South Orangetown Central School District

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District Notices

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of the South Orangetown Central School District will convene on Thursday, October 6 at 6:30PM, at which time it is anticipated the Board of Education will move into Executive Session to receive advice from legal counsel. The public meeting will reconvene at approximately 7:30PM in the South Orangetown Middle School Library, 160 Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt. 

POLICY REVIEW: The Board of Education is currently reviewing school district policies. Click here to go to the Policies Under Review webpage.

Other Notices

From the New York State Department of Health: Be prepared for flu season! View this flyer (English | Spanish) to learn about flu, signs and symptoms of the disease and information regarding vaccination.

District & Community Events

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EVENTS

Craft-to-Go: Spooky Spider Web
Pick up between October 7-14
Grades K-5: Register and pick up a kit with everything you need to weave the perfect Halloween decoration. Register at tappanlibrary.org.  

Teen Art Class
Friday, October 7, 4:45PM
Create different art projects using a variety of techniques and mediums. All levels welcome. Sign up per session. Register at tappanlibrary.org.

Zumbini
Saturday, October 8, 11:30AM
Infants-age 4: Dance along with certified instructor Miss Lauren at this special Zumba program designed just for young children. Sign up per session. Register at tappanlibrary.org.

ONGOING PROGRAMS

South Orangetown Little League (SOLL) Baseball and Softball
Registration for the Spring 2023 SOLL Baseball and Softball seasons is now open. Registration for T Ball and Coach Pitch divisions will be open until January 31, 2023. Registration for all other divisions will be open until January 7, 2023. To register, visit: www.so-ll.org. Any questions, contact: [email protected].

Preschool Storytime
Wednesdays, 11:00AM 
Ages 3-5: Shake your sillies out with stories, songs, parachute play, and more. Attend in person or via Zoom. Register at tappanlibrary.org.

Baby/Toddler Storytime
Thursdays, 11:00AM 
Infants to 2 yrs: Have fun with your little one with music, puppets, scarves, and a short book. Attend in person or via Zoom. Register at tappanlibrary.org.

Venturing Crew 97 is looking to welcome new members!
Come check us out at Recruitment Night: October 1, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Germonds Community Center, 39 Germonds Road, West Nyack
What is a Venturing Crew? Venturing is a coed youth led group for ages 14 (or finished 8th grade) up to 21. It gives teenagers the opportunity to plan fun events and activities that the whole crew can do together. Whether you’re into the outdoors, serving your community, or trying new things there is something for everyone in a Venturing Crew. Learn more at www.scouting.org/programs/venturing. Contact: [email protected].

4-H Veterinary Science Career Exploration Program
When: Mondays, October 3 – December 5, 6:30pm – 8:00pm and Saturday, November 5, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Cost: $150. Financial assistance is available.
In this 9-session series, students in grades 9-12 will have an opportunity to explore veterinary careers and develop skills with experienced animal professionals. Participants will engage in hands-on activities, visit local organizations, gain insight into career opportunities, and develop knowledge about animal care and behavior. Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland County. For questions, contact Kristin Ruggiero, [email protected]. Learn more and register at rocklandcce.org/youth/rockland-county-4-h-veterinary-science-career-exploration-program. Space is limited – register early!

Teen Leadership Rockland 2022-2023
Rockland County high school sophomores are invited to apply to this multi-session program to develop leadership skills, connect with peers and community leaders, and prepare for future careers. Application deadline is October 3 with a discounted rate for those who apply by September 12. Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension Rockland County and Leadership Rockland. For questions, contact Kristin Ruggiero, [email protected]. Learn more and apply at rocklandcce.org/youth/teen-leadership-rockland.

Join Boy Scouts
Boy Scout Troop 37 meets every Tuesday at 7:30PM at the United Methodist Church in Pearl River. Come and join us any Tuesday night! Ages 11 (Grade 6) through 18. The church is on the corner of Franklin Ave and John Street. Please enter through the John Street entrance. Contact [email protected] for more information.

The Rockland YMCA has resumed before and after school childcare programs for South Orangetown students. For information or to register, visit the YMCA’s School Age Child Care webpage or call (845) 727-1037.