Boulder Valley School District

Concussion/ Head Injuries

BVSD's concussion management​ protocol was developed to ensure your student returns to learning and activities as quickly as possible.

We work with you, your student, their teachers and other school staff to monitor their recovery and move them through the most up-to-date concussion management protocols available.

If your child experiences any type of head injury - please let your school know so we can support them.

What is a concussion?

A concussion is a mild brain injury that temporarily affects the way the brain works and can lead to symptoms such as headache, dizziness, and confusion.   

A concussion happens when the brain is injured. This can happen when the head is hit — for example, from a fall. But concussions also can happen without a blow to the head — for example, in a car accident when the head snaps forcefully forward and back. The strong movement causes chemical and blood flow changes in the brain. These changes lead to concussion symptoms.
 
You can't see a concussion on an x-ray or scan. Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after the injury or may not appear or be noticed until days or weeks after the injury. If your student reports any symptoms of concussion, or if you notice the symptoms yourself, seek medical attention and let your school's health team know.

Resources

BVSD Concussion Protocol - how concussions are managed in BVSD


BVSD Return to School / Sport Form - Required for Return to Play after a head injury

Formulario de regreso a la escuela/juego de BVSD - Requerido para volver a jugar después de una lesión en la cabeza


Concussion Information for Parents -  CDC HEADS UP 

Información de conmoción cerebral para los padres- CDC HEADS UP 



CDE Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) - Dept of Ed Resources for Parents and Educators


CDC Heads Up - Brain Injury Information

Frequently Asked Questions