South Orangetown Central School District


District Notices

In light of the declaration of Statewide and local States of Emergency pertaining to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor issued Executive Order 202.1, which has since been extended, suspending certain requirements of the Open Meetings Law, including the provision that the public be allowed to attend in person. Additionally, Board members are permitted to attend meetings through conference call or videoconference without giving the public the right to attend at any in-district or remote location.

A regular meeting of the Board of Education of the South Orangetown Central School District will convene at 7:00PM on Thursday, October 29, followed by a Board of Education Workshop at 7:15PM.  This meeting will be a virtual-audio only meeting due to the mandated closure. View livestream on the SOCSD Events YouTube channel.

The trustees will participate remotely, but the public may not attend at any of remote locations. (Public comment will not be permitted.) The meeting will be recorded and later transcribed.

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

It’s flu season! Parents, please check the District Events listings below for local flu vaccine clinics or visit the Rockland County Department of Health website. View Parents Fight Flu information: English | Spanish.

District & Community Events

Scroll down to view Events (one-time activities) and Programs. Click here for e-Backpack submission guidelines. Click here to go to the PTA webpage for PTA and TZ Red & White events, activities and updates.


How to Write a Great College Application Essay (Virtual)
Monday, October 26, 7PM
Grade 12 and Parents: Learn the basics of all great admissions essays from college expert Dr. Dominique Padurano. A Q&A session will follow. Register at to receive a Zoom link.

Town of Orangetown 24th Annual Open House Drive-Through Event
Saturday, October 31, 10AM-Noon
Resident and their families are invited to our drive-through event to view the facility, witness equipment demonstrations and learn more about the operation of the Orangetown Highway Department. Highway Helper t-shirts will be distributed to the first 50 children in attendance. Location: Orangetown Highway Department, 119 Route 303, Orangeburg. Contact: (845) 359-6500.


Preschool Storytime (Virtual)
Wednesdays, 10AM
Ages 3-5 years: Enjoy a picture book and have fun singing and dancing. Online registration required at

Toddler Storytime (Virtual)
Wednesdays, 10:45AM
Ages 19 months to 2 years: Songs, puppets, and silliness for toddlers. Online registration required at

Baby Storytime (Virtual)
Wednesdays, 11:30AM
Infants to 18 months: Music and movement for little ones. Online registration required at

Dia de los Muertos Masks-to-Go
Pick up between Oct. 20-30
Ages 5-10: For fans of the movies “Coco” and “The Book of Life,” sign up to reserve a kit with everything your child needs to decorate a mask based on traditional calaveras. Online registration required at

Monster Masks-to-Go!
Pick up between Oct. 22-28
Ages 2-5: Register to reserve a kit with everything your child needs to create a silly–not scary–monster mask. Then join us via Zoom on Thurs. Oct. 29 for a fun Halloween storytime–don’t forget to wear your costume! Online registration required at

Rockland County 4-H Youth for Climate Action
For Grades 9-12
Thursday evenings or Saturday mornings, December 17 – June 11
Enhance your knowledge of the issues, develop leadership skills, and work with your peers to address climate change! Through this program, participants will:

  • Explore climate change issues on a global and local scale through demonstrations, talks and community science projects
  • Visit local sites including a solar field, reservoir, creeks, piers, and more!
  • Design, create, and implement a service project centered on climate change
  • Connect with peers and community leaders

Virtual sessions and in-person outdoor sessions throughout Rockland County and surrounding areas. Application deadline: November 30, 2020. Application process:

  • Apply online at
  • Ask your reference to complete the online reference questionnaire and/or submit a letter of recommendation at
  • Participate in a virtual interview on Thursday, December 10, between 5pm – 7pm.

Cost: $175. Financial assistance is available for those with demonstrated need. Contact: Kristin Ruggiero, [email protected], (845) 429-7085 x 103. Website: