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New Election Districts
The Board of Education expanded GNPS election districts from two voting locations to a total of four. This change applies to all future GNPS annual and special elections. The Board of Education discussed expanding the number of polling sites after residents experienced long lines and wait times to cast their ballots at the district budget and bond vote last May. View New Election District Map... Visit our Voter Registration Page... Visit our Poll Place Finder... Read more about New Election Districts...

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Proposed 2018-19 School Budget
Board’s Plan Maintains Programs & Class Sizes; Enhances Safety & Security
After extensive public discussion and input, the Board of Education has adopted the proposed 2018–19 school budget in the amount of $229,845,028. This amount is a 2.93 percent increase over last year’s budget. The proposed tax levy increase is 2.52 percent, which is below the tax cap limit of 2.89 percent. Read more about the Proposed 2018-19 School Budget... View 2018-19 School Tax Estimator... View 2018-19 Budget Details...View 2018-19 Budget Overview Presentation from 4/17/18 Board Meeting...

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The Phantom of the Opera at North High -- April 21
North High School will present The Phantom of the Opera on April 21 at 7:30 p.m. (Please note that there will not be performances on Friday evening or Saturday afternoon, which are listed the district calendar.). Read more about the North High Opera, The Phantom of the Opera...

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South High Presents The Tales of Hoffmann -- April 20-21
South High School’s music department continues its long-standing tradition, now in its 49th year, of presenting exceptional, full-scale student-performed operas. This year’s opera will be The Tales of Hoffmann by Jacques Offenbach. Performances will take place on Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, both evenings at 7:30 p.m. Read more about the South High Opera, The Tales of Hoffmann...

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Community Health and Wellness Fair -- May 8
The Great Neck Public Schools, in partnership with the United Parent-Teacher Council (UPTC), will host a Community Health and Wellness Fair on May 8 at 6:30 p.m. at North High School. This event will feature a keynote speaker, break-out sessions led by health and safety experts, and an exhibitor’s space in the gym. Read more about Community Health and Wellness Fair or contact David Zawatson, director of physical education, recreation and athletics, at (516) 441-4045 or

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Statement on School Safety From Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Teresa Prendergast has posted a statement on school safety and district security. View Superintendent Statement on School Safety of 2/23/18...For more information, read the Newsday article, Securing LI's schools: Districts review safety plans, featuring our district.

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Board of Education Statement on North High Parking Lot
The members of the Great Neck Board of Education unanimously support all the line items contained within the May 2017 bond, which was passed by an overwhelming majority. We have heard the concerns of the neighbors regarding the parking lot at North High School, reviewed the procedures that led to the Bond vote, and are in agreement that due process was followed. Great Neck Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Prendergast, issued a letter regarding the project to the newspapers and shared the same letter at the last Board meeting (posted below). The decision making process has been explained by a representative of the North High School Shared Decision Making Committee, and it is clear that the safety of our students is the sole concern for the project. We continue our wholehearted support for the construction of this additional parking lot.

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Community Letter From Superintendent of Schools
Dr. Teresa Prendergast has posted an open letter to the community clarifying the facts pertaining to the North High parking lot project. View Superintendent Community Letter of 2/9/18...

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Board Approves 2018-19 District Calendar and Amends 2017-18 District Calendar
At the January 29, 2018 meeting of the Great Neck Board of Education, the Board approved a calendar for the 2018-19 school year. The calendar overview indicates the school vacation periods and inclement weather days. View 2018-19 GNPS Calendar...View 2017-18 GNPS Calendar Amendment...

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Board Approves Change to GNPS Optional Zone
At the January 11, 2018 meeting of the Great Neck Board of Education, the Board unanimously approved a change to the district’s optional attendance zone. To maintain the balance of student enrollment moving forward, the Board of Education adopted a revision that allows only students entering sixth-grade and residing within the optional attendance zone to attend North Middle School instead of South Middle School. Any other request for a school assignment that differs from a student’s designated attendance zone will only be considered through the variance process. View Optional Zone Map... Read more about Board Approves Change to GNPS Optional Zone...

