District Code of Conduct

Under SAVE Regulations, the district is required to make the District's Code of Conduct available.  If you wish a hard copy of the document, please call your school building.


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In keeping with our security procedures we want to remind anyone who wishes to enter any SOCSD building that you will be required to present a photo ID to the security guard prior to entering.  Your cooperation and understanding is appreciated as the safety of our children is our number one priority.

Emergency Codes & Procedures - English

Emergency Codes & Procedures - Spanish


Central Administration   
160 Van Wyck Road
Blauvelt, NY  10913   
845. 680.1000

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Board of Education Meetings

Board of Education Meeting - Regular Meeting
Adoption of 2015-2016 Budget
Thursday, April 9
Room 165 - 7:30pm

Notice of Meeting


Private/Parochial School Transportation

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 is the deadline for applications for buses to Private/Parochial School.

2014-15 Calendar Changes
The Board adopted 2014-2015 Calendar included three snow days and we have currently used four snow days.

As a result, we will be adding April 7 (fourth snow day that needs to be made up) for students and staff to the calendar.

Please note that school will now be in session on: April 7, 8, May 22, & 26.

Nominating Petitions for Board Seats
The annual budget vote and election of board members will take place on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. On June 30, 2015, the term of office expires for Board Member Annmarie Uhl. Nominating petitions for the board seat will be available in the District Clerk's office beginning Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The number of signatures needed on candidate petitions is 30 (2% of last year's voting population).

Petitions must be submitted to the Office of the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2015. For more information, contact Terry Campanella at 680-1012.

2015-2016 School Building Hours
Please take note of the school hours for the 2015-2016 school year:

William O. Schaefer 9:15 am - 3:40 pm
Cottage Lane 9:15 am - 3:40 pm
South Orangetown Middle School 8:15 am - 3:00 pm
Tappan Zee High School 8:15 am - 3:00 pm

Information every parent must have regarding the trends, how to prevent and understand the behaviors that lead to drug abuse.

The Perfect Storm - Battling the Drug Epidemic
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7pm - Pearl River Hilton
View flyer for details

Open Your Eyes - Our Kids are Getting High
Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30pm - TZHS Library.
View flyer for details

How can we best address the critical issue of prescription drug and heroin addiction and its impact on our families and our community?

Feel free to attend both or either one of the two sessions of panel discussions with professionals who deal with these problems daily.

Come and participate in two eye-opening presentations.

We need to break the silence and eliminate the stigmas of addiction.

Zumba for Charity Night
Penguin Plunge

Thursday, April 23, 2015
This is a rescheduled date!
7:00 - 8:00 P.M. (Registration begins at 6:30pm)
Proceeds go to the Penguin Plunge.  Sponsored by the TZHS Leo Club. 
View flyer for details


Veterans' Tax Exemption - (June 19, 2014)

Veterans' Tax Exemption - (April 24, 2014)
June 19 BOE Audio

Early Dismissal Times/Delayed Openings

District Upcoming Events/School Highlights

Student/Staff Achievements

Transcript Release Form - Former Student



Email Communication System
For Parents/Guardians with Students in District

Please be advised that any changes/updates to your children(s) contact information must go through the appropriate school building.  This includes updates to emergency phone numbers, email addresses, etc.  Please contact your school building accordingly for these changes to take effect.

Email Communication System
For Community/Without Students in District

Community members that would like to receive GENERAL district information, please sign up here:  Click here for community sign up - YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE BUILDING UPDATES.  Information provided here will not be given to school buildings for updates.  Phone calls will not be made from this list in the event of school closings.

Delays/School Closings
In addition to email notifications, announcements will be made on the web in addition to radio and TV stations.