Due to hazardous road conditions persisting through Monday, all students and staff will have a distance-learning day on Monday, Dec. 6.  On Tuesday, students who have their own transportation to school can resume in-person attendance.


Please click/tap here to read an important letter from Director Tara Lere.
Due to 50% of our transportation staff being exposed to COVID-19, we must temporarily halt our bus and van transportation.  We will use a Distance Learning model from 12/1 to 12/10, returning to fully in-person on Monday, 12/13.  Read the letter linked above for full details.  Students CAN CHOOSE to attend in-person if they are symptom free and have their own transportation to and from ERATS, but they must choose one learning method; students cannot switch between in-person and distance learning unless Administration approves.

Face coverings are required for all students and staff in our classroom areas and vehicles.  Federal mandate requires face coverings on all school buses and vans.

Free COVID-19 Testing Available:

Please contact our school nurse if you need more information about free COVID testing.  Our school nurse, Jessica Rintala, will be offering free COVID tests every Monday from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.  If we host another after-school testing event, it will be announced here and on Facebook.  

 
COVID-19 Safety Plan

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.  ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF must wear masks while school is in session unless actively eating or drinking.  Staff will accommodate students who need short "mask breaks" during class time.
  2.  Masks are REQUIRED on all school buses and vans by federal mandate.
  3.  Everyone should use hand sanitizer and wash 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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Go to 'Parent Resources' above, and then tap 'Application to Enroll.'  

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Executive Director Tara Lere
tlere@mnerats.org   
or call 218 744-7965 ext. 1100
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