TA News

Health Office Update: November 3


  • We have several cases of confirmed influenza (flu). We had 11-27 students with fever out each day this week. There are at least 3 other viruses making students sick.
  • Flu shots help; please consider having students get their flu shots. Call Upper Valley Pediatrics, 802-785-4722, if you don’t know where to go.
  • Students should try to get a lot of rest to prevent getting sick.
  • Thetford Academy has 1 person out with Covid this week.

Dental Care

  • The Ronald McDonald Dental Van will be at Thetford Academy from November 2-7. Fill out a new patient form if you want your student’s teeth cleaned.

Student Emotional Support

  • Students in need of support should reach out to parents, a counselor, the school nurse, a teacher, or friends.
  • The teen text crisis line is available 24 hours a day – 741741; no issue is too small, they are there to help.

Student Illness or Injury at School

  • Students who are ill or injured during the school day must first go to the health office or main office.
  • The nurse or office staff will help the student and call parents as needed.
  • Parents should not pick up students who have not gone through these steps.


  • All 7th grade students need a tetanus booster (TDaP) to be in school.
  • Parents should make sure students are up to date on all school immunizations or complete an exemption form. A new exemption form is required each year.

Warning about Vaping

  • A new and very deadly narcotic, fentanyl, is being added to some vape pens and other vape devices. Read more info about this issue.
  • The best way to stay safe is to stop vaping. Resources for quitting are available in the Health Office or from the Student Assistance Provider, or online at 802-Quits.

Families in Need of Winter Help

  • Orange County Parent Child Center is a conduit for VT state assistance for help with: heating costs, car repairs, winter clothing, gas cards, gift cards to grocery stores and electric bills.  Please contact their director, Lindsey Trombley, 802-685-2264 or [email protected] or Nurse Ellen for assistance.



We set high expectations. We challenge all members of the school community to reach their highest potential.


We value initiative, courage and dedication. We take personal responsibility for the goals we set and work hard to achieve them.


We work and learn together. We see teachers as coaches, students as team members, families as partners, and learning as practice and action.


We provide individuals with personalized support and guidance. We care about each other and the larger community.


We respect differences among people. We welcome the contribution of varied perspectives to a rich and flexible school culture.