Students that are enrolled in a school sponsored sport
are required to follow the Gfeller-Waller Concussion Act
for Return to Play and Learning. It is highly recommended that a student see a physician that is trained in management of concussions, and have that doctor complete the concussion forms. Students cannot be given accommodations academically or physically, without written guidelines from their physician. The physician or Athletic Trainer will determine if a student is ready to begin the return to play protocol or be cleared to play sports. Your school nurse will assist with notifying your child's teacher of the accommodations recommended by your health care provider.
Students with concussions outside of school sponsored sports
, or non sport related concussions
should bring documentation of the concussion to the school nurse for assistance with care and accommodations at school. We are required to follow Return to Learn Guidelines
and provide students with the accommodations they need at school.
Most concussion are resolved within 10 days to 3 weeks. If your student continues to have symptoms past this time, and you feel they need additional support, notify your guidance counselor for consideration of being evaluated for a 504 Accommodation plan.