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Concussion Management

Concussion Management

The Sauquoit Valley Central School District recognizes the importance of physical education for all students and supports a variety of teams and interscholastic athletic competitions. Our goal is to provide a safe environment for students to participate in physical education and sports. However, concussions may occur as a result of participation in such activities. Consistent with recommendations provided by the New York State Public High School Athletic Association and as required by New York State legislation, the District has developed sport-related concussion guidelines and a return to play protocol after a head injury has occurred. These guidelines include the establishment of a protocol for student evaluation and return to play or activity, accommodations if necessary in academic areas, and a set of procedures that outline the role and responsibilities of all concerned.

Concussion Management Policy

What is a Concussion?

A bump, blow, or jolt to the head can cause a concussion, a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Concussions can also occur from a blow to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious.

NYSPHSAA Parent/Student Information

VIDEO of Concussion Overview in Sports

CDC “HEADS UP” Program Resources for School Sports

HEADS UP Online Training Courses


If a student suffers a head injury (possible concussion) in physical education, sports, or any school related activity and exhibits any signs or symptoms, then the following protocol is implemented until the student is cleared by their medical provider and has completed the Return to Play process.

SVCSD Concussion Management Protocol/Regulations

Concussion Documents

Post Head Injury Checklist

Student Injury Report

ED/Physician Evaluation Form

Return to Play Form