How SOCSD Communicates
Our District uses a variety of tools to communicate with our families, staff and community:
- ParentSquare: This mass messaging platform is used to share important information regarding school programs, services and news. The ParentSquare mobile app is available free for iOS and Android.
- Parents/guardians of current students and staff are automatically subscribed at the start of each school year and may login to ParentSquare to customize their account. Not receiving emails from your child’s school or from the District? Contact your child’s school directly.
- Local residents may subscribe to the ParentSquare SOCSD Community Communications group to receive emails regarding District news, budget vote reminders and weather-related delay and closing notifications.
- 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
- X (formerly Twitter): @SouthOrangetown | @Tappan_Zee_HS | @CottageLaneES | @TZeeAthletics
- Web: www.socsd.org
- SOCSD Update: This print newsletter is produced three times each year and mailed to all South Orangetown residents. View the archive on this webpage.
- School Communications Information:
Today, Cottage Lane Elementary School wrapped up their celebration of #StartWithHelloWeek with School Spirit Day and a fun, conversation starter activity during lunch periods! Throughout the week, CLE students engaged in a variety of classroom and group activities: Read More: CLE Wraps Up Start With Hello Week Celebration With Spirit Day and Conversation Starters Activity
Tappan Zee High School celebrated #StartWithHelloWeek with daily themes, classroom activities and events during lunch periods. Throughout the week, teachers asked their classes various conversation starters to encourage students to converse and get to know one: Read More: TZHS Hosts “Trusted Adult Thursday”
South Orangetown Middle School students and staff have been engaging in a variety of activities over the last few days to celebrate #StartWithHelloWeek! Each day, SOMS School Prevention Counselor Bobbie-Angela Wong planned activities for students to engage in during: Read More: SOMS Students and Staff Engage in Conversation Starter Activities During Start With Hello Week
As part of an annual tradition started by William O. Schaefer Elementary School Art Teacher Liz Piteo, SOCSD celebrated International Peace Day today by creating school-wide art installations. The art installation is part of the Pinwheels for Peace global art and: Read More: Students Create Pinwheels for Peace
This week, William O. Schaefer Elementary School is celebrating #StartWithHelloWeek in a variety of ways including themed spirit days and classroom activities. “Start with Hello week is a prevention program that teaches even our youngest students how to be socially: Read More: WOS Celebrates Start With Hello Week with Classroom and School-wide Activities
Twenty-six South Orangetown Middle School and Tappan Zee High School Italian Club and Honor society members—along with advisors Christina Nilson, Maria Bruno and Vittoria Conway—performed the tarantella at the Blauvelt Sons of Italy Italian Feast last Sunday! “Our: Read More: SOMS and TZHS Italian Club and Honor Society Members Perform At Blauvelt Italian Feast
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.