Your Mental Health Matters
At Twin Valley Elementary School (TVES), the psychological and emotional well-being of our students and families matter. We recognize that every family in our community has its own set of unique experiences, ways of living, as well as strengths and challenges. We want to APPRECIATE and RESPECT that! The goal of our teachers and staff is to support our families in a way that fits with our school's values of passionate learning, valued relationships, and being respectful.
That said, at the start of the 2019-2020 school year, TVES formed an alliance with Health Care & Rehabilitation Services (HCRS) in Brattleboro and contracted full-time and part-time School-Based Clinicians to work in the school setting to better support the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of our students and families. Our clinicians are Master or Doctoral level clinicians who work directly with the students, as well as the teachers, staff, and parents to help meet the emotional and behavioral needs of students in the school setting.
HCRS can also provide TVES with Behavioral Interventionists (BIs), who work one-on-one with high behavioral needs students in the classroom, following a behavioral assessment and plan.
VT Foodbank: 1-855-855-6181 or text VFBSNAP to 85511
VT Department for Children & Families: 1-800-479-6151 (M-TH from 8AM to 6PM & FRIDAY from 8AM – 4:15PM)
School Meals: All school districts in Vermont are making meals available during the current closure. These meals are free for all children 18 and under. While no paperwork is needed to access these meals, submitting a meal application can help your school continue to offer nutritious meals in uncertain times. If your household finances have changed, please consider filling out a school meal application! Click here to see if you and your family are eligible for free or reduced school lunches.
Curbside PickUp: Below is a list of local stores offering your family curbside pickup and/or online ordering.
River Bend Market: (802) 464-1562, email@example.com
River Valley Market: (802) 464-2236
Jacksonville General Store: (802) 368-2822
The Retreat Farm: is giving away a bag (per family) of healthy and nutritious food. This includes bread, eggs and milk. Please call (802) 490-2270.
Free breakfast sandwiches are available to kids on Saturdays and Sundays during May and June. Head down to the Retreat Farm in Brattleboro between 9 am - 12 pm for sausage and cheese egg sandwiches made fresh with local eggs and sausage. Sausage donation and catering by CherryRail Farm with additional donations and support from Pete and Gerry's Eggs, Against the Grain, Brown and Roberts, Leader Home Center and Wendy's. For more information email Jim at CherryRailFarm@gmail.com.
Brattleboro Area Farmers' Market: The Farmers' Market has compiled a list of their vendors who have products available right now, which you can find at farm stands, through online ordering, curbside pickup, and more! Visit their website for details and stay tuned for updates about the 2020 market season.