March 4, 2024

The Hartford School District has implemented an innovative program for our student-athletes.  This program will assist our team physicians/athletic trainers in evaluating and treating head injuries (e.g., concussion).  In order to better manage concussions sustained by our student-athletes, we have acquired a software tool called ImPACT (Immediate Post Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing).  ImPACT is a computerized exam utilized in many professional, collegiate, and high school sports programs across the country to successfully diagnose and manage concussions.  If an athlete is believed to have suffered a head injury during competition, ImPACT is used to help determine the severity of head injury and when the injury has fully healed.   

In addition to the testing, we also have a very specific policy and protocol for dealing with athletes who have sustained a head injury.  Please read through the attached documents for more information.

Letter to Parents re: Impact testing

HSD Return to Play Policy/Protocol

Gradual Return to Play Steps

Parent's Fact Sheet

Athlete's Fact Sheet

Parent's Fact Sheet (Spanish)

Athlete's Fact Sheet (Spanish)

Article on Adolescent Concussions