WHAT IS A CONCUSSION?
A concussion is believed to be a disruption of ionic channels of the brain cells following a jolt to the body or head. Concussions create an energy problem for the brain which precipitates symptoms such as headache, dizziness or changes in vision.
A concussion is often referred to as a functional problem which means it can affect the way a person feels, thinks, experiences emotion and level of sleep/energy.
WHEN CAN A STUDENT RETURN TO SCHOOL?
A return to school should happen after consulting with your healthcare provider.
Students do not need to be asymptomatic to return to school.
In fact, once symptoms are tolerable and manageable it is beneficial for a student to attend school with appropriate academic adjustments to minimize disruption to their life and prevent any secondary issues.
WHAT SHOULD PARENTS DO?
Parents/guardians should notify the Health Room if their student experiences a concussion.
The Health Room will notify the Peak to Peak Concussion Team members.
A counselor will contact the family to determine if academic adjustments are needed or are necessary.
Your student will not return to sport until they are cleared by a healthcare provider and have completed the Graduated Return to Play under the Athletic Director's supervision.