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Updated Face-to-Face Concussion Training Dates Now Available for 2019-20

Q: Who needs training?

A:   All student athletes and their parent/guardian need annual trainingView Policy 759

Q: I have a middle school student AND a high school student, which training do I need?


A:   Both
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.

Training



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 may contact the Office of Student Activities to receive approval for access to this training, by calling 703.791.7353.  

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Take note of start times for face-to-face training. 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.

Face-to-face training schedules are subject to change; therefore parents and students are encouraged to visit their school’s websites to verify scheduled training dates.

Return to Play Protocol


This 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 (Word)

Return to Learn


Students who suffer concussions may experience difficulties in returning to the many expectations of classroom participation and learning. 

 

Heads Up Concussion Education


Visit HEADS UP Concussion in Youth Sports for valuable concussion information.          

Chloe's Story


Can 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.

Photograph of Chloe.