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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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PPS Meeting: What’s Next After OPWDD Eligibility? -- Jan. 24
PPS is hosting a meeting on "What’s Next After OPWDD Eligibility?" on Wednesday, Jan. 24 @ 7:00 p.m. at South High School. View flyer for more information...

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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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Partial School Tax Exemptions
As approved by the Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education at its Dec. 6 meeting, the Board will continue to honor partial school tax exemptions for qualified individuals in these groups: senior citizens with limited income; persons with disabilities and limited income; volunteer firefighters and volunteer ambulance workers; Gold Star parents; and veterans, including cold war veterans. Read more...

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Board of Education Approves New Election Districts
At the Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education meeting on Dec. 6, the Board approved a resolution to expand the GNPS election districts from two voting locations to a total of four. This change is effective immediately and 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. “We encourage all our residents to vote, and we want to make the process as convenient as possible,” explains Board President Barbara Berkowitz. View New Election District Map... Read more...

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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. Re-Verification must be completed before a current eighth-grade student will be admitted to high school. Early submission of the necessary documents will facilitate this process. Therefore, all families with a current eighth-grader are urged to submit the required documents before Thursday, Feb. 15. The Board of Education considers residency to be an important component in confronting the district’s fiscal challenges. Re-verification is one tool to insure that every child who is being educated in the district’s schools is entitled to that education..

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Kindergarten Registration for 2018-19
The GNPS Office of Registration reminds all resident parents and guardians that enrollment for kindergarten for the 2018–2019 school year will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 16, and run schooldays through Friday, Jan. 26, from 8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Registration will be held at the Office of Registration, Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Road. For more information about registering your child for kindergarten, please contact the Registration Office at (516) 441-4080, or e-mail: residency@greatneck.k12.ny.us. Read more...

UPK Registration
Enrollment for the GNPS Universal Prekindergarten Program (UPK) remains open for the 2018–19 school year. This program is offered to all Great Neck School District residents at no cost. To be enrolled, children must be 4 years old by Dec. 1, 2018. The UPK program is located primarily at the Parkville School, 10 Campbell St., New Hyde Park. There are morning and afternoon sessions. Bus transportation is provided to and from the Parkville location. Read more...

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Surplus Equipment and Supplies For Sale
The Great Neck school district is selling excess equipment that we consider obsolete and cannot be salvaged. Our excess inventory includes computers, iPads, network equipment, floor-cleaning machines, furniture, vehicles, and other items. Everything will be sold through a public bid process. The deadline for all bids to be submitted is 2 p.m. on Friday, January 12, 2018. Please see the complete bidding instructions and listing of available items. View Surplus Instructions and Items...

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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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GNPS Community Ed
GNPS Community Education invites you to register for one or more of our many adult education classes.
Information and Registration - Community Ed classes meet at the Cumberland Adult Center, 30 Cumberland Ave., Great Neck (one block south of Northern Blvd., off Lakeville Rd.). Complete course offerings and the online catalog can be found by clicking the catalog cover on the left or on the Community Ed icon in the scroll near the top of this page. You can register online, call us at (516) 441-4949, or e-mail us at gncontinuinged@greatneck.k12.ny.us.

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GNPS/TV November Programs
Programs currently airing on Great Neck Public Schools Television (GNPS/TV) are: South High Cultural Heritage Night, Focus on Education, Student Filmmakers Showcase, and Faculty Recital 2017.. 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...
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 rzahn@greatneck.k12.ny.us. 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 http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/​.

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GNPS Educational Excellence Video
Teachers and students speak about the importance of educational excellence that is at the core of a Great Neck Public Schools education and highlight the programs, approaches, and culture that makes our school district so very special to so many people. View Video...

