All student-athletes and their parents or guardians will be required to receive concussion information provided by Metz Middle School and Osbourn High School.
Participation in this concussion education training is mandated by state law (Virginia Code 21.1-271.5). A concussion is a brain injury that is characterized by an onset of impairment of cognitive and/or physical functioning, and is caused by a blow to the head, face, or neck, or to the body that causes a sudden jarring of the head (e.g., a helmet to the head, or being knocked to the ground). A concussion can occur with or without loss of consciousness.
Manassas City Public Schools (MCPS) supports the need to ensure that its staff, students, and the community are aware of the seriousness of brain injuries and concussions and how they can affect the student's abilities in the educational setting. In June 2011, the MCPS School Board adopted a concussion policy that meets the Virginia Code. The law requires parents and students to sign a concussion information letter attesting that they received concussion information prior to any level of student participation in athletics.
The division has developed an MCPS Concussion Management Plan, "Protocol and Procedures for Management of Sports-Related Concussion." If you have questions regarding the Concussion Management Plan, please contact Central Office at 571-377-6000. Please see the Helpful Resources for more information.