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  • Positive COVID-19 Case at JFK School

    On September 18, the GNPS community was notified about a confirmed case of COVID-19 at the John F. Kennedy Elementary School. Click on the announcement title to read the message from Superintendent Dr. Teresa Prendergast.

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  • Be Counted! U.S. Census Deadline is September 30

    It’s important that every household in our community completes the 2020 Census to make sure everyone is counted – especially children. This data will impact federal funding to the Great Neck school community over the next ten years. Individuals may respond to the Census online, by mail, or by phone.

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  • Welcome Back Message from Superintendent Dr. Prendergast

    Click on the announcement title to view a welcome back video message from Dr. Prendergast, Superintendent of Schools.

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  • Board of Education Meeting Scheduled for Sept. 16 at 5pm

    The Board of Education will hold a public action meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 5:00pm (note change of time), via Zoom Webinar. Questions to the Board may be submitted via a link on the district website by 3pm on Friday, Sept. 11. Questions may also be submitted the night of the meeting via Zoom Q&A.

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  • District-Wide Safety Plan

    The 2020-202 District-Wide Safety Plan, developed by the District Safety Team, was adopted by the Board of Education on August 27. The plan can be viewed here.

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  • The First Day of School will be Tuesday, September 8

    The district will host Conference Days for staff only on August 31 through September 4. The first day of school for students will be September 8.

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  • Reopening Presentation Available Online

    A detailed presentation about the GNPS Reopening Plan was presented to the school community during the Board of Education meeting on August 19, 2020. The presentation slides are available for viewing as a PDF, as well as a text-only web page for translation into multiple languages and accessibility for the visually impaired.

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  • Reopening Meetings with Building Principals

    Each of our schools will host a virtual meeting with their building principal to review the Reopening Plan and answer questions submitted by their school community. Click on the announcement title for presentation dates and times.

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  • Board Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday, August 19

    The Board of Education will host a meeting on Wednesday, August 19, at 8 p.m. via Live Stream. The meeting will include a presentation about the district's Reopening Plan. Questions/comments may be submitted via a link posted on the district homepage from August 7 through 3 p.m. on August 14.

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  • Emergency Meal Services for Families in Need

    In accordance with Governor Cuomo's Executive Order 202.28, the link above provides resources around our community for those who may need food resources during the summer months.

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Health and Wellness

  • School Reopening 2020-2021


    The Great Neck Public Schools Reopening Plan was submitted to the State on July 31, 2020.

    School officials will continue to abide by all guidance provided by local, state, and federal agencies regarding reopening plans for the fall. Information from these sources remains fluid, and the District will provide updates to our school community as they become available. For information, links, and resources, visit the School Reopening 2020-2021 Page.

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Registration Information

  • Online Registration for 2020-21

    The GNPS Registration Office is accepting and processing online registration applications during the closing of the district throughout the rest of the Covid-19 crisis.



    The District works diligently to ensure that only students who reside within our community attend our schools. To report a suspected case of nonresidency, please contact the Registration Office by phone (441-4080), email, or via a new online nonresidency form. All communications will be held in strict confidence.

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GNPS Television

  • Image of GNPS/TV Logo of the Great Neck Public Schools

    GNPS/TV Current Programs

    GNPS/TV programming reflects the offerings of the Great Neck Public Schools and the achievements of its students and staff. Programs may be viewed within the incorporated villages of Great Neck on Optimum Channel 75 and on Verizon Fios Channel 32. Programs are also available on-demand, 24/7, on the GNPS/TV web page.

    Tune in to GNPS/TV to view these current programs: Faculty Recital 2019, North High Winter Concert, South Middle Spotlight, North Middle Spotlight, and South High Winter Concert II.

    For more information, please visit the GNPS/TV homepage or contact Robert Zahn, director of educational television and broadcast media, by e-mail at, or by phone at (516) 441-4676.

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GNPS Community Education

  • Cover of the Great Neck Community Education Catalog 2020-21

    Community Ed Fall/Winter 2020-21 Catalog

    The Great Neck Community Ed Fall/Winter catalog is now available, featuring a variety of in-person and online courses. Registration for the Fall 2020 session opened on Aug. 18 and classes will begin on Sept. 8. Visit the Community Ed web page for more details about course offerings and registration.

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