Jessica Brenden, Hallman Elementary principal, walks down a hallway with traffic flow arrows and dividers on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Kindergarten and first graders in Salem schools will resume in-person classes on March 2, with other elementary schools added in the coming weeks. That means about 4,400 students across the district spending five hours per day, two days per week at school.

Oregon has among the strictest health guidelines in the U.S. for in-person school, requiring physical distance in classrooms, masks and more. School hallways now have stickers marking six feet of space and arrows directing where students and teachers should walk. Here's a glimpse at what to expect.

READ MORE: Teachers prepare to welcome Salem's youngest students back to classrooms

-Rachel Alexander

Spaced out tables in a first grade classroom at Hallman Elementary on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Name tags for students on alternating days on a table at Hallman Elementary on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

A closed-off water fountain in a classroom at Hallman Elementary on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Jessica Brenden, Hallman Elementary principal, at Hallman Elementary on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

A work station in the gym at Hallman Elementary on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Rolling shelves hold classroom materials in the library at Hallman Elementary on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

A bulletin board promoting mask use at Hallman Elementary on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Are you an elementary school parent or educator in Salem-Keizer? We want to hear your thoughts about returning to in-person classes. Contact reporter Rachel Alexander: [email protected] or 503-575-1241.

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