MARSHALL (KMHL) – School officials in the Marshall School District announced over the weekend that West Side Elementary School will move to distance learning for two weeks effective today.

There will be no classes today (Monday) as teachers prepare for distance learning. – classes will resume Tuesday.

“We’ve recently seen a slight increase in staff confirmed COVID cases at West Side Elementary,” said Superintendent Jeremy Williams. “The increase in positive confirmed cases is isolated to one school and, therefore, we feel it is best to take precautions and act early so that students attending other MPS buildings may continue in the hybrid model.”

School officials say they want to take the time to deep clean and sanitize the building. School district officials say over the next two weeks they’re encouraging families to take precautions such as, wearing masks, limiting contact with others and washing hands often so that students at Westside can return to hybrid on October 26th.

The school district will also offer families of Tier 1 essential workers childcare. For more details on that please visit