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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

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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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  • Free School Lunch Meals Available for Students

    The Food and Nutrition Department reminds families that school lunch meals are available to all GNPS students at no charge for the 2021–22 school year. This free meal program is made possible through federal and state funding dedicated to providing students with healthy, nutritious meals through June 30, 2022.

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  • 2021-2022 GNPS Print Calendar Available Online

    The 2021–2022 District Calendar is currently available online. Print copies will be mailed to households with school-age children in mid-August. Residents without school-age children may request a copy by calling 441-4006.

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  • Board of Education Organizational Meeting, July 1 at 7:30 p.m. at North Middle

    Based on current guidelines and low COVID positivity rates within the community, the Board of Education anticipates returning to in-person public meetings beginning with the Organizational Meeting on July 1 at 7:30 p.m. at North Middle School. Please note that the meeting time and location are different than printed in the 2020–21 District Calendar.

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  • Board of Education Public Action Meeting, June 2

    The Board of Education will hold a public action meeting on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at 7:30 p.m., preceded by UPTC Committee Reports at 6:45 p.m. Click on the announcement title for more details.

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  • Reopening Plan Update for Secondary Schools

    The Great Neck Public Schools has announced plans to return more secondary students to the classroom for daily, in-person instruction in May 2021. Click on the announcement title to review an addendum to the District's Reopening Plan that outlines measures to support the safe return of middle and high school students to daily classroom instruction.

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Health and Wellness

  • School Reopening 2021-2022
    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 2021-2022 Page.

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GNPS Television

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    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 now to view the June 2021 Great Neck Public Schools commencement ceremonies for North High School, South High School, and the Village School. 

    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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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 Online Registration will open on Jan. 10, 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 Fall 2021 Catalog
    The Great Neck Community Ed Fall 2021 catalog is now available online, featuring a variety of in-person and online courses. Registration is underway and classes will begin on Monday, September 13. Visit the Community Ed web page for more details about course offerings and registration.

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  • NYSSMA Piano Showcase

    North High School junior Hwi-On Lee is one of only 12 students across New York State selected to perform in the NYSSMA Piano Showcase, part of the 2021 All-State Winter Conference.

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  • National Merit Commended Students

    Forty-eight seniors have been named Commended Students in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program. These students placed among the top 50,000 of the more than 1.5 million juniors who took the 2020 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT).

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  • GNPS Named Best Public School District in New York; Third in Nation

    The Great Neck Public Schools is honored to be recognized by Niche as the Best School District in New York State and third in the Nation. The district earned top ratings for academics, teachers, co-curricular activities, and safety.

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  • Spellman HV Clean Tech Competition Winner

    South High senior Harrison Weinberg won second place in the 2021 Spellman HV Clean Tech Competition for his research and design of a model buoy system that can identify patches of oil and gas on the surface of water using a UV light intensity sensor.

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  • Music Students Selected for All-State

    Eleven highly talented musicians from North and South High Schools have been selected for the prestigious and very competitive 2021 New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) All-State Conference, to be held in Rochester on Dec. 2–5. In addition, 12 students have been named Alternates for the event.

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Recent News

  • North High School Commemorates 9/11

    Students and staff planted American flags along the front walkway at North High to observe the 20th anniversary of 9/11. The display was one of several commemorative activities, including moments of silence, building-wide announcements, and music selections performed by the school’s chamber music ensemble.

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  • South High Dedicates 9/11 Memorial

    A piece of steel and concrete from the World Trade Center has found a new permanent home in a garden on the South High School campus. The school hosted a small memorial dedication ceremony to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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  • District Welcomes New Faculty

    The district welcomed more than 50 new faculty members during a New Staff Orientation on Aug. 24. Elementary and Secondary teachers were greeted by Board of Education trustees, district administrators, building principals, and association presidents representing GNTA and SAGES.

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  • District Welcomes New JFK Assistant Principal

    The district is pleased to welcome Ai-Huei Chang-Lau as the new assistant principal of the John F. Kennedy School. Ms. Chang-Lau was unanimously appointed by the Board of Education in June and she officially joined the district in August.

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