How SOCSD Communicates
Our District uses a variety of tools to communicate with our families, staff and community:
- SchoolMessenger: This email and robocall system is used to share important information regarding school programs, services and news.
- Parents/guardians of current students and staff are automatically subscribed at the start of each school year. Not receiving emails from your child’s school or from the District? Contact your child’s school directly.
- Community members may sign up to receive emails about District news, too! Register via the Community Communications List.
- Google Calendars: School events, holidays, Board of Education meetings and other key dates are posted on our District and school Google calendars, which are displayed on the District and building homepages. For information on how to subscribe to updates and sync calendars with mobile devices, view the Google Calendar Quick Reference.
- Web and Social Media (commenting guidelines below):
- Web: www.socsd.org
- District notices and District/community events are posted on the e-Backpack webpage.
- Facebook: @SouthOrangetownCSD | @SOCSDFEC | @TZHSCounseling
- Instagram: @SouthOrangetownCSD | @Tappan_Zee_HS | @soms_strong | @CottageLaneES | @WOSnews | @TZeeAthletics
- YouTube: SOCSD Communications | SOCSD Events | TZHS Counseling
- Twitter: @SouthOrangetown | @Tappan_Zee_HS | @SOMS_News | @CottageLaneES | @WOSnews | @TZeeAthletics
- Web: www.socsd.org
- SOCSD Update: This print newsletter is produced two to three times each year and mailed to all South Orangetown residents. View the archive on this webpage.
- School Communications Information:
Board Work in Progress Superintendent Search: Applications close February 5 for the Superintendent of Schools position. The District’s search firm has been screening candidates on a rolling basis and will present semifinalists to the Board in Executive Session on: Read More: Board Brief: February 2, 2023
Tappan Zee High School senior Matthew Tobin has been named a U.S. Department of Education 2023 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program candidate! Tobin is among the more than 5,000 candidates identified nationwide from the pool of nearly 3.6 million high school students: Read More: Tobin a US Presidential Scholar Candidate
Tappan Zee High School students and TZHS Technology teacher Nick DeSantis visited South Orangetown Middle School to showcase the variety of engineering and technology courses that are offered at TZHS. “Incoming ninth graders were able to be exposed to STEM related: Read More: Eighth Graders Learn About Engineering Curriculum at TZHS
South Orangetown children who will turn age 5 by December 1, 2023 are eligible to begin kindergarten in September! ■ STEP 1. WELCOME! Attend the Incoming Kindergarten Orientation for Parents on Thursday, February 16, 7PM, at William O. Schaefer Elementary School, 140: Read More: Kindergarten Registration Begins February 17
As part of their study of life in ancient Egypt, sixth graders in South Orangetown Middle School Social Studies teacher Eric Goldstein’s class have been working on a variety of hands-on research projects. Students first learned how to write their name in hieroglyphs,: Read More: Sixth Graders Create Ancient Egypt Children’s Books
Incoming ninth graders and their families had the opportunity to visit Tappan Zee High School for an interactive building tour last evening. Students and families were welcomed by members of the TZHS PTSA before TZHS Principal Rudy Arietta held a brief presentation in: Read More: TZHS Hosts Incoming Freshman Orientation
Special Publication: For Parents of Children Ages 1-5
Guide to the School Year: 2022-23
Parent Guide to Back to School: 2021-22
Special Issue: Strategic Plan
South Orangetown Central School District shares information with students, parents, educators, community members, alumni and the general public via its social media feeds. We welcome your comments, but reserve the right to remove postings/comments that:
- Violate the law or urge others to do so
- Contain profanity or vulgar language
- Violate the privacy of students, staff or community members
- Easily identify students/staff in defamatory, abusive or generally negative terms
- Contain remarks that are slanderous, racist, homophobic, sexist or likely to offend
- Are political in nature
- Advertise products or services
The District’s social media account administrators reserve the right to not post or remove any comments at any time, for any reason.
Social media accounts are only monitored during regular business hours. Responses to posts made outside of business hours may be delayed.