•  Returning to School with a Temporary Injury

                                                                                      Broken Bone                                                                    
     
     Return from Injury for Students:
     
        1.  A student who suffers a significant injury or is suspected to have suffered a significant injury during school or home will not be permitted to return to the activity (recess or PE) until he or she is evaluated by a licensed health care provider.  Please send a note to your child's school if the child will be coming to school with an injury.  Injuries include:
     
          a. Broken bone(s);
          b. Severe joint sprain, requiring a splint/brace, cast, crutches, sling, elastic bandages;
          c. Muscle strain;
          d. Head Injury/Concussion
     
        2.  The student will not be permitted to return to school activity (recess/ PE)  until written clearance and release is received from a licensed health care provider with precautions, recommendations, and/or restrictions.  Notes from parents/guardians are good for three days, if the injury is more serious a statement from a health care provider is required.  The following is acceptable from a licensed health care provider:
     
            b. Return to Learn Plan/Return to Play Plan
            c. Physician statement must include:  injury, duration of injury, limitations/restrictions may or may not participate in recess and/or PE activities (may mingle with friends)
     
    If a health care provider statement is not received the student will be restricted of all activities at school during the injury.
     
         3.  Licensed Health Care Provider:
     
            a. Medical Doctor (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathy (DO)
            b. Physician Assistant
            c. Nurse Practitioner
     
    Concussion Management for Athletes
     
        1.  An athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or head injury in an athletic activity shall be immediately removed from the activity for the remainder of the day, and shall not be permitted to return to the activity until he or she is evaluated by a licensed health care provider, trained in the management of concussions, acting within the scope of his or her practice.  The athlete shall not be permitted to return to the activity until he or she receives written clearance to return to the activity from that licensed health care provider.  (California Education Code 49475(a)(1))
     
        2.  Licensed Health Care Provider for concussions or suspected concussions sustained during extracurricular athletics:
     
            The licensed health care provider is to be trained in the management of concussions (California Education Code 49475)