South Orangetown Central School District

Student Support

Consistent with SOCSD’s “whole child” approach to education, all schools have an in-house Student Support team comprised of School Counselors, School Social Workers, School Psychologists and, at the secondary level, School Prevention Counselors, who work collaboratively to provide services that help our students in terms of both academics and social-emotional wellbeing, connect families with key community resources to meet their needs, and mental health and substance use intervention.

Family Engagement Center

The South Orangetown Family Engagement Center (FEC) promotes active parent involvement to support student success, from pre-K through graduation. All programs and services are offered at no cost and include bi-weekly Pre-K Playgroups, parent workshops, a drop-in resource center and ParentChild+ home visit program for families who may not have access to preschool or face other challenges. View the FEC page.

Homeless Families

The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act provides protections for students who are living in a shelter, car, park, bus, train, campsite, other temporary living situation, or with another person or family, due to loss of housing or as a result of economic hardship.

Students protected under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act are entitled to immediate enrollment in school, even if they do not have the documents normally required, such as proof of residency, school records, immunization records, or birth certificate. These students may also be entitled to other services. Parents or guardians who believe their child may be eligible should complete the Residency Questionnaire and return to District Registrar Laura DiMaio.

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