TA News

Health Office Update: Dec. 7, 2023

 Have a good upcoming weekend!


  • We have more cases of strep throat – please notify Ellen if your child has strep throat. If your child has strep, they must be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • We have a few cases of influenza, with fever. If your child has a temperature over 100.0 please remember they need to stay home and need be fever free for hours (without Tylenol or ibuprofen) before returning to school. Your child can still get a flu shot at their doctor’s office.
  • We have 2 people out with Covid this week. Protocol for return after Covid is here: Thetford Academy Health Office/COVID page
  • If your Covid positive student has a sibling at TA; the sibling may attend TA if they have NO symptoms and are Covid negative

Free Covid Test Kits
Now available through the US Postal service link to Covid test kit order form. For Covid boosters, call the Kinney Drugstore in Bradford.

Red Cross Babysitting Course at Upper Valley Aquatic Center Dec. 16 and 17
Register by calling 802-296-2850 x109 or email Ashley at [email protected]. If you have any questions, please contact Nurse Ellen.

School Required Immunizations
I am reviewing all necessary school immunizations. Please send me your student’s exemption form if I have requested one. Parents of seventh graders please make sure your students are up-to-date with their tetanus booster. 

Thetford Town Service Officer
A resource for winter: the town service officer can help with gas cards, fuel oil, etc. The town service officer can connect families with other supports. Jessica Eaton is the Thetford Town Service Officer and can be contacted for assistance for a wide variety of needs. Email:  [email protected]. Phone:  802.333.9491

Thetford Food Shelf
The food shelf is open Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 to noon. The food shelf serves residents of Thetford, Fairlee, West Fairlee, Vershire and Strafford.

Corinth, West Topsham & Bradford Food Shelves
West Topsham’s food shelf is at the Riverside Grange & open Fridays 5:30 -630 PM Bradford Academy’s food shelf, in Bradford, is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 3-4 p.m.; Wednesday, 5-6 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-noon

Israel and the Occupied Territories
The International Red Cross is helping in the Mideast



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