How SOCSD Communicates
Our District uses a variety of tools to communicate with our families, staff and community:
- ParentSquare: This mass messaging platform is used to share important information regarding school programs, services and news. The ParentSquare mobile app is available free for iOS and Android.
- Parents/guardians of current students and staff are automatically subscribed at the start of each school year and may login to ParentSquare to customize their account. Not receiving emails from your child’s school or from the District? Contact your child’s school directly.
- Local residents may subscribe to the ParentSquare SOCSD Community Communications group to receive emails regarding District news, budget vote reminders and weather-related delay and closing notifications.
- 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
- X (formerly Twitter): @SouthOrangetown | @Tappan_Zee_HS | @CottageLaneES | @TZeeAthletics
- Web: www.socsd.org
- SOCSD Update: This print newsletter is produced three times each year and mailed to all South Orangetown residents. View the archive on this webpage.
- School Communications Information:
Message from Board President Steven Finn As the days get shorter and colder, the South Orangetown Central School District continues its work of elevating, engaging, and inspiring our students. We have had many great accomplishments recently, as you will see in this: Read More: Board Brief: December 8, 2023
On Thursday, fifth graders from Cottage Lane Elementary School visited South Orangetown Middle School to learn about the music and World Language opportunities that will be offered to them as they prepare to enter sixth grade in September. SOMS Principal Chad Corey,: Read More: Fifth Graders Visit SOMS to Learn About World Language Classes and Music Program
“Why is coding important?” William O. Schaefer Elementary School students are learning all things coding this week with the help of WOS Technology teacher Randi Nerkizian to celebrate Computer Science Education Week! Nerkizian kicked off the lesson by talking with: Read More: WOS Celebrates Computer Science Education Week with the Hour of Code
To celebrate Computer Science Education Week (December 4-10), we have been taking a look at what computer science education looks like across grades K-12. At Cottage Lane Elementary School, there are a wide variety of technology education learning opportunities that: Read More: CLE Students Build and Program Robots
From Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction Rudy Arietta In this edition of Leading and Learning, we are taking a look at our Physical Education program. All students are required to participate in Physical Education each year of their time in a New: Read More: Leading & Learning: October/November 2023
Tappan Zee High School’s National Honor Society chapter welcomed 67 new members at its induction ceremony last night and presented pins to 53 seniors. The ceremony was hosted by NHS President Alex C. and fellow officers Jamie P., Cassie W. and Jake P., who spoke about: Read More: NHS Inducts 67 New Members and Presents Pins to 53 Seniors
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/comments 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
- Are political in nature
- 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.