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Concussion Management Protocol

As per the Nipissing - Parry Sound Catholic District School Board’s policy AS 15.2

Definitions

Concussion
A brain injury that causes changes in how the brain functions, leading to symptoms that can be physical (e.g. headache, dizziness), cognitive (e.g. difficulty concentrating or remembering), emotional/behavioural (e.g. depression, irritability) and/or related to sleep (e.g. drowsiness, difficulty falling asleep).
May be caused either by direct blow to the head, face or neck, or a blow to the body that transmits a force to the head that causes the brain to move rapidly within the skull.
Can occur even if there has been no loss of consciousness (in fact,, most concussions occur without a loss of consciousness).
Cannot be seen on X-rays, standard CT scans or MRI’s

*It is critical that a student with a suspected concussion be examined by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner as soon as possible on the same day.

Concussion Diagnosis (Process)

  1. Prevention Component
  2. Identification Component
    1. Initial Response
    2. Initial Concussion Assessment
    3. Steps To Take Following An Initial Assessment
  3. Management Procedures For A Diagnosed Concussion

Please see the Parent Fact Sheet to assist you with more information.

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Transportation Reminder: Updating Information(Posted:6/11/2018)

Avoid the September rush!  Are you moving or changing child care providers between now and the start of the next school year?  Now is the time to contact your school to update your address and confirm busing eligibility for next year.

For details, please contact the Nipissing-Parry Sound Student Transportation Services at 705-472-8840 or by visiting www.npssts.ca.

Back to School Learning Technology Drop-In & Exhibition(Posted:6/7/2018)

Involving parents in their children’s progress in the classroom has long been shown to significantly increase student outcomes. With parent engagement top of mind, we invite parents and their children in grades 4-8 to participate in our Back To School Learning Technologies Drop-In Session, August 27, 2018. Experience the ‘hands on’ ways parents can help their child succeed in the classroom, by using technology at home to enhance and support student learning. Register today!