Jessica Amb and Landen and Carsen

Jessica Amb snaps a photo of sons Landen, a third-grader, and Carsen, a kindergarten student, on the first day of classes Thursday at Peter Boe Jr. Elementary in Mayville.

Fall classes for the 2021-22 school year kicked off Thursday in the MayPort-CG School District. School administrators reported 497 students attended classes Thursday, an increase of 11 students compared to the first day of school a year ago.

There were 242 students in attendance in grades 6-12 and 255 counted at Peter Boe Jr. Elementary School.

Hillsboro and Central Valley students return for the start of fall classes on Tuesday.

Rebecca Jonas and Alex Jonas

Rebecca Jonas, right, leads her brother Alex, right, and his classmate Evan Elliott into school Thursday in Mayville.

Collyns Karlstad and Kelsey

Collyns Karlstad, 6, above, of Mayville hugs her mom, Kelsey, before heading into school Thursday.