If your son or daughter has experienced a concussion these are the steps all student-athletes need to follow:
1. Notify the school nurse, Athletic Director and your coach ASAP.
2. Download and print the Concussion Report Form below.
Page 1 (Report of Head Injury) - Parents please fill this page out right away to report head injury.
Page 2 (Concussion Education Plan) - Have your physician fill out this page regarding your child's Concussion Education Plan and Athletic Recovery Plan. Return pages 1 and 2 to the school nurse ASAP.
Page 3 (Post-Concussion/Head Injury Medical Clearance) - After child is symptom-free, arrange a follow-up appointment with physician to have them fill out Post-Concussion/Head Injury Medical Clearance Form.
3. Once all three pages/forms are delivered to school nurse then the student-athlete has been medically cleared and is eligible to return to full athletic participation.
Concussion Policies and laws can be found at http://www.cdc.gov/headsup/policy/index.html