Graduation Ceremonies
To accommodate social-distancing rules, ERATS will hold three graduation ceremonies:  Thursday, May 21; Thursday, June 4; and Saturday, June 20.
All ceremonies will begin at 6pm at the school.  Directions for attending and parking will be given to each student.  Limited attendance will be allowed due to COVID-19 guidelines.
Check our Facebook page to view our ceremony online!  The live feed will begin at approximately 5:50pm.
Students will work with Director Hendi and our staff to schedule their ceremony date.

Last Day of School for Grades 9-11:  Wednesday, May 20
Wednesday, May 20, was the last official day of school.  Please contact teachers if you have any questions or have materials to return to the school.

Summer School:  Begins June 1
Our staff will determine if you are eligible for our June summer session.  You will be contacted the week of May 26 for enrollment.  We are still working-out details to comply with state social-distancing rules, so thank you for your patience!

*Free Yearbooks* (available in late July)
Remember:  all students will receive free yearbooks.  We are taking pictures at all three graduation ceremonies, so we will submit our materials to the publisher at the end of June.  They estimate delivery of our books approximately July 20, and we will post info here and on Facebook about how you will get your copy.  :)

Info from Mrs. Hendrickson ('Hendi'):
Hello parents and guardians of ERATS students,
Here's what you need to know about our school's distance learning plan that started Monday, March 30th.
Most importantly for everyone:
*  Even though we can't be in the building together, all students will still be able to earn school credits during this time
*  Calling, texting, and online communications will keep students in daily contact with teachers and staff to help them with schoolwork
*  Students will be able to work on schoolwork anytime during their day, not just 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
*  All teachers and paraprofessionals will be available for help, Monday - Friday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm  
*  All students were contacted by their advising teacher on Monday, March 30th by noon with schoolwork information 
*  (Staff meets daily online at 2:00 pm)
Specific to our 12th grade students and families:
*  Seniors will still be able to complete work and graduate this spring!
*  We are still hoping to hold graduation as scheduled on Thursday, May 21st, 2020
*  If we can't have a large ceremony, we will have smaller ceremonies as allowed by Minnesota Dept of Health guidelines at that time
*  No matter what, graduates will get caps, gowns, tassels, and diplomas and will be able to get pictures with family and close friends!
For all families:
*  Some teachers have prepared packets, kits, or paper-pencil materials
*  Some teachers have prepared online materials for students to work on
*  Students will be receiving packet work and kits Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays as needed
*  Our transportation staff has been delivering meals and will take on the responsibility of getting materials to students
*  These schoolwork drop offs will generally be 9 am - noon on M, W, and F
*  Online materials will generally be accessible through cell phones, though in some cases (ex: yearbook class) a computer will be necessary 
*  Students will be marked "in attendance" by making daily contact with their teachers, especially their advising teacher or para
*  This contact can be texting, calling, emailing, other online class communications, or by submitting online work
*  These contacts are logged daily into an attendance and progress system
*  If a student is not in contact with their advising teacher for (2) consecutive school days, parents will be contacted
*  If a student is not in contact with their advising teacher for (5) consecutive school days, outside agencies may be alerted to ensure student safety at that time 
If your child does not have any access to the internet at this time:
*  We are working with families on a case-by-case basis to get students online access as it is needed
*  Please email or call me, Mrs Hendrickson (Hendi) at or (218) 750-2980 
More information will follow.  If you are friends or family with any other ERATS parents or guardians, please pass on this initial information.   We are trying our best to contact all families directly, but any and all help is appreciated!
Thanks so much,
Amy Hendrickson - Teacher and School Director
(218) 750-2980 (cell phone)
(218) 744-7965 (main school phone, leave message at #0)

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