All schools are beginning to schedule Concussion Training sessions for all parents and students. All middle and high school student athletes and their parent/guardian are required to complete an annual Concussion Training according to Prince William County Public School Policy 759. As there are sufficient differences in the way concussions will be handled at the middle school and high school levels, a parent having children in both middle and high schools are required to attend both a middle and a high school presentation.
View high school and middle school presentation schedules for the 2014-2015 school year by clicking here middle school schedule and high school schedule.
Parents and students should make note of the start time for each school's start time and plan to arrive on time to complete the entire session. Doors will be closed once the training begins. Late arriving parents and students may not be permitted in the training once it has started.
Students and their parent/guardian have two ways to receive this concussion training:
- Face to Face Training:
Middle school parents and students who are trying out for a sport for their first time in middle school or are new to Prince William County Public Schools, must attend a face to face concussion training at their respective school.
High school parents and students who are entering 9th grade and trying out for a sport for their first time in high school or are new to Prince William County Public schools must attend a face to face concussion training at their respective school.
- Online Training:
Parents and students who have already attended a face-to-face training may take this year’s mandatory concussion training online. Rising 6th grade and 9th grade students and students new to Prince William County Public Schools are not eligible for the Online Training. Start the online training.
Click here for information about the Prince William County Public School's Return to Learn process for students recovery form a concussion injury.
Students who suffer concusssions may experience difficulties in returning to the many expectations of classroom participation and learning. The "Return to Learn Strategies" document provides a reference for teachers, parents, and students to use when collaborating with the school staff to assist in a student's recovery from a concussion. Use this resource as a part of a team effort to plan and assist the student in injury recovery and maintaining academic progress. Click here to access the list of strategies for classroom Return to Learn process.