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Great Neck Public Schools To Host Narcan Training -- Dec. 13
GNPS is pleased to host an overdose prevention seminar and naloxone (Narcan) training on Wed., Dec. 13, 2017. The seminar will begin at 4:30 p.m. in the South High Auditorium. The event is open to all faculty, staff, and residents. This free training is co-sponsored by the non-profit agency COPAY (Community Organization for Parents And Youth, Inc.) of Great Neck, and the Nassau County Department of Human Services, Office of Mental Health, Chemical Dependency, and Developmental Disability Services. The seminar will review the warning signs of drug use, how to recognize an overdose, and how to administer Narcan. Read more...View flyer...

South Middle Winter Concerts and Art Show -- Dec. 12-13
The Music Department and Art Department of Great Neck South Middle School are proud to present the Winter Concerts and Art Show on Tuesday, Dec. 12, and Wednesday, Dec. 13. Both concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Read more...

North Middle Winter Concert -- Dec. 13
North Middle School’s Grade 7–8 Winter Concert will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 13, at 7:30 p.m. Performing groups include the Chorus and Concert Orchestra. Read more...

South High Winter Concert 2-- Dec. 14
South High School musicians will perform in the Winter Concert 2 on Thursday, Dec. 14, at 7:30 p.m.Featured will be the Symphonic Band, Concert Choir, Chamber String Orchestra, and Chamber Symphony Orchestra. Read more...

North High Winter Concert -- Dec. 19
North High School student musicians will present their Winter Concert on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will feature performances by the Chamber Choir, Concert Choir, A Cappella Choir, Symphonic Band, and Symphony Orchestra.. Read more...


ENL & TASC at the Adult Learning Center
If you are an adult and want to learn English or improve your English-language skills, or if you want to earn a high school equivalency diploma, the Great Neck Public Schools Adult Learning Center offers a variety of classes during the day and evening designed to meet your needs. Registration for classes must be done in person at the Adult Learning Center on Wednesday, Dec. 6, or Thursday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m.-noon, or from 6-9 p.m.; or on Saturday, Dec. 9, from 9 a.m.-noon. Read more...


Flu Guide and Vaccine Information for Parents
Keep your kids safe. Infants and young children are at greater risk for getting seriously ill from the flu. The New York State Department of Health recommends all children 6 months of age and older get the flu vaccine. View Flu Guide For Parents... View Vaccine Information Statement... [Chinese Version]... [Farsi Version]... [Korean Version]... [Spanish Version]....

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Summer 2017 Construction Projects
Numerous construction projects were undertaken during the summer of 2017. Many projects were completed prior to the first day of school, and other projects will continue towards completion throughout the fall. View Summer 2017 Construction Project Progress Photos...


2017-18 NYSSMA Festival Information Now Available
The 2017-18 NYSSMA Festival Calendar and Forms are now available online. Please contact the music teacher in your child's school with any questions. View 2017-18 NYSSMA Festival Calendar...

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GNPS Community Ed
GNPS Community Education invites you to register for one or more of our many adult education classes.
Information and Registration - Community Ed classes meet at the Cumberland Adult Center, 30 Cumberland Ave., Great Neck (one block south of Northern Blvd., off Lakeville Rd.). Complete course offerings and the online catalog can be found by clicking the catalog cover on the left or on the Community Ed icon in the scroll near the top of this page. You can register online, call us at (516) 441-4949, or e-mail us at gncontinuinged@greatneck.k12.ny.us.


GNPS/TV November Programs
Current programs on Great Neck Public Schools Television (GNPS/TV) are: Inside the GNPS/TV Vaults and Focus on Education. Programs are available online or may be viewed in the incorporated villages of Great Neck on Cablevision Channel 75 and on Verizon Channel 32. Read more...
GNPS/TV Programming - GNPS/TV programming reflects the offerings of the Great Neck Public Schools and the achievements of its students and staff. For information about GNPS/TV and its programs, please contact Robert Zahn by phone at (516) 441-4676 or by e-mail at rzahn@greatneck.k12.ny.us. You can also visit the GNPS/TV On Demand Page or visit the GNPS/TV Web Site.


Child Abuse Reporting Information
The toll-free telephone number of the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) to receive child abuse and neglect reports is 1-800-342-3720. For additional information, you may also access the OCFS Web site at http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/​.


