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Concussion and Head Injury Policy

Elizabeth Seton High School has implemented the use of the ImPACT (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) program. All athletes participating in contact sports (Field Hockey, Soccer, Cheerleading, Basketball, Lacrosse, and Softball) must be pre-concussion baseline tested by the ESHS Athletic Trainer or School Nurse before being allowed to participate in sports. The baseline test must be re-administered every two years. Click here for the Sports Concussion Testing Program form.

If an athlete sustains a suspected concussion while participating in an Elizabeth Seton High School athletics program, she will be removed from play and evaluated with a sideline concussion assessment by the attending Athletic Trainer. If the results of the assessment indicate a possible concussion, the athlete will be referred to a physician. If an Athletic Trainer is not on site, the athlete will be removed from play by the coach/athletic staff and referred to a physician. The Athletic Department and School Nurse will be notified of any suspected concussions.

If an athlete is diagnosed with a significant concussion, a team meeting will be called with the Guidance Department, the School Nurse, and the Athletic Trainer to discuss the modification of the academic schedule to best accommodate the required period of total cognitive rest.

The athlete is eligible to begin the gradual return-to-play progression when she has received clearance from her physician, has had a post-concussion ImPACT test which meets baseline standards, and has been cleared by the ESHS athletic trainer.

Suffering a single severe concussion or multiple concussions may lead to the prohibition from participation in contact sports or possibly any sport at Elizabeth Seton High School.

For the health and safety of the athlete, ESHS reserves the right to determine the level of participation for all athletes who have sustained a concussion.