TA News

Health Office Update: Dec. 1


  • We continue to see several viruses: RSV, influenza, Covid, rhinovirus and a stomach virus. Students get over one virus and then are vulnerable to picking up another virus. 
  • Students, if sick please stay home until you are better so you protect yourself and those around you.
  • To get better: extra sleep, lots of fluids, gargle with warm salt water for the sore throats, don’t share food or water bottles.
  • Thetford Academy has 6 people out with Covid this week, about 20 students out daily with viral or bacterial illness.

Students in need of emotional support

  • Please reach out to your parents, a counselor, the school nurse, your teacher and of course your friends.
  • The teen text crisis line is available 24 hours a day – 741741; no issue is too small. They always can help.

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


  • Nurse Ellen needs all immunization records and exemption forms by 12/2 otherwise your student may be excluded from school. 
  • This is the link to the 2022-2023 exemption form.
  • A NEW exemption form needs to be filled out each year.

Christmas Meal

If your food budget is limited this winter there is a Christmas meal available through the Thetford Food Bank, please contact their Director, Mary Allen or Nurse Ellen if interested in this program. It is confidential.



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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.