South Orangetown Central School District


District Notices

A regular meeting of the Board of Education will convene on Thursday, March 14, at 7:30PM, in the South Orangetown Middle School Library, 160 Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt. For safety purposes, when attending Board meetings or any other school function, please observe all parking regulations. Please do not park in the fire zones. The agenda will be posted on BoardDocs.

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 Ongoing 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.


Family Movie: Ralph Breaks the Internet
Friday, March 22 | 1:30PM
Located at Tappan Library. Spend a half day of school with popcorn and this fun family film on our big screen. Rated PG; 112 min.  No registration necessary. Web:

Peppa’s Muddy Puddles (ages 2 – 5 with a caregiver)
Thursday, March 28 | 11:30AM
Located at Tappan Library. Come jump in (pretend) muddy puddles and make a project celebrating everyone’s favorite little pig.  Registration is required. To register or learn more, visit

Kids Yoga (Grades K – 5)
Friday, March 29 | 4:30PM
Located at Tappan Library. Hop, jump and stretch into fun and healthy poses with a certified yoga instructor. Registration is required. To register or learn more, visit

2019 Lower Hudson Valley Engineering Expo
Sunday, March 31 | 11:00AM
Located at White Plains High School, 550 North Street, White Plains. Think engineering with the Hudson Valley’s largest hands-on engineering sponsored event for middle and high schoolers. Learn about career opportunities in fields ranging from bridge and building design to nanotechnology. Meet representatives from some of the top engineering colleges and universities and get your questions answered by the professionals. Learn, meet and discover! To register or learn more, visit


Baby Storytime (infants – 18 mos. with a caregiver)
Tuesdays in March | 11:00AM
Located at Tappan Library. Music, movement, bubbles and parachute play for little ones. Spring storytime begins March 26. Registration is required. To register or learn more, visit

Toddler Storytime (ages 19 mos. – 2 yrs. with a caregiver)
Tuesdays and Wednesdays in March | T 2:00PM; W 11:15AM
Located at Tappan Library. Songs, scarves and silliness for toddlers. Spring storytime begins March 26. Registration is required. To register or learn more, visit

Preschool Storytime (ages 3 – 5 with a caregiver)
Wednesdays in March | 10:30AM
Located at Tappan Library. Make new friends and have fun while learning and practicing listening skills. Spring storytime begins March 27. Registration is required. To register or learn more, visit

Babytime (ages 3 – 18 mos. with a caregiver)
Thursday, March 21 | 11:00AM
Located at the Palisades Free Library. Lap sit program with nursery rhymes, songs, puppets and short, simple stories. A great way to spend time with your baby and meet other new parents. Web:

Alpha Computer Club (Grades 4 – 6)
Tuesday, April 2 and 9 | 7:00 PM
Located at the Palisades Free Library. Participants will learn how to create interactive web pages in JavaScript. Each student will need a charged laptop and the ability to log on independently. Space is limited to 10 participants. Registration is required. To register or learn more, visit

Orangetown Recreation Spring Break Programs
Monday-Friday, April 22-26 | check online for times
The Orangetown Parks and Recreation Office is offering several programs during the Spring break in April, including a Vacation Week Swim Club, Sports Camp and Great Adventure Family/Student Trip. More information available here.

Palisades Indoor Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays | 9:00AM
Located at the Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Road, Palisades. Bring the whole family and enjoy music, a kid’s craft table, local veggies and artisanal foods. Learn about how your food is grown from farmer John and see baby goats. Fun for all ages! Web:

Orangetown Parks and Recreation Summer Job Opportunities
The Orangetown Parks and Recreation Department is now accepting Summer 2019 job applications. To be eligible for summer employment, applicants must be 16 years old by June 20th. Applications are due by March 21. Please contact the Parks and Recreation office at (845) 359-6503 or email [email protected] with questions.

The Town of Ramapo Challenger Center After-School Classes 
The Town of Ramapo’s Challenger Learning Center Winter-Spring 2019 After-School classes have already begun and others are starting soon. For a full-listing of classes, visit

Orangetown Patriots Football and Cheer Registration
Online registration has begun for tackle football and cheer for boys and girls ages 5-15 as of July 31, 2019. Season begins August 1. To register or learn more, visit Please contact [email protected] with any cheer questions and [email protected] with football questions.