Concussion Awareness and Resources
A concussion may be caused by a blow, bump, or jolt to the head or by any fall or hit that jars the brain. This “invisible” injury disrupts the brain’s normal physiology which can affect mental stamina and function, causing the brain to work longer and harder to complete even simple tasks. A concussion may involve loss of consciousness (being “knocked out”), but the majority do not. Ultimately, ALL concussions are serious because they are brain injuries!
Westwind School Division is committed to the health, safety and overall well-being of its students and staff, and recognizes that students and staff who are supported in a healthy environment are better able to fulfill the division education goals. We have recently added Administrative Procedure 314: Concussions to our handbook to better guide our processes surrounding concussions. We have also added several concussion resources for the document section of our website to better support our Westwind families and staff in preventing, identifying and managing concussions. Those are available in the Athletics section of our website and links are also provided below.
We strongly encourage all of our Westwind families to review the parent responsibilities outlined in Administrative Procedure 314: Concussions as well as the resources below.