• Concussion
     
    A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or jolt to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.  If MVMS office staff or district nurse suspects that your child may have sustained a concussion at school, you will be contacted to pick your child up immediately.  It is imperative that a child with a possible concussion be evaluated by a physician.
     
    It is critical that the office staff and teachers are aware of the injury in order to take care of your child.  Students who have been diagnosed with a concussion by a physician must bring in all the medical information provided by the physician in regards to return to school, homework, testing, screen time, and physician activity.
     
    In general students who have been diagnosed with a concussion and are still experiencing head pain and head ache are unlikely to be able to successfully access their educational endeavors. Parents and families are asked to follow their physicians recommendations regarding recovery.
     
    Please contact our District Nurse Nancy Nakae, RN at (415) 515-9201 or nnakae@mvschools.org for more information.