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Community Letter From Superintendent of Schools -- Jan. 18
Dr. Teresa Prendergast has posted a community letter to parents regarding the NYSED announcement of a breach of student data by vendor Questar. View Superintendent Community Letter of 1/18/18... View NYSED Press Release of 1/18/18...

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2018-19 SCOPE After School Child Care
SCOPE After School Child Care will host a pre-registration open house for current or incoming Kindergarten students on Wednesday, March 7 @5:00 p.m., and an open house for new students on Wednesday, May 2 @5:00 p.m., both at the p.m. program location. View SCOPE Flyer...

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Eighth-Grade Residency Re-Verification
The Great Neck Public Schools is currently undertaking the annual process of residency re-verification for all students entering ninth-grade in September 2018. This is done to collect documentation that will assist in assembling students’ records for high school, and to verify that all students who enter the district high schools are residents of the district and thus entitled to attend. Parents/legal guardians of all current eighth-grade students were recently sent a mailing that explains the documentation required and the method for submission. Additional information may be obtained by phoning your child’s middle school (441-4500 for North Middle, or 441-4600 for South Middle) or visiting our Eighth Grade Residency Re-Verification page.

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Flu Guide and Vaccine Information for Parents
Keep your kids safe. Infants and young children are at greater risk for getting seriously ill from the flu. The New York State Department of Health recommends all children 6 months of age and older get the flu vaccine. View Flu Guide For Parents... View Vaccine Information Statement... [Chinese Version]... [Farsi Version]... [Korean Version]... [Spanish Version]....

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Summer 2017 Construction Projects
Numerous construction projects were undertaken during the summer of 2017. Many projects were completed prior to the first day of school, and other projects will continue towards completion throughout the fall. View Summer 2017 Construction Project Progress Photos...

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2017-18 NYSSMA Festival Information Now Available
The 2017-18 NYSSMA Festival Calendar and Forms are now available online. Please contact the music teacher in your child's school with any questions. View 2017-18 NYSSMA Festival Calendar...

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Color Your World at GNPS Community Ed
Can you see yourself doing something different? Trying something you haven’t done before? Are you motivated to learn a new skill, or revisit something from your past? When you become part of our Community Ed family, the possibilities are endless.
Registration - The Community Ed Spring/Summer 2018 Catalog has been mailed out, and registration is in progress. If you haven’t received your catalog, please call (516) 441-4949, or email, and we will send one out to you. This season’s catalog includes 32 brand new courses. Most classes begin in late-April.

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GNPS/TV Programs
Programs currently airing on Great Neck Public Schools Television (GNPS/TV) are: South High Winter Concert II, North Middle Spotlight, Focus on Education, and South Middle Spotlight. Programs are available online or may be viewed in the incorporated villages of Great Neck on Cablevision Channel 75 and on Verizon Channel 32. Read more about GNPS/TV Programs...
GNPS/TV Programming - GNPS/TV programming reflects the offerings of the Great Neck Public Schools and the achievements of its students and staff. For information about GNPS/TV and its programs, please contact Robert Zahn by phone at (516) 441-4676 or by e-mail at You can also visit the GNPS/TV On Demand Page or visit the GNPS/TV Web Site.

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Child Abuse Reporting Information
The toll-free telephone number of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to receive child abuse and neglect reports is 1-800-342-3720. For additional information, you may also access the OCFS Web site at​.

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Instructional Technology in our Schools:
Great Neck Implements New Apple Classroom App
Elementary and secondary schools in Great Neck implemented the new Apple Classroom app to enhance the District's 1:1 iPad Initiative which now spans Grades 3-12 (Grades 4-12 in our south schools). This teacher-only app is linked to our student management system and mobile device management system to enable teachers to monitor student iPad screens while in class, see what apps are currently running, lock screens, group student iPads into learning teams, and launch apps and Web sites that lock in on individual or group iPads.

