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 since 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.
The regular meeting of the Board of Education of the South Orangetown Central School District will convene on Monday, January 25 at 7:30PM. This meeting will be a virtual-audio only meeting and may be viewed on the SOCSD Events YouTube channel. The trustees will participate remotely, but the public may not attend at any of remote locations. Public comment will not be permitted.
The Board of Education is currently reviewing school district policies. Click here to go to the Policies Under Review webpage.
It’s flu season! Parents, please check the District Events listings below for local flu vaccine clinics or visit the Rockland County Department of Health website. View Parents Fight Flu information: English | Spanish.
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.
Fluffy Snow Slime-to-Go
Pick up between January 22-29
Ages 5 and up: Enjoy the snow without getting cold! Receive a kit with everything you need to make fluffy, squishy, glittery slime at home. Registration required at tappanlibrary.org.
Family Play & Learn: Plastic Bag Printmaking (Virtual)
Monday, January 25, 4:30PM
Grades 3-5: Register to receive materials and join us on Zoom to learn how to create prints from plastic bags. Registration required at tappanlibrary.org.
LEGO Book & Build Challenge
Friday, January 29, 4:30PM
Ages 5 and up: Each month we’ll share a story and then give a building challenge based on the book. Work with LEGOs, Duplos, or blocks at home–then show off your creation and continue the tale! Registration required at tappanlibrary.org.
Arduino Programming (Virtual)
Starts Sunday, January 31, 1PM
Ages 11 and up: Learn how to construct and program an Arduino circuit board for real-world usage. Each student will be loaned an Arduino kit for hands-on experience, while following an 8-week workshop via Zoom. Registration required at tappanlibrary.org. Registration required at tappanlibrary.org.
Preschool Storytime (Virtual)
Ages 3-5 years: Enjoy a picture book and have fun singing and dancing. Online registration required at www.taplib.org.
Toddler Storytime (Virtual)
Ages 19 months to 2 years: Songs, puppets, and silliness for toddlers. Online registration required at www.taplib.org.
Baby Storytime (Virtual)
Infants to 18 months: Music and movement for little ones. Online registration required at www.taplib.org.