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 Retreat & Training The Board of Education held its half-day retreat on September 10, which was facilitated by a New York State School Boards Association trainer and focused on governance and Board roles and responsibilities. “Our Board retreat was an: Read More: Board Brief: October 3, 2022
Athletic Training is one of the five new courses that has been introduced in response to student interest at Tappan Zee High School since last spring. This course is currently offered to students in grades 10-12. Throughout the course, students will learn about: Read More: TZHS Offers New Athletic Training Elective
Fifth graders at Cottage Lane Elementary School are gaining hands-on experience learning about their environment! Over the next couple of weeks, students will visit the Piermont Pier and scientists from Lamont-Doherty will teach them all about the diverse species that: Read More: CLE Fifth Graders Work With Lamont Doherty Scientists
As part of an annual tradition started by William O. Schaefer Elementary School Art Teacher Liz Piteo, SOCSD celebrated International Peace Day by creating school-wide art installations. The art installation is part of the Pinwheels for Peace global art and literacy: Read More: SOCSD Celebrates International Peace Day With Art Installations
Helping students navigate the start of the new school year is a collaborative, weeks-long process across grades K-12. In addition to preparing students for academic success, our School Support Teams and teachers engage students in a series of activities to support: Read More: Help Card Campaign Launches Today
In the recently released 2023 Niche Best Schools rankings, Tappan Zee High School rated first in Rockland County for the second consecutive year and 57th among 1,255 public high schools statewide. TZHS also ranked 50th for Best Public School Teachers in New York: Read More: TZHS Tops County Once Again in Niche Rankings
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.