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Instructional Technology in our Schools:
Interschool Visits Promote Digital Citizenship
Seniors in South High Schools' Facing History course visited fifth-graders at Lakeville School and Saddle Rock School to present lessons they had developed on Digital Citizenship, with a focus on cyberbullying. Joining the South High students at Lakeville were several of Bridget Forie's students in the Outdoor Education Program. Read more...

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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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Instructional Technology in our Schools:
SMART Displays 2.0
Two Lakeville students in Ms. Gindi's Grade 5 class simultaneously demonstrate a math solution using the classroom's new SMART Interactive Flat Panel Display. Fifty-seven of the multi-touch displays were purchased from Smart Schools Bond Act funds last year and another thirty-eight were installed in classrooms this year replacing first-generation SMART Boards and projectors. These upgradable displays have 4K Ultra HD resolution, true color reproduction, object awareness, and do not cast shadows, require calibration, or need bulb replacement.

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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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Great Neck is a Going Green School District
Learn about the Go Green initiative which leverages ParentLink, the GNPS Web site, and the Campus Parent Portal to improve communication, reduce paper, and save taxpayer dollars.

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Willem de Kooning Workshop with LICM
Students enrolled in Studio I and Foundation art courses at South High participated in an in-class workshop focusing on the life, art and inspiration of abstract expressionist Willem de Kooning. The students’ original creations, using de Kooning’s technique, will appear in an upcoming exhibit at the Long Island Children’s Museum (LICM) in Garden City. Read more...

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Regeneron Scholars Named
Seven students from the Great Neck Public Schools—three from North High School and four from South High School—have been named 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search Scholars. They are Natasha Dilamani, Amy Shteyman and Megan Xu of North High, and Daniel Kim, Eric Kuang, Cindy Wang and Michelle Xing of South High. Read more...

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South High Athlete Honored by Newsday Sports Writers
Great Neck South senior Glory Chung has been selected by Newsday sports writers for the second team All-Long Island Field Hockey Team. She is the first field hockey player in Great Neck South High School history to receive this honor.. Read more...

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Lakeville Students Travel around the World
Over the past few weeks, each grade level at Lakeville School studied the geography, history, language, art, and culture of a different country: Australia, Canada, Ghana, India, and the Netherlands. Their studies culminated in a fair on Dec. 19, where students “traveled” to each country, viewed artifacts and student projects, and earned a stamp in their passport for correctly answering questions about each nation. Read more...

North High Sophomore Wins First Place at Manhattan International Music Competitiond
Congratulations to Great Neck North High School sophomore Jeremy Bernstein, who earned first place for his cello performance at the third annual Manhattan International Music Competition. As a first-place winner, Jeremy will perform at the Lincoln Center Library on Jan. 13, 2018. Read more...

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South High Sophomore Named Finalist in Two National Music Competitions
Benjamin T. Rossen, a sophomore at Great Neck South High School, is a finalist in two national music competitions. Benjamin has been named a national finalist as a pianist in the classical music division of the 2018 YoungArts Foundation Competition, as well as a national finalist in the Student Composition Competition sponsored by the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Read more...

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Four Great Neck Students Receive Outstanding Physical Education Awards
Four students from the Great Neck Public Schools have received the Outstanding Physical Education Award from the Nassau Zone of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (NYSAHPERD). Read more...

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North High Students Participate in French Poetry Competition
Fifteen students from North High were awarded prizes at the annual French Poetry Competition at Hofstra University on Wednesday, Dec. 6.
This annual competition is sponsored by the Nassau County Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French. Participants compete against other students in their grade level in two categories: original poetry and recitation of famous poetry.

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South High Musicians Perform Holiday Songs at Stern Family Center
The South High Music Department visited the Northwell Health Stern Family Center for Rehabilitation on Community Drive on Dec. 12 to perform holiday music for staff and patients. More than two dozen South High students participated in this community event to share the holiday spirit with residents. Student musicians were led by Mr. Michael Schwartz, performing arts department head/instrumental teacher, and Dr. Janine Robinson, vocal music teacher.

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