HEAT, Lightning, & Concussion 


All outdoor sports: ISM has temperature displays at all outdoor fields for PE faculty and  after school sports/activities coaches. Teachers/coaches can monitor temperature fluctuations during the day and thus be able to modify training plans and intensity of training on very hot days (especially through our summer months of  mid March - end of May)

Cross Country/Track & Field Meets


ISM’s outdoor facilities have a lightning warning system in place to ensure our outdoor sports areas are cleared when lightning is detected in the area. At all 3 fields and the swimming pool we have a set of flashing lights mounted in visible areas for students and coaches to observe. For PE classes or after school training/matches if lightning is detected within 0-8miles an alarm goes off in the security office and the lightning warning system is activated which initiates the set of  lights to start flashing. This is the indication for all students/PE teachers/coach’s or adult’s to clear the fields/pool and move to the nearest undercover area to that venue. When the lightning warning goes off the lights will stop flashing and this is the indication that activity can then recommence.

All coaches/adults are to stay with and  monitor students behaviour in the covered areas they take them to during a lightning delay until the activity can resume. ISM security guards will also assist in advising of lightning status via radio to/from the security office.

This system is in place to ensure safety for all during a lightning warning, failure to adhere to the above procedure places you at great risk! PLEASE be helpful, cooperative and respectful to all when given directions to clear the outdoor areas/pools.


The information on this page and on the links  provided is for coaches, athletes, parents and community members. Concussion in sports and in particular youth sports is a serious issue. There are many different organisations globally that have similar guidelines for concussion information and management. The resources available via the links below provides current and researched based information with best practice guidelines and procedures related to concussion injury for athletes. Please review the guidelines in order to provide care and support to injured ISM athletes who have a suspected concussion injury.

Remember- Coaches/Athletes and Parents… “IF IN DOUBT-SIT OUT” 

World Rugby Concussion Guidelines

ISM will follow world rugby return to sport/play guidelines for students diagnosed with a concussion injury. The divisional office, a students teachers and the counseling office will also be advised by the ISM clinic of a diagnosed concussion so as to monitor return to classroom and academic participation. Important: In case of a concussion the clinic requests a medical clearance  for return to school AND permission to resume sports/athletics/academic studies.