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This health update was sent by email to all families on Dec. 16, 2021. Flu shots: Flu shots are more important than ever this year. Influenza strain A is in Vermont early this year and causing significant illness in both children and adults. It is important to get the flu shot because people's lungs can get very sick if they have the flu and Covid at the same time. Flu shots are available by appointment at Upper Valley Pediatrics, 802-222-4722 or South Royalton Health Center, 802-763-7575. Students do not need to be a patient of either practice.Routine school immunizations: If...


The 2021-2022 school year marks the third academic year impacted by the pandemic. While teachers are excited to have students back in the classroom for in-person learning, the continued presence of Covid in our communities remains a significant source of stress and disruption for school employees and their families. At TA, the Board of Trustees wanted to help ease some of that stress before the holidays and help employees feel the gratitude and appreciation of their community. They invited parents and neighbors and friends to join in "Frozen Meals to Warm Hearts," an effort to provide all 71 TA employees...


Every year as the holidays approach, the Thetford Academy Alumni Association lights a memory tree in front of the White Building. Each bulb represents a lost loved one remembered by their fellow alumni, friends, neighbors, and family. Thank you to everyone who made a gift in memory of a loved one this year. Please join us in celebrating the lives of: Janice A'NessKeith A'NessArline AndrewsCarol Bacon '55Robert Bacon '39Warren Bacon '42Arthur BaconLoren Bacon '70Danny Bacon '84Carleton Bacon '49Ruth BaconRobert L. Bacon '39Ronald Bacon '54Dorothy BankerJames Banker '55Mike Batchelder '80Earl John Beede '57Dorothy BeedeJohn E. Beede, Jr. '57Jerry BergdorfAndrew Berry '69Betty...


With basketball season in full swing, TA's administrators have been fielding a lot of questions about our winter sports guidance. Specifically, with Covid restrictions, how can spectators keep up with and cheer on their favorite Panther athletes? At this time, Thetford Academy is welcoming limited numbers of spectators into the Vaughan Alumni Gymnasium for home games. Each team member will be allowed up to four family members to attend each game. Guests must sign in upon arrival. Please also note that TA's 100% indoor masking policy will also apply and all players and spectators will be required to wear masks....


Dear TA Families, This week's email includes equal parts information, gratitude, and invitations to give during this holiday season. Please read on! Remote TA Day on Wednesday, Dec. 15 As I first announced in an email in late November, TA will have a special remote schedule on Dec. 15 to serve as a student and teacher academic work day without regular classes in session. The idea for this day was generated from both student and teacher input as a way to support the school community through the challenges of this fall and to allow focused time before going into winter break to prepare for the...


This post was originally sent by email to TA families on Dec. 8, 2021. This week's Health Office update includes information about routine health expectations-not just Covid this week!   Routine School Immunizations Parents/Guardians of 7th grade students: The deadline for submitting immunization documentation for the tetanus (TDaP) booster is December 17, 2021. Nurse Ellen has been in contact with families of students who need this booster and/or have not yet submitted the documentation. Parents can request a copy of the immunization documentation from the students' health care provider to share with the Health Office.If your student needs an immunization exemption for this...

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