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Good To Know
Learn about the GNPS VOIP Phone System and use our online Administration Directory and District Directory to contact us.

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District to Launch New Website on April 30
The Great Neck Public Schools is proud to announce the launch of a completely redesigned website on April 30, 2018. The district’s web address will remain the same: Read more about the New Website...

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Multicultural Teach-In at JFK
The John F. Kennedy School hosted its annual Multicultural Teach-In on March 23. This full-day program introduces students to different world cultures and encourages them to take pride in their own cultural heritage. Read more about the Multicultural Teach-In at JFK...

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Robotics Team Wins Two Awards at FIRST Regional
The Great Neck South High School Robotics Team won two prestigious awards at the Smoky Mountains FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Regional Competition, held at the University of Tennessee from March 21-24. Read more about the Robotics Team Winning Two Awards at FIRST Regional...

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Lakeville Students Create Caring Cards
Lakeville students volunteered their time before school over three days to design hand-made greeting cards for residents in the Bristal and Atria nursing homes. These “caring cards” are blank on the inside and will be available for seniors to send to family members and friends. Read more about Lakeville Students Create Caring Cards...

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College Scavenger Hunt at North Middle
School counselors at North Middle School recently organized a fun activity for students in grades 6-8 to encourage discussions about college. The “College Scavenger Hunt” challenged students to find North Middle staff members who meet 15 different criteria based on their college experiences. Read more about College Scavenger Hunt at North Middle...

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World’s Fair at Parkville School
Parkville School hosted a World’s Fair for Pre-K and Kindergarten students on March 16. Inside the gymnasium, students “traveled” to different countries and received stickers in their passports. Parent volunteers spoke with students about traditional clothing, food, languages, and activities from their heritage. This culminating event wrapped up a month-long focus on world cultures that started with the school's Lunar New Year celebration on February 9.

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Guide Post Takes Top Journalism Award
North High School’s student newspaper, Guide Post, received four top awards, including first place honors, at the Adelphi University Quill Awards for Outstanding Journalism. Read more about Guide Post Takes Top Journalism Award...

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Author Chris Crutcher Visits North Middle
Young Adult author Chris Crutcher visited North Middle School on March 6 to speak about the writing process and answer questions from students. Read more about Author Chris Crutcher Visits North Middle...

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Upstander Week at South Middle
Several inspiring guest speakers visited South Middle during the week of March 5—9 to remind students about our responsibility to be upstanders and speak out against intolerance. Read more about Upstander Week at South Middle...

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North Middle Student Wins Second Place in National T-Shirt Contest
Congratulations to North Middle seventh grader Jewels Rahmanan, who won second place in a nationwide t-shirt design competition for the Achilles Kids International Marathon Program. Read more about North Middle Student Wins Second Place in National T-Shirt Contest...

District News Archive
To read this year's GNPS press releases in their entirety, please visit our District News Archive.

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Office of Instructional Technology
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Great Neck, NY 11020


The purpose of the official Web site of the Great Neck Public Schools is to disseminate information about the educational programs, services, and activities of our district, and promote the accomplishments of our schools, students, and staff to the local and global educational community. To fulfill this mission, we endeavor to adhere to accessible technology standards in order to effectively communicate and deliver online content that is in compliance with Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and their implementing regulations. We understand that our underlying legal obligation is to ensure that individuals with disabilities are able to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same benefits and services within the same timeframe as their nondisabled peers. If the format of any of our Web site content interferes with your ability to access information and you require an accommodation, please contact 516-441-4088 or and indicate the nature of your accessibility concern, the web address of the requested material, the preferred format in which to receive the material, and your contact information. If you are a member of the Great Neck school community and you would like to provide feedback in assisting us in maintaining Web site accessibility, please contact 516-441-4088 or and provide us with your contact information. The District reserves the right to review, monitor and modify any and all information that is published on this Web site.

Great Neck Public Schools Web Site
Last Updated April 20 2018
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