(House Springs) Week one of the new school year is officially in the books for the Northwest School District. Students started the year off with a virtual learning day last Wednesday, with a select number of students returning back to campus for in-person classes on Thursday.

Superintendent Dr. Desi Kirchhofer provides an update on how the first week of school went.

Initially, Northwest schools reopening plan offered two options for students, in-class learning 5 days a week or all online; However, that has since changed.

Northwest students still have the option to learn online but now PreK-5th grade is on campus 5 days a week and 6th-12th grade is now on a hybrid schedule.

Dr. Kirchhofer says the high school was changed to a hybrid schedule to avoid the large numbers and cut down on class sizes.

According to Dr. Kirchhofer, they were notified of one staff member who tested positive for coronavirus at the start of the school year and at least one other case reported at one of the elementary schools.

A few other staff members and students have since been quarantined due to possible exposure, but no other positive cases have been reported.