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UPK Registration for 2018-19
UPK registration will be held on school days at the Office of Registration and Attendance, located in the Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Road, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It is not necessary to bring your child with you to registration. Registration will be held between Nov. 27 and Dec. 8, according to last names, as follows: last names starting with the letters A-F, register on Nov. 27 or 28; last names starting with the letters G-K, register on Nov. 29 or 30; last names starting with L-O, register on Dec. 1 or 4; last names starting with P-T, register on Dec. 5 or 6; and last names starting with the letters U-Z, register on Dec. 7 or 8. Read more...
For more information about UPK registration, please contact the Registration Office by phone at (516) 441-4080, or by e-mail at residency@greatneck.k12.ny.us. For additional information about the UPK program and the optional “Fun for Fours” enrichment program, please visit the Parkville School Home Page.


ENL & TASC at the Adult Learning Center
If you are an adult and want to learn English or improve your English-language skills, or if you want to earn a high school equivalency diploma, the Great Neck Public Schools Adult Learning Center offers a variety of classes during the day and evening designed to meet your needs. Registration for classes must be done in person at the Adult Learning Center on Wednesday, Dec. 6, or Thursday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m.-noon, or from 6-9 p.m.; or on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m.-noon. Read more...


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...


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.


GNPS/TV November Programs
Current programs on Great Neck Public Schools Television (GNPS/TV) are: Inside the GNPS/TV Vaults and Focus on Education. 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.


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/​.


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...


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.


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.

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


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.

Great Neck School Board Recognized
In celebration of School Board Recognition Week, students from North High School and South High School attended the November Board meeting to recognize the dedicated trustees who volunteer their service on the Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education. Read more...

Adult Learning Center Food Drive
Each year, just before Thanksgiving, the students at the Great Neck Public Schools Adult Learning Center donate food to Long Island Cares, Harry Chapin Food Bank. Several are shown here with some of the food donations. Read more...

GNPS/TV Wins First Place at Regional Vieo Festival
Great Neck Public Schools Television (GNPS/TV) has won a first-place award from the Alliance for Community Media (ACM)-Northeast Region 2017 Video Festival. GNPS/TV received Best Video honors in the Educational Program category for their six-minute spotlight video, "GNPS South Middle Cultural Heritage Celebration, 2016." Read more...

Field Hockey Team Fundraises for Breast Cancer Awareness
The North Middle School Girls Field Hockey team recently held their first, annual ìPink Gameî to raise awareness for breast cancer. Team members decorated the field in pink with pink posters and also held a Bake Sale that raised over $150. The money will be given to the schoolís Relay For Life program. Read more...

LISFA Intermediate Musicians Chosen
Twenty Great Neck Public School students were selected for the 2017-18 Long Island String Festival Association (LISFA) Orchestras, Intermediate Division (grades 5, 6, and 7-8). This musical experience, to be held in March 2018, brings together Long Island’s highly talented, young string musicians. Students are selected for the LISFA Orchestra based on their level and score at the NYSSMA (New York State School Music Association) Festival held last year. They must also participate in their school orchestra. Read more...

Additional Student Selected for LISFA
Grace Luo, a freshman at South High School, originally selected as a Long Island String Festival Association (LISFA) Alternate has been placed into the LISFA orchestra, Secondary Division, grades 9-10. She will play violin II. Grace will be joining previously announced South High grades 9-10 participants, all violinists: Jaehyn Kim, Oliver Lee, Eujin Ra, Mia Wang, and Ann Zhang. South High LISFA participants are taught by Michael Schwartz, performing arts department head/director of instrumental music.

North High Musicians To Perform at Benefit Concert
North High School musicians have been invited to perform at the Long Island Music Hall of Fame (LIMHoF) Holiday Concert to benefit music education programs. The Concert will be held at the NYCB Theater at Westbury (960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury), on Sunday, Nov. 19, beginning at 2 p.m. Read more...

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North High Tri-M Helps Hurricane Victims
Not resting on their laurels after being named the 2017 Tri-M Chapter of the Year, Senior Division, North High School’s Tri-M Chapter 2605 continues with its commitment to the community through fundraising events. This school year, Tri-M has already held three fundraising events to assist victims of recent disastrous hurricanes. At two bake sales and at their Tri-M Dinner, they raised close to $800. Read more...

District News Archive
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