• The Board of Education will hold a public action meeting on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 8:30pm (note date change), via Zoom Webinar* here. Questions to the Board may be submitted by 3pm on Friday, January 15 via this link or via Zoom Q&A the night of the meeting. We request that no more than two questions be submitted per community member, either in advance or live, and that individuals include their full names. 

    * Based on the suspension of the Open Meetings provision of the Public Officer’s Law, these meetings will be held virtually as public attendance will not be allowed for the health and safety of our community.

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School Reopening 2020-2021

District Announcements

  • Positive COVID-19 Cases

    On Jan. 15, the GNPS community was notified about five positive COVID-19 cases in the District. This notification and all letters to the community regarding positive cases among GNPS students and staff are available on the School Reopening webpage, or by clicking on the announcement title above.

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  • Board of Education Meetings Scheduled for Jan. 13 & Jan. 19

    Public Action Meetings are scheduled for Wed., Jan. 13 at 9:00 a.m., and Tues., Jan. 19 at 8:30 p.m., both via Zoom webinar. Click on the announcement title for additional details.

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  • Deadline Approaches for Teacher Award Nominations

    Attention Alumni: The deadline to nominate a GNPS educator for the annual Christa Fulton Memorial Teacher Award is Jan. 31, 2021. The sole purpose of this award is to recognize GNPS educators who have had a profound impact on the lives of students. Click on the announcement title for award details and nomination instructions.

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  • Kindergarten Registration for 2021–22

    Enrollment for the Great Neck public and private school kindergarten programs for the 2021–22 school year will begin on Jan. 25, 2021. All registration applications are now processed online.

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  • Board Approves Partial School Tax Exemptions

    The Great Neck Board of Education has approved a resolution to 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. Exemption requirements and qualification guidelines are explained on application forms, available through the Nassau County Department of Assessment.

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  • GNPS Clothing Pantry FREE Shopping Event, 12/18 from 4-6pm

    The Great Neck Public Schools Clothing Pantry will host an open house shopping event on Friday, Dec. 18 from 4-6pm. The event, located at Saddle Rock School (10 Hawthorne Ln.) will include FREE warm winter coats and various clothing items for Great Neck families in need.

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  • GNPS Community Update, 12/15

    On Dec. 15, Superintendent Dr. Prendergast shared an update with the GNPS community regarding COVID test results, snow day procedures, and the NYS travel advisory. Click on the announcement title to read the full message.

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  • 2021 NYSSMA Festival

    All NYSSMA solo adjudication festivals for 2021 will take place in a virtual format. School music teachers will register their students. Please use this link to find required paperwork, the schedule of deadlines to submit forms, and periods during which performance selections can be uploaded. If you have any questions, please contact your child's music teacher.

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  • GNPS Yellow Zone Testing Update, 12/11

    The District completed on-site COVID-19 testing as scheduled on Tuesday evening, and the lab is still processing all the samples. Click on the announcement title to read the testing update message from Superintendent Dr. Prendergast.

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  • Board of Education Meeting Scheduled for Dec. 16 at 7p.m.

    The Board of Education Public Action Meeting scheduled for Dec. 16 will begin at 7p.m. via Zoom Webinar. Questions may be submitted via a link on the website through Dec. 11, or during the meeting via Zoom Q&A. Click on the announcement title for additional details.

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  • GNPS Yellow Zone Testing Update, 12/4

    The District received a great response to the GNPS COVID Test Consent Form that was emailed on Dec. 2 to parents/guardians and staff within the designated yellow zone, and we have surpassed the 20% minimum testing threshold set by the State. Every individual who submitted consent will receive a COVID test. Click on the announcement title to read the testing update message from Superintendent Dr. Prendergast.

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Featured Video

  • Thank you, Board of Education!
    In honor of School Board Recognition Week, elementary students expressed their appreciation for our Board trustees through a video presentation during the Oct. 21 Board Meeting. This video was coordinated by elementary students, staff, and principals, under the direction of Rob Zahn and the GNPS/TV crew, to highlight the outstanding educational opportunities made possible by our supportive Board of Education.

Health and Wellness

  • School Reopening 2020-2021
    School officials continue to abide by all guidance provided by local, state, and federal agencies regarding COVID-19. Updates are shared with our school community as soon as they become available. For information, links, and resources, visit the School Reopening 2020-2021 Page.

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Registration Information

  • Kindergarten Registration for 2021-22
    The Great Neck Public Schools Office of Registration reminds all resident parents and guardians that enrollment for kindergarten for the 2021–2022 school year will begin on Jan. 25, and run through Feb 5. All registration applications will be processed online.

    All children who will attend public or private school kindergarten in Sept. 2021 must be registered. Any child who legally resides within the school district and will be 5 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2021 is eligible for kindergarten.


    The following paperwork is necessary to register a child for kindergarten: (1) Proof of district residency (deed, current tax bill, or closing statement if ownership; current signed lease or current rent receipts, if rental). (2) Three pieces of current, official mail. (3) Child’s original birth certificate. (4) Parent or guardian valid photo ID. (5) Parental control papers (if applicable). (6) Immunization certificate signed and stamped by a physician or other authorized health agency.

    Registration forms can be downloaded from the Registration Forms page. For more information about kindergarten registration, contact the Registration Office at (516) 441-4080, or e-mail residency@greatneck.k12.ny.us.

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GNPS Community Education

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    Community Ed Winter 2021 Catalog
    The Great Neck Community Ed Winter catalog is now available, featuring a variety of in-person and online courses. Visit the Community Ed web page for more details about course offerings and registration.

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