Concussion Awareness Policy

A concussion is a serious brain injury caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. In the event that a student is diagnosed with a concussion or a concussion is suspected, please note the following procedure:

a. The student will be immediately removed from play/gym and the student’s parents notified.

b. The school nurse will be notified and will follow up with the student and parent.

c. If a concussion is diagnosed outside of school, the parent should notify the nurse’s office and the same procedure will follow.

d. The student must see a physician for an initial diagnosis and be re-evaluated by the physician for clearance, stating that they are symptom-free from concussion and may return to sports/gym.

e. A written clearance from the student’s physician must be received by the school nurse.

f.The student must also be cleared by the school doctor.No student will be allowed to return to sports/gym unless symptom-free for 24 hours. Participation will be halted if symptoms reoccur after clearance is received.

g. Students must complete a five-day return to play protocol and remain symptom free before returning to full play.

Additional information on concussions can be found from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.