Head Injury or Concussion
Has your child sustained a head injury or been diagnosed with a concussion that may affect their academic performance?
If so, please contact your child's teacher or school nurse immediately. The following forms are recommended for management and safe return to school post head injury. Physician clearance and recommendations are required for safe reintegration into the classroom setting.
Concussion Information for Students/Families that play Sports:
CIF Concussion Information English o Spanish
CIF Graded Concussion Symptom Checklist (complete pre-season for baseline information)
Checklist for Injuries Sustained at School:
Concussion Signs and Symptoms Checklist English o Espanol
Physican Clearance and Recommendations for Returning to School:
Physician Letter to School after Concussion Visit
Physician Recommendations & Accommodations for Returning to School
Return to Learn Protocol English o Espanol
Return to Play Protocol English
CIF Information & Training Resource
California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) resources for concussion and head injury identification and management. There is also a FREE Training from NFHS and CIF. VAFs Staff should email the school nurse directly for registration.
HEAD UP Concussion Training Course by CDC
If you are interested in head injury specific training free of charge, please take a look at the CDC's HEAD UP Concussion Training Course. You can access the website by clicking "Learn More" below. Look for the "Launch the Course" picture above to begin.
An Educator's Guide to Concussions in the Classroom, 2nd Edition.