South Orangetown Central School District


District Notices

In light of the declaration of Statewide and local States of Emergency pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor issued Executive Order 202.1, which has been extended, suspending certain requirements of the Open Meetings Law, including the provision that the public be allowed to attend in person. Additionally, Board members are permitted to attend meetings through conference call or videoconference without giving the public the right to attend at any in-district or remote location.

A regular meeting of the Board of Education will convene at 6:30PM on Thursday, September 24, followed by a Board of Education workshop at 7:00PM. View the Zoom webinar here.

The trustees will participate remotely, but the public may not attend at any of remote locations. (Public comment will not be permitted.) The meeting will be recorded and later transcribed.

The Board of Education is currently reviewing school district policies. Click here to go to the Policies Under Review webpage.

District & Community Events

Scroll down to view Events (one-time activities) and Programs. Click here for e-Backpack submission guidelines. Click here to go to the PTA webpage for PTA and TZ Red & White events, activities and updates.


PreK Zumbini (Virtual)
Friday, October 16, 11AM
Infants to Age 5: Join certified Zumba instructor Miss Lauren for this fun music and dance class created just for ages 0-4. Register at to receive a Zoom link.

Applying to College: One Step at a Time (Virtual)
Monday, October 5, 7PM
Grades 11-12 and Parents: College expert Dr. Dominique Padurano lays out a common-sense timeline for 11th and 12th graders to stay on track during the application process. A Q&A session will follow. Register at to receive a Zoom link.

Kids Zumba (Virtual)
Monday, October 19, 4:30PM
Ages 5-10: Join Miss Lauren for a fun-filled class combining fitness and dance. Age-appropriate dance routines are broken down step-by-step and set to kid-friendly music. Register at to receive a Zoom link.

How to Write a Great College Application Essay (Virtual)
Monday, October 26, 7PM
Grade 12 and Parents: Learn the basics of all great admissions essays from college expert Dr. Dominique Padurano. A Q&A session will follow. Register at to receive a Zoom link.


Preschool Storytime (Virtual)
Wednesdays, 10AM
Ages 3-5 years: Enjoy a picture book and have fun singing and dancing. Online registration required at

Toddler Storytime (Virtual)
Wednesdays, 10:45AM
Ages 19 months to 2 years: Songs, puppets, and silliness for toddlers. Online registration required at

Baby Storytime (Virtual)
Wednesdays, 11:30AM
Infants to 18 months: Music and movement for little ones. Online registration required at

Virtual 4-H Veterinary Science Career Exploration Program
Mondays: October 5–November 30 | 6:30-8:00PM
In this eight-session series, high school students (grades 9-12) will gain insight into veterinary careers, explore animal health and behavior, and develop skills with experienced animal professionals. Cost: $75. Financial assistance is available for families with demonstrated need. Learn more and register online: Registration deadline: October 1 or until full.

4-H Dog Handling and Showmanship
Saturdays: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (Rain Date: November 7) | 3:00-4:00PM
Ages 8-18: Looking for a fun activity to do with your dog? Learn how to show your dog for 4-H and American Kennel Club (AKC) competitions! During this 5-session series, youth will: enhance their knowledge of dog behavior and training; learn show procedures, rules, and etiquette as a dog handler; learn how to gait their dog in the show ring; and, learn how to hand stack, free stack, and show their dog’s teeth. For youth safety, parents/guardians must be present. Held outside Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County, 10 Patriot Hills Drive, Stony Point. Cost is $75 per youth participant. Financial assistance is available for those with demonstrated need. Register online: Contact: Kristin Ruggiero at [email protected] or (845) 429-7085 x 103.

Dia de los Muertos Masks-to-Go
Pick up between Oct. 20-30
Ages 5-10: For fans of the movies “Coco” and “The Book of Life,” sign up to reserve a kit with everything your child needs to decorate a mask based on traditional calaveras. Online registration required at

Monster Masks-to-Go!
Pick up between Oct. 22-28
Ages 2-5: Register to reserve a kit with everything your child needs to create a silly–not scary–monster mask. Then join us via Zoom on Thurs. Oct. 29 for a fun Halloween storytime–don’t forget to wear your costume! Online registration required at