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Concussion Management Protocol

As per the Nipissing - Parry Sound Catholic District School Board’s policy AS 15.2


A brain injury that causes changes in how the brain functions, leading to symptoms that can be physical (e.g. headache, dizziness), cognitive (e.g. difficulty concentrating or remembering), emotional/behavioural (e.g. depression, irritability) and/or related to sleep (e.g. drowsiness, difficulty falling asleep).
May be caused either by direct blow to the head, face or neck, or a blow to the body that transmits a force to the head that causes the brain to move rapidly within the skull.
Can occur even if there has been no loss of consciousness (in fact,, most concussions occur without a loss of consciousness).
Cannot be seen on X-rays, standard CT scans or MRI’s

*It is critical that a student with a suspected concussion be examined by a medical doctor or nurse practitioner as soon as possible on the same day.

Concussion Diagnosis (Process)

  1. Prevention Component
  2. Identification Component
    1. Initial Response
    2. Initial Concussion Assessment
    3. Steps To Take Following An Initial Assessment
  3. Management Procedures For A Diagnosed Concussion

Please see the Parent Fact Sheet to assist you with more information.

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Good Friday(Posted:3/1/2018)

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No School today.

March Break(Posted:3/1/2018)

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March 9-March 16

Enjoy your time together.

School Supplies 2017-2018(Posted:8/23/2016)

Dear Parent(s)/ Guardian(s),

School supplies by grade level have been posted. There may be a few additional items that will be required specific to your classroom teacher suggestions. These lists will get you started:



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Communicating with the Teenage Brain(Posted:3/22/2018)

SJSH Parent Council will be hosting a free information session Tuesday, March 27, from 6:00pm-7:30pm! Join us in the SJSH cafeteria for a light dinner and keynote presentation on "Communicating with the Teenage Brain". The keynote will be presented by NPSC Mental Health Lead, Trish Tessier.

RSVP by Monday, March 26 to 705 494 8600 ext. 3289 or

Support Catholic Education(Posted:10/30/2017)

DID YOU KNOW?  Your school support defaults to English Public each time you move residences. You must re-declare yourself as English Separate.    

By ensuring that you are accurately recorded as a Separate School Supporter, you will be able to cast a vote for Catholic trustees in the October 22, 2018 Municipal Election and you are helping to deliver a powerful message to the Ontario government about the level of support for publicly funded Catholic education in our province.

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