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District Announcements

  • 2021-22 NYSSMA Festival

    Information regarding the 2021-22 NYSSMA Festival is now available. Please use this link to find required paperwork, the schedule of deadlines to submit forms, performance dates and locations. If you have any questions, please contact your child's music teacher.

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  • Partial School Tax Exemptions

    The Great Neck Board of Education has approved resolutions 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.

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  • Dec. 15 Board Meeting Location Change - 7:30 p.m. at North High

    The Board of Education Public Action Meeting scheduled for Wed., Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m., will take place at North High School, 35 Polo Rd. This meeting has changed from its original location that is printed in the District Calendar. The meeting date and time remain the same.

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  • Thanksgiving Message from the Board of Education

    The Great Neck Board of Education shared a Thanksgiving message with the school community via email on Nov. 24. The message is also available by clicking on the announcement title above.

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  • Nov. 17 Board Meeting Location Change - 7:30 p.m. at South Middle

    The Board of Education Public Action Meeting scheduled for Wed., Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m., will take place at South Middle School, 349 Lakeville Rd. This meeting has changed from its original location (Parkville) that is printed in the District Calendar. The meeting date and time remain the same. Click on the announcement title for more information.

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  • Faculty Recital POSTPONED

    The District Faculty Recital, originally scheduled for Oct. 21, has been POSTPONED. Information about the rescheduled event will be shared when available.

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  • GNPS Community Closet Event at South Middle School, Oct. 14

    The GNPS Community Closet will host a FREE shopping event on Thursday, Oct. 14, from 4-6 p.m. at South Middle School. Clothing will be available for children and adults. Please call or email Julie Goldin, with any questions: 516-441-7991 or jgoldin@greatneck.k12.ny.us.

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  • District-Wide Safety Plan

    The 2021-2022 District-Wide Safety Plan, developed by the District Safety Team, was adopted by the Board of Education on September 22. The plan can be viewed here.

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  • School Board Meetings Available via Livestream

    The Great Neck Board of Education is pleased to announce that Public Action Meetings are available for online viewing via livestream. A livestream link will be posted before each meeting on the District homepage.

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  • Sept. 22 Board Meeting Location Change - 7:30 p.m. at Kennedy School

    The Board of Education Public Action Meeting scheduled for Wed., Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. will take place at the John F. Kennedy School, 1A Grassfield Rd. This meeting has changed from its original location (Saddle Rock) that is printed in the District Calendar.

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Health and Wellness

GNPS Television

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    GNPS/TV Current Programs
    Programs currently airing on GNPS/TV include the North High Instrumental Winter Concert and South High Winter Concert I. 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.

    For more information, please visit the GNPS/TV homepage or contact Robert Zahn, director of educational television and broadcast media, by e-mail at rzahn@greatneck.k12.ny.us, or by phone at (516) 441-4676.

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Registration Information

  • Online Registration Dates for 2022–23 Kindergarten & UPK 

    All applications to register for Universal Pre-Kindergarten (UPK) and Kindergarten for the 2022–23 school year will be processed online.

    Universal Pre-K

    The District offers a UPK program to all Great Neck School District residents at no cost. UPK Online Registration will open Oct. 25 through Nov. 12, 2021. To enroll, children must be 4 years old by Dec. 1, 2022.  

    Kindergarten

    Kindergarten Online Registration will open on Jan. 18, 2022. All children who will attend public or private school kindergarten in Sept. 2022 must be registered. Any child who legally resides within the school district and will be 5 years old on or before Dec. 1, 2022 is eligible for kindergarten.


    For more information, visit our Office of Registration home page, download a registration packet, or call the Registrar’s Office at (516) 441-4080.

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GNPS Community Education

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    Community Ed Winter 2022 Catalog
    The Great Neck Community Ed Winter 2022 catalog is now available online, featuring a variety of in-person and online courses. Registration is underway and classes will begin the week of January 3. Visit the Community Ed web page for more details about course offerings and registration.

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Accolades

  • South High Wrestler Crisia Bonilla Makes Great Neck Sports History

    The South High School wrestling program marked a historic event on Jan. 12, when sophomore Crisia Bonilla became the first female wrestler in district history to win a varsity match. Crisia is the first female varsity member of Great Neck’s wrestling program—including both South High and North High.

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  • North Middle Writers to be Published

    Four sixth-grade students from North Middle School have been selected as winners of the nationwide “Unsolved” writing contest. Max Berger, Dylan Chiang, Emmie Kontente, and Julien Shafran will have their original works published in "Unsolved: Tales of Deception," a publication of Young Writers..

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  • Five Students Named Regeneron Scholars

    Olivia Yeroushalmi and Renee Zbizika of North High School, and Karly Chan, Jeremy Kotlyar, and Isabel Wang of South High School are among 300 students nationwide to be named Scholars in the 2022 Regeneron STS competition.

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  • GNPS Faculty Members Present at National Conference

    English teachers Victoria Andreacchi from North Middle, Kevin Parker from North Middle, and Dr. Theresa Walter from South High recently presented a dynamic workshop at the 2021 National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference.

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  • NYSBDA Middle School Honor Concert Band

    Four students from South Middle School have been accepted to perform in the Middle School Honor Concert Band at the New York State Band Directors Association (NYSBDA) Honor Concert Bands Conference. This is the fifteenth consecutive year that South Middle musicians have been selected for this honor.

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  • Lakeville School "Stomps Out" Bullying

    On Oct. 22, students and staff at Lakeville School wore blue clothing to show their commitment to “stomp out” bullying! October is World Bullying Prevention Awareness Month, and STOMP Out Bullying is a national program that educates about the dangers of bullying and empowers students to be upstanders who help others.

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  • JFK Pumpkin Personalities Showcase

    JFK library media specialist Andrea Gerstenblatt organized a Pumpkin Personalities Showcase for fifth-grade students and their families. Students were encouraged to read a book of their choice and transform a pumpkin into the main fictional literary character.

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  • South High Piano Recital Returns

    On Oct. 14, the South High School Performing Arts Department celebrated the return of live music performances with the 15th annual Piano Recital. Twelve student musicians performed classical works by Beethoven, Brahms, Chopin, Joplin, Rachmaninoff, Schubert, and Tchaikovsky.

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  • South Middle Community Closet Hosts Successful Event

    On Oct. 14, the Community Closet at South Middle School hosted a “free shopping” event to provide clothing and shoes for local families in need. Dozens of families picked up clothing items of all sizes and for all seasons, free of charge.

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