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:
TZHS Voter Registration Drive Encourages Civic Participation
Rockland County Board of Elections representatives Rifke Kramer and Terri Halpin met with Tappan Zee High School 12th grade social studies classes on Friday to encourage eligible students to register to vote. TZHS Social Studies teacher Christine Drivas has organized: Read More: TZHS Voter Registration Drive Encourages Civic Participation
District Hosts Tri-State Visit Focused On Student Communication
This week, a team of regional educators and administrators conducted an in-depth, three-day review of SOCSD programs which encompassed 30+ classroom visits, focus groups with students, teachers, school leaders and parents and examination of 100+ pieces of digital: Read More: District Hosts Tri-State Visit Focused On Student Communication
SOMS Musical Club Presents “Shrek” This Weekend!
The South Orangetown Middle School Musical Club proudly presents “Shrek The Musical” this weekend! Based on the 2001 DreamWorks Animation Film, “Shrek The Musical” brings to life everyone’s favorite characters from the fairy-tale adventure with music from Jeanine: Read More: SOMS Musical Club Presents “Shrek” This Weekend!
SO BOTZ: Charged Up for 2023 Competition Season!
SO BOTZ, Tappan Zee High School’s FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) team, is headed to its first regional contest this weekend at Hofstra University Arena! The “ultimate sport of the mind,” FIRST Robotics Competition is a global program which offers a challenging,: Read More: SO BOTZ: Charged Up for 2023 Competition Season!
SOCSD Celebrates National Athletic Training Month
“I love so many things about my job!” says South Orangetown Central School District Head Athletic Trainer Jessica Lappe. “It is an honor to be part of the athletes’ and coaches’ experience of winning and losing throughout each season. I’m always striving to do the: Read More: SOCSD Celebrates National Athletic Training Month
SOCSD Family Engagement Center Hosts World Down Syndrome Day Event
The SOCSD Family Engagement Center’s first World Down Syndrome Day event yesterday afternoon was a tremendous success! “The purpose of this cause is to celebrate differences among individuals and promote the continued pursuit of inclusion,” noted: Read More: SOCSD Family Engagement Center Hosts World Down Syndrome Day Event
Special Publication: For Parents of Children Ages 1-5
Guide to the School Year: 2022-23
Parent Guide to Back to School: 2021-22
Special Issue: Strategic Plan
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:
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Social media accounts are only monitored during regular business hours. Responses to posts made outside of business hours may be delayed.