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Summer Reading + Assignments

Buttons linked to summer reading resources and summer assignments (for select TZHS courses only) are posted on our school homepages. Note: TZHS ELA summer assignments are posted on the TZHS Summer Reading page.

2021-22 Calendar

District and school calendars are being finalized for the 2021-22 school year and will be posted on the respective Google Calendars by August 1. (The District is not producing a print calendar.)

Transportation Deadlines

Local childcare providers will be continuing and/or resuming before and after school programs for the 2021-2022 school year. Please contact childcare providers directly regarding program information and registration.

  • If busing to or from an alternate site is needed, be sure to submit the Alternate Site Request Form (English| Español) no later than July 15 to [email protected]. The Alternate Site Request Form must be completed and submitted each year that a student requires transportation to or from an alternate site.

William O. Schaefer Elementary School parents/guardians: All SOCSD students in grades K-2 are required to have an adult with them when they board the school bus each morning and get off the bus in the afternoon. WOS students will be released only to adults listed on the Bus Designee Form which must be submitted by August 15 to [email protected]. View the WOS Bus Designee Form (English | Español).

Bus assignments for the 2021-22 school year will be mailed the week of August 30.

School Physical Requirements

New York State law requires a health examination for all students entering the school district for the first time AND when entering pre-kindergarten or kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th grades. Physicals completed within 365 days prior to the first day of school are acceptable.

Please read the following requirements carefully:

  • The examination must be completed by a NY/NJ state licensed physician, physician assistant or nurse practitioner.
  • dental certificate which indicates your child has been seen by a dentist or dental hygienist is requested at the same time.
  • A copy of the NYSED Student Health Examination Form must be provided to the school by December 31, 2021 from when your child first starts school and when your child starts kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th grades. Please note that the NYSED Student Health Examination Form or its electronic health record equivalent MUST be used for al physicals completed on or after January 31, 2021. No other forms are acceptable.
  • Links to the NY SED Student Health Examination Form and dental certificateforms  are posted on the For Parents page of our school district website, under Forms.

Parents are encouraged to make copies of the completed forms for their own records before sending them to the School Nurse’s Office. Forms may be faxed to the appropriate school:

WOS: Riva Fisher, RN | Tel: 845-680-1304 | Fax: 845-680-1920
CLE: Karen Fitzgibbons, RN | Tel: 845-680-1508 | Fax: 845-680-1957
SOMS: Margaret Keane, RN | Tel: 845-680-1130 | Fax: 845-680-1911
TZHS: Patricia Shalvey, RN | Tel: 845-680-1647 | Fax: 845-680-1960

Key Dates

Alternate Site Transportation Request Form Deadline
Thursday, July 15

Fall High School Sports Registration & APP Process Opens
Friday, July 23
Register at: socsd.powermediallc.org/. View fall sports information.

SOCSD FEC Food Pantry Pick Up
Tuesday, August 3 | 4:00-6:00PM

Pick up from the former Tappan Zee Elementary School, 561 Route 9W, Piermont. To register or for more information, email [email protected] or call (845) 680-1025.

Fall Modified Sports Registration Opens
Monday, August 9
Register at: socsd.powermediallc.org/. View fall sports information.

WOS Bus Designee Form
Sunday, August 15

Fall High School Sports Begin
Monday, August 23
View fall sports information.

Fall APP Physical Testing
Wednesday, August 18 & Thursday, August 19 | 5:00-6:00PM
Administered at the TZHS Multipurpose Field. View fall sports information.

SOCSD FEC Food Pantry Pick Up
Tuesday, August 24 | 4:00-6:00PM

Pick up from the former Tappan Zee Elementary School, 561 Route 9W, Piermont. To register or for more information, email [email protected] or call (845) 680-1025.

SOMS Grade 7 Locker Day
Thursday, August 26

SOMS Grade 6 Locker Day
Monday, August 30

Bus Passes Delivered
Week of August 30

Fall High School Sports Registration Ends
Wednesday, September 8
View fall sports information.

FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!
Thursday, September 9

Fall Modified Sports Begin
Thursday, September 9
View fall sports information.

Fall Modified Sports Registration Ends
Wednesday, September 15
View fall sports information.