A student-athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury in a practice or game shall be removed from competition at that time for the remainder of the day. A student-athlete who has been removed from play may not return to play until the athlete is evaluated by a licensed health care provider trained in education and management of concussion and receives written clearance to return to play from that health care provider.
If a licensed health care provider, trained in education and management of concussion determines that the athlete sustained a concussion or a head injury, the athlete is required to complete a graduated return-to-play protocol of no less than seven (7) full days from the time of diagnosis under the supervision of a licensed health care provider.
SMUHSD has an Athletic Trainer at each of our six District schools who can, under the direction of the licensed health care provider, monitor and guide your student through their concussion and return to academics/sports. Please have your student follow up each day with the on-site Athletic Trainer to discuss any symptoms and/or to work through the Return to Play protocol. The Athletic Trainer and the physician can work together to help ensure the best care and safe return of your student to their academic and sports activity.
You should inform your student’s coach, (who will inform the school’s Athletic Trainer) and the Health Aide (who will inform teachers), if you think that your student may have a concussion.
Monique De Brito Guedes
AP of Athletics