POLAR BEAR NEWS
NEW WIAA CONCUSSION LAW
NEW WISCONSIN LAW - http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2011/related/acts/172
ANY PARENT WHOSE SON OR DAUGHTER IS INVOLVED IN A HORTONVILLE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT ACTIVITY - PLEASE READ AND SIGN THE APPROPRIATE FORMS.
Over the past couple of years there has been a heightened awareness and concern regarding concussions. While health care professionals continue to learn more about the effects of concussions they agree on at least one very important factor: diagnosis and treatment of this injury is difficult because of the nature of the injury. Some have said, "...where you can look at a knee arthroscopically the same isn't true of the brain..." and "...current technology and scanning doesn't always show this injury making recognition of the symptoms that much more important."
DISCLAIMER: the purpose of this page is to be informational only. It is not intended to be comprehensive in nature regarding the topic of concussions. Rather, to provide basic information and links to a few pertinent resources.
Wisconsin Concussion Fact Sheet for Athletes - Click HERE
Wisconsin Concussion Fact Sheet for Parents - Click: http://www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Health/ConcussionParents.pdf
Wisconsing Concussion Fact Sheet for Coaches - Click HERE
Wisconsin Interscholastic Association (WIAA) Concussion Information - This is the link to the WIAA concussion information, available resources, free course, etc. http://www.wiaawi.org/Health/Concussions.aspx
Department of Public Instruction (DPI) Guidelines - This is the link to the DPI guidelines, available forms for schools and other athletic organizations, resources, etc. http://dpi.wi.gov/sped/tbi-conc-guidelines.html
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM THAT MUST BE SIGNED BY PARENT AND STUDENT