NUTLEY HIGH SCHOOL 300 FRANKLIN AVENUE NUTLEY, NEW JERSEY 07110 JAIME DICKERSON Athletic Trainer Tel. 973-661-8995 Fax 973-661-2834 firstname.lastname@example.org ATHLETICS Dear Parents, Nutley High School Athletics requires any athlete playing a contact sport to take the ImPACT test. Below is a list of the sports that must take this test. Anyone that is playing a sport not on this list and would still like to get a baseline score in case of a head injury is welcome to complete it. This test is available online and must be completed before practices/try-outs start. If the test is not completed by then, your son/daughter will not be able to play their sport until the test is taken. This test needs to be done every two years. Therefore, most athletes will take it their freshmen and junior years. This test does not need to be done for every sport they participate in. ImPACT is a test we use to baseline for concussions. If your son/daughter is concussed throughout the season, he/she will retake this test. Their scores must be back to normal before he/she can participate in sports. Enclosed are the instructions on how to take this test. It is to be taken seriously; any results that come back invalid will have to be tested again. Thank you for your cooperation. Sincerely, Jaime A Dickerson, MA, ATC Sports Required to take ImPACT Fall Cheerleading Football Soccer Volleyball Winter Basketball Cheerleading Ice Hockey Wrestling Spring Baseball Lacrosse Softball GO RAIDERS! ImPACT TESTING INSTRUCTIONS ImPACT needs to be taken every two years. Normally this would be freshmen and junior years. Please try to keep this in mind when taking the test so that the test is up to date. To ensure a valid test, please follow these instructions. It is very important that you are able to fully concentrate during the entire test. Poor performance will result in an invalid test and will require a retake! Set aside 30 minutes in a quiet room with no distractions to take the test. No headphones or cell phone use during the test. Turn off any televisions, radio, or anything else that can produce background noise. Tell siblings and family members about the importance of the test to avoid interruptions or distractions. Note the test will begin by asking you background questions called the “demographic’ SECTION. There are 6 test sections called “modules.” These include word memory, design memory, Xs and Os, symbol match, color word match and three letters. Take your time to read each section’s instructions very carefully. Each module is self explanatory. It is common to perform the color word match module incorrectly, please read that section’s instructions thoroughly. Other than the initial demographic section, do not ask anyone to help you with you performance during the test, such as assistance with memory questions, etc. Do not write anything down during the test to aid memory. You must use a standard external mouse. You may not use a finger mouse pad (ie: laptop mouse), a Track mouse, or anything other than a standard mouse. Minimum computer requirements: 1. Make sure you are using Internet Explorer 6.0 or above, Or Firefox 1.5 or above, and Safari for the MAC and OSX 10.2 and above. 2. You must have Macromedia FLASH PLAYER 8.0 or newer installed. You can download FLASH PLAYER at www.adobe.com. 3. If you have a pop up blocker installed, you must turn it off for the duration of the test. 4. Close all other programs on your computer before taking the test. 5. You need a broadband internet connection. To take the baseline test, go to www.impacttestonline.com/schools, select “NJ” and then click “Launch Baseline Test.” Then enter the customer code: E8B1929D28 and click “Launch Baseline Test.” You will then be directed to the test. Make sure that pop-ups are allowed or you will be redirected back to the previous page. Your test results are not displayed once you are finished (all results are password protected). Please note our contract with ImPACT does not allow for unlimited baseline tests. Please do not allow others to take an additional test. If you do not have access to the internet or a home computer that meets the above requirements, contact Jaime Scicolone to arrange a testing time at school. GO RAIDERS!