South Orangetown Middle School

School Communications

South Orangetown Middle School communicates with families through a variety of methods. Here are the main tools we use:


  • Automated mass messaging service that sends email, text and robocalls
  • Used to remind families of upcoming events or share important information, mostly by email only
  • Student families are automatically subscribed and may login to customize their accounts
  • Current SOMS families who are not receiving ParentSquare notifications or who need to update phone numbers/email addresses should contact the school’s main office at (845) 680-1100
  • School ParentSquare notifications are for parents of current students and staff only
  • Communications regarding weather-related closings, delays and early dismissals are handled by the school district (information here)

Daily Announcements

  • Used to share information about school news, enrichment and support opportunities and club meeting information
  • Daily Announcements are automatically emailed to parents/guardians and staff who subscribe to the SOMS Announcements Group in ParentSquare and posted in the SOMS Google Classroom for students


  • Follow SOMS on Instagram (@soms_strong) for a glimpse of the exciting work that’s happening in our classrooms

Google Calendar

  • To keep track of key dates (and what day it is in the rotation cycle), stay tuned to our Google Calendar
  • Information on how to subscribe to updates and sync with mobile devices can be found on the Calendar page

For information regarding the school district’s communication tools, go to the For Parents page at

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