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Concussion Management

Virginia Beach City Public Schools has a concussion management program for middle and high school students in accordance with VirginiaSenate Bill 652.

Upon entry into a sport at the high school level, students in high-risk sports will participate in the ImPACT Program – a program used by the National Football League and Major League Baseball, along with colleges and universities across the nation. A baseline will be created for each of these athletes. Should there be reason to believe a concussion may have taken place, this baseline will aid in making a return to play decision.

Have a question? Please contact James Long.

Symptoms of a Concussion

  • Headache or "pressure" in head
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Balance problems or dizziness
  • Double or blurry vision
  • Bothered by light or noise
  • Feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy, or groggy
  • Difficulty paying attention
  • Memory problems
  • Confusion

If you think you or your child may have a concussion:

  • Don't hide it.
  • Report it.
  • Seek the advice of a health care professional.
  • Take time to recover.