Thursday, September 10, 2015

New Concussion Policy

In response to Ministry of Education requirements and in support of our existing school safety procedures, schools are required to follow certain steps whenever a student suffers a concussion or whenever a concussion is suspected.  As with any potential injury, our first goal is prevention; concussion awareness and prevention is part of ongoing professional training for staff and is integrated into students' Health and Physical Education curriculum.  Since concussions can affect a student's ability to learn or participate in activities, schools will work with parents and medical contacts to assist any student who has suffered concussion.  If an injury occurs on a weekend or after school, parents are asked to inform the school so that appropriate accommodations and support can be provided.  Schools will follow our Return to Learn/Return to Play Policy as outlined through the board website.  These resources can also be accessed by contacting the school directly.

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