A concussion is a type of traumatic head injury that is caused by a bump, blow or jolt to the head. Concussions can occur from a fall, impact to the body, or collision that causes the head and brain to move quickly back and forth.
Any student who exhibits signs or behaviors associated with a concussion such as loss of consciousness, headache, dizziness, confusion will be immediately removed from game play and will not be allowed to return to play until cleared by an appropriate health care professional.
** Please be aware that any documentation that states head injury is considered a concussion in the school setting.**
If the student suffers a concussion during a school sponsored sporting event, the athlete may go to an emergency department at any hospital or their personal physician. Even though the athlete's personal physician clears the athlete to return to play, the athlete must be seen by the district medical director before the return to play process can be started.
District medical director -Dr. Maura Sullivan, MD,
211 Hurley Ave.
Kingston, NY (845) 338-2541