North Colonie Central School District and the Board of Education recognize both the seriousness of concussions in children, and adolescents who participate in school sponsored sports and recreational activities and the need to manage the potential consequences of mild traumatic brain injuries (concussions). Protocols have been put in place to respond to these incidents if they occur, as well as to assist students to return to play, when appropriate.
Return to Play
A proper Return to Play Protocol following a concussion ensures that a student can return to physical activity safely while also decreasing the risk of re-injury. Protecting students from Post Concussion and Second Impact Syndromes are vital. Return to play is a stepwise progression that a student will undergo after clearance from injury.
Additional Concussion Information
New York State Education Department (NYSED) has developed Guidelines for Concussion Management In Schools.