Just three days into in-person classes, West Salem transitioning back to virtual learning

WEST SALEM, Wis. (WKBT)- The School District of West Salem welcomed students back to the classroom Monday after starting out the first two weeks virtually, but Wednesday evening announced students will transition back to online learning.

In a video sent to families, Superintendent Ryan Rieber says the district is doing this because of the increase of COVID-19 cases throughout the county and community.

Two students in the district also tested positive for the virus and 17 students are quarantining. (EDIT: The positive cases happened prior to in-person instruction with no exposure in West Salem Schools. The 17 people quarantined are due to close contacts within the community or at home with no exposure at schools, according to the district.)

So starting next week Monday students will resume their classes online.

This also means all co-curricular activities will be virtual and any scheduled competitions next week will be postponed.

Rieber says next Wednesday the district will send out an update about its plans for the week of September 28th.