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Health Office Update: March 4, 2021

This Health Office update was sent to families by email on March 4, 2021.

Spring is getting closer. It’s so nice to see the long daylight hours.

Current illnesses:
TA is seeing a few scattered cases of a stomach bug and some cases of influenza. 

  • If your child has sore throat, headache, cough, fever, vomiting, diarrhea they need to, please, stay home.
  • Students with upper respiratory symptoms still need to do a home rapid Covid test. Take home kits are available in the Health Office.
  • Covid cases are decreasing, hurray!! TA had two new Covid cases this week.

The Agency of Education and the Vermont Department of Health are moving schools and the general public toward understanding that Covid will become endemic, like the common cold or the flu. 

Regarding masks:
Update forth-coming. We will continue to follow guidance from the Vermont Department of Health.

Sports Screenings post-Covid:
A friendly reminder your child needs Covid sports clearance if they had Covid, the information re: guidelines are found on the TA Health Page on the website.

The RONALD MCDONALD DENTAL VAN will be back the third week in April.
Please let Nurse Ellen know if you want to sign your child up for teeth cleanings. For students already signed up, parents don’t need to do anything. Their children will be seen automatically.


Medications may be given at school if necessary. If your child needs medication at school please contact the health office. Students should not carry any medications with them on campus.  Students must have:

  • A written order from their doctor/PCP for medication to be given at school.
  • Written permission from a parent if under 18 years old.
  • Students must take over-the-counter medications like Tylenol, ibuprofen, TUMS, etc. in the Health Office.

Health Screenings for Vision and Hearing are going to start in March.
The Health Office will screen 7th, 9th and 12th graders. If you have any questions, please email.

Immunizations and Exemptions:
All outstanding immunization records or exemption forms are due immediately to the Health Office or your student risks being excluded from school. Thank you.

As we continue to watch the tragedy unfold in the Ukraine there are two ways people can help: the International Committee for the Red Cross ( and Doctors Without Borders ( are providing emergency food and medical aid in Ukraine.



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