Q: Who needs training?
A: All student athletes and their parent/guardian need annual training. Policy 759.
Middle school 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 WITH THEIR PARENT/GUARDIAN at one of the county's middle schools.
High school 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 WITH THEIR PARENT/GUARDIAN at one of the county's high schools.
Q: I have a middle school student AND a high school student, which training do I need?
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 is required to attend both a middle AND a high school presentation.
2016–17 Face-to-Face Presentation ScheduleMiddle School and High School Face to Face Concussion training dates have been posted.
Take note of start times. Plan to arrive early and stay 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.
Prince William County Public Schools is committed to providing Face to Face Concussion training as the desired method of training for parents and student athletes. Occasionally, students and parents new to Prince William County will have registered or moved into the Division after the publicized Face to Face training or season and tryouts. In these instances, the parent may request access to a specific online training in order to meet the concussion training requirement and enable student participation in the desired activity. The parent will contact the office of Health and Physical Education, Driver Education, Athletics and JROTC to receive approval for access to this training, by sending a request to firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com calling 703-791-7353.
Online TrainingParents 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 first time participant students to Prince William County Public Schools are not eligible for the Online Training.
Return to Play ProtocolThis resource provides students and parents with the PWCS protocol for students to return to activity participation after experiencing a concussion injury.
Read the Return to Play protocol. Return to LearnStudents who suffer concussions may experience difficulties in returning to the many expectations of classroom participation and learning.
"Return to Learn Strategies" provides a reference for teachers, parents, and students to use when collaborating with 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.
Clickhere to access the staff power point presentation.
Chloe's StoryCan two minutes change a life? Hear Chloe’s story in her own words, and you decide.
This is a poignant story of Chloe’s experience following her multiple concussions and the importance of knowing when to say “No.” Watch now..
Parents can click here for information concerning concussions and the impact on student athletes.
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