Concussions are a very serious issue and require monitoring from staff for any changes in a student’s condition that may warrant an emergency. It is vital to the health of your student to notify us as soon as the event occurs. The diagnosis must be made by a medical doctor or an advanced practice practitioner (APP- like a NP or PA.) Paperwork received from sources other than those do not suffice. This documentation is important because it helps the medical staff here identify the student, monitor for complications while at school, and provide an opportunity early on for student to access accommodations if needed during their recovery. Often, we don’t hear about it until a student is having a problem in class weeks later, and then it is much harder to help.