After the initial identification of concussion symptoms by a trained medical professional, an individualized Return to Learn Plan will be put in place, as well as a Return to Play Plan if the student participates in EASD athletics. 

In the early stages of recovery after a concussion, increased cognitive demands, such as academic coursework, as well as physical demands, may worsen symptoms and prolong recovery. Every student’s injury and recovery is unique and requires careful observation and support from families, physicians, and school staff. A comprehensive Return to Learn Plan/Return to Play Plan will provide appropriate provisions for adjustment of academic coursework/athletic participation on an individual basis.

Following a concussion, the student must have a physician’s order indicating the student is able to fully participate in school core academic activities prior to involvement in music, choir, band, technical education, physical education, recess, or extracurricular activities.