GAVS Personal Fitness (White)

Parent Bi-Monthly Bulletin (February)

Welcome to GAVS Personal Fitness

Your child is currently enrolled in my Georgia Virtual School Personal Fitness class this spring. This course is designed to develop awareness of the need for good health habits. Students are encouraged to apply this knowledge to their lifestyle and make adjustments to insure better health now and in the future. I look forward to working with your child.

General Information

Getting Started

You and your child should have received a welcome email from me stating how to get started in the course. Your child should have completed the SOC (Student Orientation Course) and should have received their heart rate monitor within 72 hours of completing the SOC. If your child has not received their HRM, please contact me directly.

Your child has/should have selected the following start dates below to begin course work for this class.

16 Week: January 15th start

14 Week: February 4th start

12 Week: February 19th start

Pacing guides for each of these start dates are on the class homepage. Your child is strongly encouraged to print this document out and save for their reference so they can complete assignments correctly and on time. The class policies can be found in the class syllabus which is also available for download on the class website.

Important Information

  • Students need to log into GAVS and visit my class homepage DAILY. Failure to do so can adversely affect their grade as they will not stay on track with current information or assignments.
  • Students will have workouts to complete WEEKLY. The type of workout is completely up to the student. The amount of time and intensity is predetermined and spelled out in the class pacing guide. Workouts must be submitted to the dropbox every Sunday by midnight.
  • Adobe Connect Sessions which are live chats which allow interaction between teacher and students weekly. Sessions for this class are every Wednesday at 9PM. Links to access the chat can be found on the class homepage. These sessions cover content for the class as well as allow students to ask questions to improve their success in the class. Sessions are recorded and students can access them at anytime from the class homepage.
  • Schoolcast will call every Wednesday to give you an update on your child's grade in the class. Per GAVS policy I cannot email you information about your child's grade, but can converse with you via phone only.
  • If your child is having issues with their HRM, please contact Polar directly as I am not equipped to handle those issues. Polar Technical Support is open Monday-Friday 8-5pm only and can be reached at 800-227-1314 ext 4013

My Bio

• I have been teaching in a face-to-face classroom for nine years. Three years in private school and six years in public school.

• I am a native of Atlanta, Georgia and have lived here most of my life.

• I have been married for almost seven years to my wonderful husband and we have a daughter who is almost four and a son who is nine months old.

• I am a certified personal trainer. I have a passion for lifting weights and helping others reach their fitness goals.

How to Contact Me:

1. Email: I will check my email at least once each day. Email is my preferred method of communication and I will respond to all emails promptly.

2. Pager: This communication only works when I am online but feel free to contact me using the page icon at the top of your screen.

3. Phone Calls: I am available for phone calls Monday through Thursday from 6:30-9pm. If I do not answer the phone, please leave me a message and I will call you back within 24 hours. My phone number is 770-714-6075. Please respect the hours I am available to take phone calls. I will not answer my phone outside of these hours.