A concussion is caused by a blow or motion to the head or body that causes the brain to move rapidly inside the skull. Concussions are a type of brain injury that can range from mild to severe and can disrupt the way the brain normally works. Concussions can occur in any organized or unorganized sport or recreational activity and can result from a fall or from players colliding with each other, the ground, or with obstacles. Concussions occur with or without loss of consciousness, but the vast majority of concussions occur without loss of consciousness.
Concussions are one of the most commonly reported injuries in children and adolescents who participate in sports and recreational activities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that as many as 3,900,000 sports-related and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year.
Darien School District 61 is committed to the safety and health of all our students and abides by state and federal recommendations for students diagnosed with concussions. To that end, Darien School District 61 has convened a Concussion Oversight Team and devised Return To Learn and Return To Play protocols.