Physical Education and Head Safety
At the TDSB, we want you or your child to learn in a safe environment whether you are inside the school or outside on the field. We follow the Ontario Health & Physical Education Safety Guidelines – provincially recognized safety guidelines that set out the standards that must be met by teachers and coaches around safety components of curricular, intramural and interschool programs.
We are currently reviewing our concussion protocol for students. We are developing a process for students to reacclimatize themselves to the classroom through Return to Play and Return to Learn working groups.
We are working with Dr. Charles Tator (PhD, MD, Neurologist at Toronto’s Western Hospital) and the ThinkFirst Foundation of Canada to deliver mandatory training sessions for high-risk sports to teachers, coaches and parents.
Some information from the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association:
Physical Activity and Sport Related Concussions
Sample request to resume participation -- concussion related
Information from Think First:
Concussion Guidelines for the Athlete
Concussion Guidelines for the Parents/Caregivers