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Polar Heart Monitors

This school year, all Physical Education classes at PORTA Jr/Sr High School will be using new heart rate monitor technology as a method of assessing students during class. Polar GoFit uses bluetooth smart technology allowing the teacher and student to follow the student’s heart rate online during a PE lesson. Using this technology, teachers provide direct feedback to students and students use self-assessment during their workout. Data is saved automatically online for later analysis and evaluation. Using heart rate monitors individualizes workouts for students and helps students of any ability reach their potential. To learn more about Polar Heart Rate Monitors, please visit www.polarusa.com

On days when the heart monitors are worn, students will earn points ranging from 0 to 5 based upon minutes achieved in the “zone.” Amount of time and target heart rate zone required  will vary depending on length of class and the aerobic demand of the day’s activity, for example, when playing softball, 20 minutes in the “healthy heart” zone may be required to achieve a 5 and when playing soccer 30 minutes in the “performance” zone may be required.  Students will be informed each day of the “time in the zone” goal.  An example of a 20 minute “time in the zone” rubric and chart of “Heart Rate Zones for Children and Adolescents” are shown below.  If you have questions or would like to discuss your student’s progress, please contact his or her PE teacher.  Names and contact information are also listed below.

 

* NO DRESS = -5

 

TIME IN THE ZONE

< 5        Minutes    =    0 Points

5:01 – 8:00     Minutes    =     1 Point

8:01 – 12:00    Minutes    =     2 Points

12:01 – 18:00    Minutes    =     3 Points

18:01 – 19:59    Minutes    =     4 Points

> 20:00    Minutes    =     5 Points

** FOR EACH ADDITIONAL 2 MINUTES BEYOND 20:00, 1 POINT WILL BE ADDED.

 

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If you have any questions please contact your child’s P.E. teacher:

Mrs. Kinney    skinney@porta202.org

Mrs. Gomez    mgomez@porta202.org

Mrs. Donnan     cjdonnan@porta202.org

Mr. Rathgeb     nrathgeb@porta202.org

Mr. McMahan rmcmahan@porta202.org

Mr. Sexton    psexton@porta202.org

Mr. Greger    jgreger@porta202.org

 

 

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