Concussion Management

Concussion Management & Resources

The Board recognizes the importance of the health, safety and overall well-being of its students and that the safety of students as essential preconditions for effective learning and, as such, is committed to providing assiduous attention to the health and safety of its students and taking steps to reduce the risk of injury.

It is very important to student’s long-term health and academic success that individuals in schools have information on appropriate strategies to minimize the risk of concussion, steps to follow if they suspect that a student may have a concussion and effective management procedures to guide students’ return to learning and physical activity after a diagnosed Concussion.

The Board recognizes that children and adolescents are among those at greatest risk for concussions and that while there is potential for a concussion any time there is body trauma, the risk is greatest during activities where collisions can occur, such as during school-based physical activity programs (curricular, extracurricular, intramural, interschool), playground time or field trips.

Concussion Resources

Administrative Procedure 314: Concussions

Official WWSD Concussion Protocol

Concussion Recognition Tool 5

Medical Clearance Letter

Know Your Role: Athletic Directors, Coaches, Teachers and Other Supervisors

Know Your Role: Principal

Concussion Guide for Athletes, Parachute Canada

Concussion Guide for Parents and Caregivers, Parachute Canada

Return-to-School Strategy

Concussion Guide for TEACHERS | Parachute Canada

Concussion – Parachute

After a Concussion: - RETURN-TO-SPORT STRATEGY Parachute

Incident Report Form