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Students to be able to access computer labs at LR

Monday's board meeting will discuss opening further

Students at Lake Roosevelt will soon be able to use the computer labs at the school.

A Sept. 24 update from Superintendent Paul Turner says that beginning Oct. 1, because Okanogan county is at about 18 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 populations, meeting requirements from county health directors to open the school further, that students will be able to take advantage of the schools computer labs.

The four labs in the high school and one lab in the elementary school will be able to accommodate 50 students total at a time, Turner's update says.

A Facebook post on the Lake Roosevelt Junior/Senior High School page explains further that the labs will be open for students who don't have internet or electronic devices at home to participate in distance learning.

"Students will have access to computers and Internet, however this IS NOT tutoring or help from a teacher," the post explains.

Students, required to wear masks and have their temperature taken before entering the school, will have to maintain social distancing while in the computer lab.

The post says that the plan is for students to access the computer labs for half a day per week, which may increase to two half days per week depending on how many students participate.

Those without internet or a device should call the school at 509-633-1442.

A Grand Coulee Dam School District board meeting originally scheduled for Tuesday was delayed until Monday.

That meeting, among other things, will include a discussion on reopening physical school sooner than the board originally decided.

Held via Zoom, the meeting can be accessed at 5:30 on Monday, Sept. 28, at 5:30 p.m. at

More information on reopening the school and the current state of school can be found in a recent Star story at


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