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Concussion Protocol

December 03, 2018

When a student receives a jarring impact to the head, face or neck, or elsewhere on the body, an impulsive force is transmitted to the head and a concussion may be suspected.  Staff are mandated to follow the Ophea Safety Guidelines "Tool to Identify a Suspected Concussion" (C-2 form). 

Should any signs or symptoms be reported, the revised protocol indicates that parents/guardians must pick up their child and a medical assessment by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner is required. 

Prior to returning to school, the parent/guardian must inform the principal of the results of the medical assessment by returning the "Documentation of Medical Assessment" form (C-3).


Should no signs or symptoms be reported, parents/guardians will still be notified and asked to monitor their child for 24 hours, returning the C-2 form to indicate the results of the monitoring.


*These changes to the duty and standard of care related to impact to the head have been made as a result of research on concussions and with the goal of ensuring the safety of all children.*


The LDCSB concussion protocol can be found on the Board website ( under the "Students" tab.  Should you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the main office.