BROOKINGS, Ore. -- Today the Brookings Harbor School District welcomed the remainder of its students for in-person instruction.
School officials say it's the first time all grade levels have been on campus since last March.
The district is following a hybrid model, where half of the students are in school buildings at any given time.
Schools also have extra staff in hallways to help students follow safety protocols.
Superintendent David Marshall says they've received mostly positive responses from families, teachers and staff.
“Have there been some nerves? Yes, there have. A lot of them were excited but nervous at the same time, but experience has shown us that it works, that the kids want to be there," Marshall said. "It's a whole different setting because you only have half the kids at a given time.”
Marshall says they don't plan on making any new changes to their learning plans unless advised.
Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Department of Education are expected to provide school guideline updates next Tuesday.
Marshall says some students are sticking to distance learning.
Out of the district's 1,400 students, roughly 400 have opted for the online academy.
Superintendent David Marshall says it's important for the district to give families options on how students attend class.
“We felt that one, we're already doing the work, so why not have it?" Marshall said. "We're having conversations about continuing that option and what that might look like in future years.”