GNPS Educational Excellence Video
Teachers and students speak about the importance of educational excellence that is at the core of a Great Neck Public Schools education and highlight the programs, approaches, and culture that makes our school district so very special to so many people. View Video...

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Instructional Technology in our Schools:
Interschool Visits Promote Digital Citizenship
Seniors in South High Schools' Facing History course visited fifth-graders at Lakeville School and Saddle Rock School to present lessons they had developed on Digital Citizenship, with a focus on cyberbullying. Joining the South High students at Lakeville were several of Bridget Forie's students in the Outdoor Education Program. Read more...


Instructional Technology in our Schools:
Great Neck Implements New Apple Classroom App
Elementary and secondary schools in Great Neck implemented the new Apple Classroom app to enhance the District's 1:1 iPad Initiative which now spans Grades 3-12 (Grades 4-12 in our south schools). This teacher-only app is linked to our student management system and mobile device management system to enable teachers to monitor student iPad screens while in class, see what apps are currently running, lock screens, group student iPads into learning teams, and launch apps and Web sites that lock in on individual or group iPads.


Instructional Technology in our Schools:
SMART Displays 2.0
Two Lakeville students in Ms. Gindi's Grade 5 class simultaneously demonstrate a math solution using the classroom's new SMART Interactive Flat Panel Display. Fifty-seven of the multi-touch displays were purchased from Smart Schools Bond Act funds last year and another thirty-eight were installed in classrooms this year replacing first-generation SMART Boards and projectors. These upgradable displays have 4K Ultra HD resolution, true color reproduction, object awareness, and do not cast shadows, require calibration, or need bulb replacement.

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


Great Neck is a Going Green School District
Learn about the Go Green initiative which leverages ParentLink, the GNPS Web site, and the Campus Parent Portal to improve communication, reduce paper, and save taxpayer dollars.

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GNPS Staff Raise Awareness and Funds for Men’s Health
Staff at the John F. Kennedy School and Great Neck North High School joined the Movember movement to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues. Fifty-six staff members pledged to grow a mustache for the month of November, and together they raised a total of $1,500 for the Movember Foundation. Read more...

Photo of North High "Movember" Staff

Photo of South High student in front of MRI machine with South High students looking on at Northwell Health

South High Students Participate in the Northwell Health Spark! Challenge
Students enrolled in South High’s anatomy and physiology class recently visited the Northwell Health Radiology Department at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center in New Hyde Park as part of the Spark! Challenge. During their visit, students met with a variety of medical professionals, including radiation therapists, radiation oncologists, dosimetrists, oncology nurses, information technologists, medical physicists, and hospital administrators. The students also viewed demonstrations of the CT (Computerized Axial Tomography) machines used to create patient images and treatment plans, and the LINAC (Linear Accelerator) machines that deliver radiation treatments. Read more...

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FBI Robot Technicians Visit South High
On Dec. 5, engineering and robotics classes at South High received a visit from technicians from the FBI Bomb Squad-NY Division, accompanied by one of their most advanced robots. The FBI technicians shared their professional experiences with robotics and explained all the features of this particular robot, which can be used to diffuse bombs, perform surveillance, and communicate in hostage situations. Read more...

Photo of South High Principal Christopher Gitz and South High Students with the FBI Robot

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Alan Schwartz Named 2017 Educator of Excellence
The New York State English Council has selected Alan C. Schwartz as a 2017 Educator of Excellence. Mr. Schwartz is the music department head at South Middle School in the Great Neck Public Schools. Read more...

Photo of Ms. McGrade's 4th Grade Class with Ms. Stracquadanio, Teaching Assistant, and Ms. Gerstenblatt, LIbrary Media Specialist

John F. Kennedy Students Celebrate Reading Week
Elementary students at the John F. Kennedy School in Great Neck celebrated the building's annual Reading Week with this year's theme, "Recipes for Reading.". Read more...

Photo of North Middle Students at Ronald McDonald House of Long Island in New Hyde Park

North Middle School Students Volunteer at Ronald McDonald House
North Middle students from Ms. Neckin's eighth-grade Exploring Home and Careers elective volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island in New Hyde Park on Friday, November 17. Read more...

Great Neck School Board Recognized
In celebration of School Board Recognition Week, students from North High School and South High School attended the November Board meeting to recognize the dedicated trustees who volunteer their service on the Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education. Read more...

District News Archive
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