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:
TZHS students enrolled in business teacher Darrell Flynn’s Entertainment & Sports Marketing course are getting an all-access pass for career exploration! This afternoon, Flynn’s students attended a Sports Career Consulting’s Creative Design and Brand Marketing: Read More: TZHS Students Tune In to Virtual Workshop
At the start of the 2016-17 school year, Tappan Zee High School students Diana Rizzo and Trinity Lundemo started TZ United to help build a more united, inclusive and supportive school community by bringing club members and students in the TZHS COVE program together: Read More: TZ United a Draw for Students Seeking to Build Inclusive School Culture
Congratulations to the 20 Tappan Zee High School student-musicians selected to perform in the 2021 New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Area All-State Festival at the Newburgh Free Academy, November 19-20. Area All-State musicians were chosen from more: Read More: Congratulations, NYSSMA Area All-State Musicians!
SOCSD K-5 families had a ton of interactive and hands-on science fun at the annual K-5 Family Fun Science Night hosted at William O. Schaefer Elementary! Teachers from William O. Schaefer and Cottage Lane Elementary led a variety of STEM activities that provided: Read More: K-5 Families Explore Science Fun!
Seventh-grade students in Kerry Beckmann’s technology class teamed up with Beth Doremus’ COVE students on an a fall-themed Halloween recycling project yesterday. “My technology class used hand tools to break down a pallet that would have been thrown: Read More: SOMS Gets Social with Recycling Collab
Kathleen Moore was approved by the Board of Education as Acting Assistant Principal at Tappan Zee High School effective October 8, 2021. She has assumed the duties of Richard Neidhart, who is on temporary leave, until his anticipated return in November. Moore, a: Read More: Moore Named TZHS Acting Assistant Principal
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 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
- 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.