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2015-16 Optional Attendance Zone
The GNPS Board of Education will continue the optional secondary school attendance zone for 2015-16. Read the Optional Attendance Zone Letter in English, Spanish, Korean, or Chinese. You may also view our Optional Attendance Zone Map or use our Transportation Search online tool.


Partial School Tax Exemptions
The GNPS Board of Education will honor partial school tax exemptions at the same limits as last year for three categories of taxpayers: senior citizens with limited income, persons with disabilities and limited income, and volunteer firefighters/ ambulance workers. Exemptions apply to the 2014 tax year. Applications are due before the taxable status date of Jan. 1, 2015. Read more...

2015-16 Universal Pre-K (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 12/1/15. Some students can attend the GN Community School, our collaborative agency, at 225 Schenck Avenue, but without busing. Please read our UPK Letter or visit the Parkville Web Site for more 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.


Take A Class at Cumberland
When it's cold outside, take a class inside with the Great Neck Public Schools Community Education Program at Cumberland! Read more or click on the Adult Ed icon above to view our online catalog.
Registration - Whatever your winter passion, we have something for you! We are currently accepting registrations for our winter classes that begin on Monday, January 12, 2015. Please call us at (516) 441-4949, or e-mail us at Happy holidays from all of us at the Great Neck Community Education Program at Cumberland!


GNPS/TV October Programs
Current programs airing over Great Neck Public Schools Television (GNPS/TV) are Faculty Recital, Spotlight: South High Edition, and North/South Football. Programs can be seen in the incorporated villages of Great Neck on Cablevision Channel 75 and on Verizon Channel 32.
For More Information - Please contact Robert Zahn, district educational cable TV producer/director, by phone at (516) 441-4676 or by e-mail at You can also visit the GNPS/TV On Demand Site or vist the GNPS/TV Web site.


Superintendent Search
Superintendent Thomas P. Dolan announced his retirement at the
Nov. 17 Board Meeting. Read the GNPS Press Release and
view the GNPS advertisement for our Superintendent Search.

2015-16 GNPS Calendar Overview Approved
The Board of Education approved the 2015-16 GNPS Calendar
at the December 15 Board of Education meeting.

SEPTA Incoming 6th Grade Meeting
SEPTA is sponsoring an Incoming 6th Grade Parent Meeting about
the middle school transition on Monday, 1/5 @7:30 p.m. at Saddle Rock.

South Middle's HTV on CBS New York
South Middle's HTV (Homeroom Television), a daily, live-feed
broadcast to the school's homeroom classes, was featured on
the CBS Evening News
(Ch. 2) with reporter Jennifer McLogan.

Niche Ranks GNPS Teachers #1 and District #6 in Nation!
Niche, an education review Web site, has ranked GNPS #1 in their
2015 National Rankings for Best Public School Teachers in America
and #6 for Best Public School District in America. View the
Niche GNPS Ranking and read the GNPS Press Release.

Good To Know

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

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.

Click our 200th commemorative banner to read about the history
of our school district. Click the photo of North High School under
construction to view a historic photo gallery of our school district.

H4L Day at Baker
Fifth-graders at E.M. Baker are being challenged to "pay it forward" and make their mark through activities that give back to the school and the community. The project kicked-off with a "Choose Kind" assembly held at the beginning of the school year. The next major event was "Habits for Life (H4L) Day," held on Dec. 16. The goal of the Day was to raise student's awareness about the many ways they can help others and turn their ideas into actions. Read more...

Rachel's Challenge at North Middle
Rachel Joy Scott was the first victim of the Columbine School tragedy in 1999. A national program--Rachel's Challenge--was started in her memory by her father and stepmother, Darrell and Sandy Scott, based on her writings and drawings. On Wednesday, January 7, 2015, North Middle will be hosting Rachel's Challenge, dedicated to creating safe, connected school environments where learning and teaching are maximized. Read more...


Outstanding Physical Education Award Winners -- South High
South High seniors Elias Kokalis (left) and Ji Ann Greenberg (right) are each recipients of an Outstanding Physical Education Award presented annually by the NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Nassau Zone. Read more...


Outstanding Physical Education Award Winners -- North High
North High seniors Spencer Diamond (left) and Hallie RothSinger (right) are each recipients of an Outstanding Physical Education Award presented annually by the Nassau Zone, NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. With them (center) is Eamonn Flood, North High athletic director and physical education department chair. Read more...


Siemens National Finalist Named
Jay Zussman, a senior at South High, copped a top national award in the 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology, one of the most prestigious student competitions in the science community. He was named a National Finalist in the Individual Category, one of six Individual winners and the only one from New York State. Read more... Read the Newsday article...

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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