South Orangetown Central School District


District Notices

A regular meeting of the South Orangetown Central School District Board of Education will convene at 6:30PM on Thursday, November 30, at which time it is anticipated the Board of Education will move immediately into Executive Session to discuss matters pertaining to collective negotiations and matters pertaining to the employment history of particular individuals. The public meeting will reconvene at approximately 7:30PM in the South Orangetown Middle School Library, 160 Van Wyck Road, Blauvelt, NY 10913. 

  • Livestream: Board of Education meetings are broadcasted via view-only livestream at SOCSD BOE YouTube channel. Members of the public must attend meetings in person to participate in public commentary; however, there is no public commentary during Board workshops. Community members may also email questions or comments to the Board at any time at
  • Policy Review: The Board of Education reviews school district policies on an ongoing basis. View the Policies Under Review webpage for more information. 

Other Required Notices

Parents – Fight Flu at Home and At School: Each year, to comply with New York State Public Health Law (PHL) § 613, licensed and registered day care programs, nursery schools, pre-K, kindergarten, school-age childcare programs, and public and non-public schools are required to post information about influenza (flu) and the benefits of flu vaccination at the start of flu season in early fall. View the 2023 Fight Flu at Home and At School flyers for parents here: English | Spanish.

The Rockland County Department of Health is hosting flu vaccine clinics on most Fridays at 50 Sanatorium Road, Bldg. A in Pomona. Please bring proof of age; those with Medicare, Medicaid, or private health insurance must also bring their health insurance card. The vaccine is free of charge for uninsured/underinsured individuals. Vaccine is available for ages 6 months and above. High-dose flu vaccine for ages 65+. Pre-registration preferred. Walk-ins welcome. For more information call (845) 364-2534.

District & Community Events

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Virtual College Workshop: The Common App – Do’s and Don’ts for Finishing It Well and On Time
Wednesday, November 29, 7:00-8:00PM
In this program, independent college counselor and application coach Dr. P. (Dominique Padurano, Ph.D.) describes each section of the nation’s most widely used college application portal, the Common App, and advises students on how to make the most of them all to maximize their chances of admission. Register at

Teen Yoga
Sunday, December 3, 3:00-4:00PM
Grades 6-12: Yoga designed just for teens! Register at

Teen Book Chat
Wednesday, December 6, 5:30-6:30PM
Join us to chat about what you’ve been reading (both good and bad) and earn some community service! Register at

Holiday Gift Bazaar and Visit from Santa
Saturday, December 9, 10:00AM-4:00PM, Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Road, Palisades
Crafts by Hudson Valley artisans and Antiques vendors for special Holiday gift giving in our Historic schoolhouse. Kids activities will take place from 11:00AM-2:00PM and will include: Make It craft table, 3:00 Santa, 3:30 Sing-along, 4:00 tree lighting. Event will also include a Farm stand, food truck and hot chocolate.

Santa Claus 5K Run
Sunday, December 10, 10:30AM
The 32nd Annual Orangetown Santa Claus 5k in Veterans Memorial Park is on Sunday, December 10th!   Prizes for top finishers in each age bracket.  Each registrant will receive an official race winter hat. To register, please visit our website and click on the green on-line registration button.

Tween and Teen Program-Teen Advisory Board
Monday, December 11, 5:30-6:30PM
Earn an hour of community service each month just by attending the Teen Advisory Board (TAB) meeting! You will be able to collaborate with a variety of local organizations with many of our service projects. Register at

Little Bookworms
Thursday, December 14, 10:30-11:00AM
Meet Miss Danielle for some yoga story time! Ages 5 and younger with adult caregiver. Register at

Teen Craft and Activity
Monday, December 18, 4:00-5:00PM
Cake Decorating Competition! Register at

Healthy Snacking with Caitlin
Monday, December 18, 4:30-5:15PM
Meet Caitlin, ShopRite of Northvale’s new dietician! She will show us how to make fun, healthy, and yummy snacks! Register at

Drop In Crafts from the Closet
Wednesday, December 27, 2:00-3:00PM
Grades K-5: Drop in to make some left-over craft projects or create your own masterpiece using odds and ends from the craft closet!


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

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

Story Time with Miss Kimberly 
Thursdays, 10:30-11:15AM or 1:00-1:45PM
Ages 3-6: Join Miss Kimberly every week for a story and a craft. Register at

4-H Youth for Climate Action
Meets Thursdays, December 21-May 30 (with exceptions)

Grades 9-11: Join this countywide program where you can explore climate change issues, develop leadership skills, and take action with peers and community leaders. Learn more and sign up here. Sponsored by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rockland County. For more information, email Kristin Ruggiero:

The Rockland YMCA is registering South Orangetown students in grades K-5 for its 2023-24 before and after school childcare programs. For more information or to register, visit the Rockland YMCA website.