• Alert: School offices will be closed for Teacher In-Service on January 18th. This will allow for office staff to participate in trainings and staff activities.
Close alert
Text Options for the Visually Impaired Font Size: a- A+ Color: A A A Revert 
Close vision bar
Open vision bar

Concussion Information

WHAT IS A CONCUSSION?

A concussion is a type of brain injury that changes the way the brain normally works. A concussion is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Concussions can also occur from a fall or blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Even what seems to be a mild bump to the head can be serious. Children and adolescents are among those at greatest risk for concussion. The potential for a concussion is greatest during activities where collisions can occur.

THE FACTS

  • All concussions are serious.
  • Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness.
  • Recognition and proper response to concussions when they first occur can help prevent further injury or even death.


HOW CAN I RECOGNIZE A CONCUSSION?

  • Any kind of forceful blow to the head or to the body that results in the head moving back and forth
  • Any change in the student’s behavior, thinking, or physical functioning.


Any injury to the head needs to be evaluated by a physician.
 

Please see below for more information on Concussions
Concussions in Sports
Concussion Fact Sheet - English
Concussion Fact Sheet - Spanish
Concussion Videos