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District Notices

Alternate Site Transportation Requests Due July 30
To request transportation to or from a location other than your child’s registered address, an Alternate Site Request Form must be completed and submitted to the Transportation Office by July 30 in order to have alternate transportation in place for the start of school. Requests received after the deadline will not take effect until after the first two weeks of school.

View the Alternate Site Request Form in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Adobe Acrobat may be downloaded free from the Adobe website. If you are unable to access this form, please contact Transportation Coordinator Kurt Wickham via email ([email protected]) or by calling (845) 680-1662 for assistance.

Sports Physicals on August 14
Athletes in grades 7-12 who missed Sport Physical Night in June have one more opportunity to receive a sports physical through the school district on Monday, August 14, 9am-11am in the College Room at Tappan Zee High School. More information is posted on the Athletics webpage at http://blogs.socsd.org/2016so…/athletics-physical-education/

Summer Reading & Assignments Posted
Summer reading information and, for TZHS students, summer assignments are posted on our school websites. WOS, CLE & SOMS summer reading links are posted on school homepages (in the header) and under “Learning Resources” on the For Students pages.

District & Community Events

As of July 1, the district will be sharing district event information in a text-only format for PTA, TZ Red & White and community organization activity, program and event postings. Learn more.

From the Rockland County Department of Health: Mosquito and Tick Prevention
Mosquitoes and ticks are more than just nuisance pests; they can sometimes spread disease. Experts are expecting a significant increase in Lyme disease this season. Following are informational resources for local residents regarding mosquito and tick prevention: Mosquito Control Program | Lyme Disease Prevention & Education Program

SOCSD uses Integrated Pest Management to control pests on school property. This includes regular inspection of roof drains to ensure that they are working properly, walking the grounds on almost a daily basis to clean litter and remove containers that could hold standing water. The grounds are also mowed and trimmed weekly and leaves are removed to eliminate favorable habitat for ticks. State law prohibits the use of insecticides or pesticides on school property.