My name is Patrick McLane and I've been filling in as the math teacher for the last couple weeks at Center School. I've been enjoying the time with the students and wanted to touch base briefly.
I've been coaching, teaching and working the Seattle area for about 20 years now and have always enjoying working with math students. As I've told the students, I'm juggling a number of part time jobs and hope to be able to maintain a schedule allowing me to go forward and continue with these math classes.
My plan as it stands, is to go forward teaching the topics that would be typically be covered this time of year. Then to use the final 4-6 weeks of the year to review the entirety, and, time permitting include some personal finance related math.
Most immediately, I encourage you to check your students grade. I've put in time to record their assignments. We've been completing a number of brief assignments that have done in class or as homework. Please know that I ask the students spend no more than 20 good minutes on any single HW assignment.
Thanks for the support,
[Editor's note: Mr. McLane wrote this parent letter for inclusion in the Dragon's Fire prior to the school closure announcement. Please stay tuned for details about future instruction plans. There will be no online learning as the district said not all students will have access to laptops and internet.]