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Concussion Management

Pacific Collegiate School places student safety as our number one priority.  In the unfortunate situation when a student suffers a concussion we immediately implement our Return to Learn Protocol in the classroom and our Return to Play Protocol if a student is involved in our athletic programs.  We all need to be vigilant in our communication with one another. We cannot implement our protocol if we do not know a concussion has occurred. Parents need to communicate with their student’s counselor immediately and we strongly suggest meeting with a doctor.  A doctor’s note is required in guiding us in accommodating your student’s needs. The counselor will then inform your student’s teachers and begin to monitor your student’s progress as established by our Return to Learn Protocol.  If you have a student/athlete and the injury is not identified by the teacher/coach/athletic director please follow the same protocol as a non-athlete. Teachers will work with your student and make accommodations based upon his/her progress.  If symptoms have a prolonged effect on your student’s classroom performance a student study team may be necessary.

Preventative measures taken by Pacific Collegiate School Athletic Program:

  • Parent Notification in Registration Packet: Heads-Up Concussion
     
  • Every Two Years:  Coaches have Concussion Training (NFHS Learn)
 

RETURN TO LEARN (RTL)

The two documents below are to assist the concussed student to “return to the classroom and learning environment” in a scientific manner regarding brain activity.

 

RETURN TO PRACTICE AND PLAY (RTP)

Medical science and concussion care experts have found that a concussed athlete must take a gradual and progressive, stage by stage, step by step return to practice under medical supervision to minimize risks and allow the brain to properly recover. 

A.B. 2127 and CIF Bylaws mandated a MINIMUM timeline, but medical experts recognize that many adolescent concussion patients may take much longer to recover.  Always be cautious as returning to practice and play too quickly may have catastrophic consequences. 

  • NEW - CIF Concussion Return to Play (RTP) Protocol Form

    This form is recommended for use by the CIF Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC)
    The CIF Concussion Return to Play Protocol Form is recommended for use by all parties involved with returning a student-athlete to play.

 

Below is the CIF Website. Find the tab Medicine. Then click on concussion for more valuable information regarding concussions.

http://cifstate.org/landing/index