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8th Grade Residency Re-verification
The annual Residency Re-verification for current
eighth-grade students must be completed before
high school admission. Please read the letter from Dr. Dolan in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, or Farsi. You may also view our FAQ and Checklist.

Kindergarten Registration
Parents of eligible students may register their
children now. Please read our Kindergarten Letter for more information. Note: Students currently enrolled in UPK do NOT need to register.

UPK Registration
UPK is offered to GNPS residents with busing at
no cost. To enroll in the a.m. or p.m. session, your child must be 4 years old by 12/1/14. Some
students can attend the GN Community School,
our collaborative agency, at 225 Schenck Avenue, but without busing. Please read our UPK Letter for more information or click the Parkville logo above.

Registration Information
Registration takes place at the Registrar's Office,
Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Rd,
(516) 441-4080. You may visit the Registration
Web site
for additional information and/or our
Registration Forms Page to download documents.


One-Act Festival at South High
South High will present its annual One-Act Festival of senior-directed plays on four evenings: Friday and Saturday, May 2 and 3, and Friday and Saturday, May 9 and 10. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m., and are appropriate for grades 7 and up. For tickets or more information, please contact Thomas Marr, drama teacher/Theatre South director, at tmarr@greatneck.k12.ny.us or at (516) 441-4873.

Freshman Ensembles at North High
On Thursday, May 8, at 7 p.m., at North High School, 35 Polo Rd., the Freshmen Ensembles, featuring ninth-grade vocalists and instrumentalists, will present a repertoire ranging from students performing their classical NYSSMA solos to Broadway and popular songs. The concert will take place on the auditorium stage, with limited seating. Read more...

Spring Classes at the Adult Program
The Adult Program, the continuing-ed division of the Great Neck Public Schools, offers new courses starting in May.
Classes and trips typically meet at the Cumberland Adult Center, 30 Cumberland Ave.
Call 441-4949, read more, or visit greatneckadulted.org to register and view our catalog.


GNPS/TV Programs
Current program viewing on GNPS/TV includes
the Barbara Raber Lakeville Auditorium Dedication, South High Winter Concert II, and GNPS Student Filmmakers Showcase (a new show). For more information about GNPS/TV, please contact Robert Zahn, director, at rzahn@greatneck.k12.ny.us, or
at 441-4676, or visit tv.greatneck.k12.ny.us.

Please read the March 28 NYS Testing Community Letter
from Dr. Tom Dolan, Superintendent of Schools.

The public is invited to review the
2014-2015 GNPS Budget Details and Press Release.

The UPTC Health Education Committee and district PTAs
are co-sponsoring two parent workshops:
How to Make the Tough Topics Easier (Elementary Edition)
on Friday, April 25, 9:30 a.m. at E.M. Baker School, and
How to Make the Tough Topics Easier (Secondary Edition)
on Monday, April 28, 7:30 p.m. at South Middle School.

Great Neck SEPTA invites you to the ADHD & Behavior Management
parent workshop on Thursday, May 1, 7 p.m. at South Middle School.

The 2014 GNPS Summer Program brochures have been posted.
The 2014 GNPS Summer Recreation Program brochures and bus
schedules have also been posted. Job openings
for a lifeguard,
camp nurse/health designees, and a tennis instructor are available.

GNPS partners with SCOPE to offer the
2014-2015 After-School SCOPE Child Care Program.

Learn about the GNPS VOIP Phone System and use our
online Administration Directory and District Directory to
contact our schools and offices.

Learn about our Go Green initiative which leverages ParentLink,
the GNPS Web site, and the Campus Parent Portal to improve
communication, reduce paper, and save taxpayer dollars.

Ten LI High Schools Among Top 200 Nationally in U.S. News Ranking
South High School was ranked 115th nationally and 21st in NYS by US News & World Report's annual list of high performing high schools, and among the top 200 schools nationally in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education.
Read more courtesy of Newsday...


'Reaching for the Stars'
Second best to gazing at the stars in the outdoor-nighttime sky is gazing at them indoors in the school district’s small, traveling planetarium, known as “Starlab.” Starlab is housed at South High School and travels to all schools throughout the district. Above, Science teacher Janene Rowland (left) points out constellations projected onto the dome inside Starlab.

North High Excels at DECA
Twenty-three members of North High School’s DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) Club excelled at the State Career Conference, held in Rochester, early last month. They will now advance to the International Career Development Conference (ICDC) to be held in Atlanta, in May. Five students took First Place in their events. DECA faculty advisors are business teachers Richard Marchese and Paul Rodriguez.


Saddle Rock's Health Fair
The Saddle Rock School gymnasium was transformed into an exciting, educational Health Fair where students learned about living healthy. Above, Dr. David Sherman, a Great Neck Orthodontist, teaches good dental care.

ASL Competition Winner
North High School junior, Brittany Ma, took First Place in the recent American Sign Language (ASL) Idol Competition.

South High's DECA Excels
Great Neck South High's DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) Club excelled at the State Career Conference, held in Rochester, early last month.

Multicultural Performers
Members of North High School's Multicultural Club, along with the school's English as a Second Language (ESL) students, performed at the John F. Kennedy School during Kennedy's Multicultural Teach-In.

Best in Music Education Award
For the seventh time in eight years,
the Great Neck Public Schools has been named among the "Best Communities for Music Education" by the NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) Foundation, a coalition of music and educational organizations.
District News Archive
To read past press releases from the Great Neck Public Schools in their entirety, please visit our
District News Archive.

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Please direct any feedback about this web site to:
Marc Epstein
Office of Instructional Technology
Great Neck Public Schools
Phipps Administration Building
345 Lakeville Road
Great Neck, NY 11020
e-mail: tech.phipps@greatneck.k12.ny.us

The district works diligently to ensure that only students who reside in the district attend its schools.
Therefore, if non-residency is suspected, you are encouraged to contact us confidentially at 441-4080 or

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Last Updated April 24, 2014
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