the exposure.
  • Please do not return to school if you still have a fever without taking medication for 24 hours. 


Our school nurse, Jessica Rintala, will be offering FREE Covid tests every Monday from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Thank you for your cooperation.  We look forward to seeing our students back in class!

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