MCA Testing (Reading, Math, and Science)
The Department of Education has decided that schools will administer the yearly MCA tests. 
The data will be used to track how COVID has impacted learning across the state and nation. 
Instead of testing all on one day, cohorts will arrange small testing groups over the next few weeks. 
We hope to start testing small groups on April 19 and have all testing completed by about May 10.
For more information about these tests, go up to the Student Life tab and select "Testing Schedule."
You can also contact your student's cohort team or the Testing Coordinator Ms. Falgier.

Vaccine Information for Students
Students age 16 and older can receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Community Vaccine Clinic at
Ely Government Service Center   (
320 Miners Drive East, Ely MN)

Wednesday, May 12th: 1:00pm-4:00pm

This clinic is for anyone age 16+*

** Individuals who are 16 or 17 years old will need to be accompanied by a parent, or be living independently and emancipated from their parents **

Appointments recommended, but we will accommodate walk ins as we are able.
Register here:

The Pfizer vaccine will be administered. Second dose shots will be issued in 3 weeks at the same location.

Vaccine is offered at no cost.  No need for insurance!  All information provided is confidential.

Hybrid Learning Model
Students attend ERATS in-person on three or more days each week; 9th graders meet four days each week.
Each cohort is different, so students and parents should talk with their cohort teacher team for details on which days they must attend.
In-person learning is vital for so many students!  We will slowly continue expanding our schedule to as many days as safely possible.

IMPORTANT:  Students must contact their cohort team for attendance on every at-home learning day.
The attendance data is very important to us, and we worry when we don't hear from you.

Free COVID tests available to all Minnesotans:
The State of Minnesota has announced availability of free, at-home COVID-19 saliva testing for any person who wants to be tested, with or without symptoms.
Here are the links to learn more:

Getting the Vaccine
Do you or your family members want the COVID-19 vaccine but are unsure how or when to get it? 
Click here for Minnesota's Vaccine Connector.     After you fill out a simple form, the Vaccine Connector will:
    ● alert you when you are eligible to receive a vaccine;
    ● connect you to resources to schedule a vaccine appointment; and
    ● notify you if there are vaccine opportunities in your area.

YOU Can Help "Slow the Spread!"
Click these links for information from MDE and our Nurse Cindy:
Home Screening Tool:  Answer these screening questions each time you are going to send your child to school, child care, or another youth program. If you answer “yes” to any question, your child should stay home.
Attendance Guide:  Details when and for how long students will stay home when they are sick.

Our Hybrid Learning Model
ERATS has chosen a hybrid learning model where students will be in our building two days a week and will also do schoolwork at home.  
Group A, colored blue on our Semester One calendar, has school at ERATS on Mondays and Tuesdays.  On Wed., Th., and Fri., they must access their classes at home and work on assignments.  They can email/text their cohort teachers if they have questions.
If your student is in Group B --colored orange on the calendar-- Mon., Tues., and Wed. are DISTANCE LEARNING days; the students will stay home, access their classes online, and work on assignments, contacting their cohort teachers with any questions.  Group B has class at ERATS on Thursdays and Fridays.
All students must be in contact with their teachers on distance learning days for attendance.
Please contact your student's cohort teacher with any questions or concerns; email addresses are under the Staff tab (click Teachers and Paras).
Thank you, ERATS families, for your patience during this unprecedented year.  

Face Masks are Required at ERATS
Schools must follow Governor Walz's mask mandate to help contain the spread of COVID-19.
You cannot be in the building or bus/van without one.  Talk to our Director Amy Hendrickson or our School Nurse Cindy Lustig if you have concerns.

Please stay healthy!  #StayHomeMN
Click here for a message from our school nurse refreshing your knowledge about illness prevention.

Parents and community members are welcome to join our School Board!
If you're interested in learning more, contact:
Executive Director Amy Hendrickson   
or call 218 744-7965 ext. 1100
or Facebook message the school.
See our Board pages for the meeting schedule.

for news and announcements!