How SOCSD Communicates
Our District uses a variety of tools to communicate with our families, staff and community:
- SchoolMessenger: This email and robocall system is used to share important information regarding school programs, services and news.
- Parents/guardians of current students and staff are automatically subscribed at the start of each school year. Not receiving emails from your child’s school or from the District? Contact your child’s school directly.
- Community members may sign up to receive emails about District news, too! Register via the Community Communications List.
- Google Calendars: School events, holidays, Board of Education meetings and other key dates are posted on our District and school Google calendars, which are displayed on the District and building homepages. For information on how to subscribe to updates and sync calendars with mobile devices, view the Google Calendar Quick Reference.
- Web and Social Media (commenting guidelines below):
- Web: www.socsd.org
- District notices and District/community events are posted on the e-Backpack webpage.
- Facebook: @SouthOrangetownCSD | @SOCSDFEC | @TZHSCounseling
- Instagram: @SouthOrangetownCSD | @Tappan_Zee_HS | @soms_strong | @CottageLaneES | @WOSnews | @TZeeAthletics
- YouTube: SOCSD Communications | SOCSD Events | TZHS Counseling
- Twitter: @SouthOrangetown | @Tappan_Zee_HS | @SOMS_News | @CottageLaneES | @WOSnews | @TZeeAthletics
- Web: www.socsd.org
- SOCSD Update: This print newsletter is produced two to three times each year and mailed to all South Orangetown residents. View the archive on this webpage.
- School Communications Information:
“School Boards Lead so Students Can Achieve” is the theme of the New York State School Boards Association’s 2021 School Board Recognition Week (October 18-22). “The South Orangetown Central School District is fortunate to have a board of education that prioritizes the: Read More: Thank You, SOCSD School Board!
We all need help sometimes. But, too often, stigma prevents people from getting the help they need, according to the National Alliance for Mental Illness. To make it easier for our students to get help, South Orangetown Middle School Health Education teacher Vickie: Read More: SOCSD Rolls Out Annual Help Card Campaign
Cottage Lane Elementary School has partnered with the Outdoor Science Alliance (OSA) to support hands-on, nature-based science instruction for fourth-grade students. “This really is an extension of the work Technology Education teacher Jacob Tanenbaum has done for our: Read More: Fourth-Graders Learn About Natural Sciences Through Local Parks
SOCSD has committed to a two-year partnership with the American School Counseling Association to review, assess and develop its program using ASCA’s National Model framework. School counselors will receive training and tools to guide the design and implementation of a: Read More: ASCA Partnership Latest Step in District Counseling Transformation
Thank you to the Blauvelt, Tappan and Sparkill-Palisades fire department volunteers for visiting our elementary schools today to teach our students about fire prevention! The theme of National Fire Prevention Week 2021 (October 3-9) is “Learn the Sounds of Fire: Read More: Elementary Students “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”
Fourteen Tappan Zee High School students and alumni were recognized at last night’s Board of Education meeting for their work as Summer STEAM Camp volunteers this year. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction noted that these students provided valuable: Read More: Thank You, Summer STEAM Camp Volunteers!
South Orangetown Central School District shares information with students, parents, educators, community members, alumni and the general public via its social media feeds. We welcome your comments, but reserve the right to remove postings that:
- Violate the law or urge others to do so
- Contain profanity or vulgar language
- Violate the privacy of students, staff or community members
- Easily identify students/staff in defamatory, abusive or generally negative terms
- Contain remarks that are slanderous, racist, homophobic, sexist or likely to offend
- Advertise products or services
The District’s social media account administrators reserve the right to not post or remove any comments at any time, for any reason.
Social media accounts are only monitored during regular business hours. Responses to posts made outside of business hours may be delayed.