• Great Neck Public Schools

    COVID Information 2021-2022

    Messages to the Community

    School Reopening 2020-2021

June 2022

  • June 20-June 26 Weekly Positive Case Update

  • May 31-June 5 Weekly Positive Case Update

  • June 6-June 12 Weekly Positive Case Update

  • June 13-June19 Weekly Positive Case Update

May 2022

  • May 23-May 30 Weekly Positive Case Update

  • May 16-May 22 Weekly Positive Case Update

  • May 9-May 15 Weekly Positive Case Update

  • May 2-May 8 Weekly Positive Case Update

April 2022

  • 4/29/2022 - 6 Positive Cases

  • 4/28/2022 - 16 Positive Cases

  • 4/27/2022 - GNPS Community Update

  • 4/27/2022 - 9 Positive Cases

  • 4/26/2022 - 12 Positive Cases

  • 4/25/2022 - 40 Positive Cases

  • 4/13/2022 - 5 Positive Cases

  • 4/12/2022 - 3 Positive Cases

  • 4/11/2022 - 26 Positive Cases

  • 4/8/2022 - 7 Positive Cases

  • 4/7/2022 - 9 Positive Cases

  • 4/6/2022 - 4 Positive Cases

  • 4/5/2022 - 9 Positive Cases

  • 4/4/2022 - 18 Positive Cases

March 2022

  • 3/31/2022 - 7 Positive Cases

  • 3/30/2022 - 9 Positive Cases

  • 3/29/2022 - 4 Positive Cases

  • 3/28/2022 - 8 Positive Cases

  • 3/25/2022 - 3 Positive Cases

  • 3/24/2022 - 7 Positive Cases

  • 3/22/2022 - 4 Positive Cases

  • 3/21/2022 - 11 Positive Cases

  • 3/18/2022 - 3 Positive Cases

  • 3/16/2022 - 1 Positive Case

  • 3/14/2022 - 3 Positive Cases

  • 3/11/2022 - 1 Positive Case

  • 3/10/2022 - 3 Positive Cases

  • 3/9/2022 - 4 Positive Cases

  • 3/8/2022 - 5 Positive Cases

  • 3/7/2022 - 2 Positive Cases

  • 3/4/2022 - 2 Positive Cases

  • 3/2/2022 - GNPS Community Update

  • 3/2/2022 - 2 Positive Cases

  • 3/1/2022 - GNPS Community Update

  • 3/1/2022 - 4 Positive Cases

February 2022

  • 2/28/2022 - 9 Positive Cases

  • 2/27/2022 - Community Update #2

  • 2/27/2022 - Community Update #1

  • 2/18/2022 - 2 Positive Cases

  • 2/16/2022 - GNPS COVID Update

  • 2/16/2022 - 1 Positive Case

  • 2/15/2022 - 1 Positive Case

  • 2/14/2022 - 4 Positive Cases

  • 2/11/2022 - 2 Positive Cases

  • 2/10/2022 - 1 Positive Case

  • 2/9/2022 - 7 Positive Cases

  • 2/8/2022 - Community Update

  • 2/8/2022 - 3 Positive Cases

  • 2/7/2021 - 6 Positive Cases

  • 2/4/2022 - 3 Positive Cases

  • 2/3/2022 - 5 Positive Cases

  • 2/2/2022 - 9 Positive Cases

January 2022

  • 1/31/2022 - 8 Positive Cases

  • 1/28/2022 - 8 Positive Cases

  • 1/27/2022 - 8 Positive Cases

  • 1/26/2022 - 3 Positive Cases

  • 1/25/2022 - 6 Positive Cases

  • 1/25/2022 - Mask Mandate Remains in Effect

  • 1/25/2022 - Mask Update

  • 1/24/2022 - Mask Mandate Remains in Effect

  • 1/24/2022 - 19 Positive Cases

  • 1/21/2022 - 10 Positive Cases

  • 1/20/2022 - 6 Positive Cases

  • 1/19/2022 - 23 Positive Cases

  • 1/18/2022 - 56 Positive Cases

  • 1/14/2022 - 20 Positive Cases

  • 1/13/2022 - 15 Positive Cases

  • 1/12/2022 - 32 Positive Cases

  • 1/11/2022 - 29 Positive Cases

  • 1/11/2022 - COVID-19 Isolation/Quarantine Update

  • 1/10/2021 - 105 Positive Cases

  • 1/6/2022 - 43 Positive Cases

  • 1/6/2022 - Community Update

  • 1/5/2021 - 76 Positive Cases

  • 1/4/2022 - 115 Positive Cases

  • 1/3/2022 - Positive Cases over the Holiday Recess

  • 1/3/2022 - Community Update

  • 1/2/2022 - Community Update

December 2021

  • 12/23/2021 - 22 Positive Cases

  • 12/22/2021 - 23 Positive Cases

  • 12/21/2021 - 40 Positive Cases

  • 12/21/2021 - GNPS Quarantine Instruction

  • 12/20/2021 - 67 Positive Cases

  • 12/17/2021 - 20 Positive Cases

  • 12/16/2021 - 23 Positive Cases

  • 12/15/2021 - 17 Positive Cases

  • 12/14/2021 - 5 Positive Cases

  • 12/13/2021 - 12 Positive Cases

  • 12/10/2021 - 10 Positive Cases

  • 12/9/2021 - 4 Positive Cases

  • 12/8/2021 - 5 Positive Cases

  • 12/7/2021 - 6 Positive Cases

  • 12/6/2021 - 11 Positive Cases

  • 12/3/2021 - 6 Positive Cases

  • 12/2/2021 - 8 Positive Cases

  • 12/1/2021 - 6 Positive Cases

November 2021

  • 11/30/2021 - 9 Positive Cases

  • 11/29/2021 - 9 Positive Cases

  • 11/24/2021 - 2 Positive Cases

  • 11/23/2021 - 3 Positive Cases

  • 11/22/2021 - 6 Positive Cases

  • 11/19/2021 - 2 Positive Cases

  • 11/18/2021 - 1 Positive Case

  • 11/17/2021 - 2 Positive Cases

  • 11/16/2021 - 3 Positive Cases

  • 11/15/2021 - 1 Positive Case

  • 11/4/2021 - 1 Positive Case

  • 11/12/2021 - 5 Positive Cases

  • 11/9/2021 - 3 Positive Cases

  • 11/8/2021 - 3 Positive Cases

  • 11/6/2021 - 1 Positive Case

October 2021

  • 10/25/2021 - 2 Positive Cases

  • 10/29/2021 - 2 Positive Cases

  • 10/22/2021 - 1 Positive Case

  • 10/18/2021 - 1 Positive Case

  • 10/15/2021 - 2 Positive Cases

  • 10/13/2021 - 2 Positive Cases

  • 10/12/2021 - 2 Positive Cases

  • 10/8/2021 - 2 Positive Cases

  • 10/7/2021 - 1 Positive Case

  • 10/5/2021 - 1 Positive Case

September 2021

  • 9/30/2021 - 2 Positive Cases

  • 9/27/2021 - 1 Positive Case

  • 9/23/2021 - 1 Positive Case

  • 9/22/2021 - 1 Positive Case

  • 9/20/2021 - 5 Positive Cases

  • 9/14/2021 - 1 Positive Case

  • 9/13/2021 - 5 Positive Cases

  • 9/10/2021 - 3 Positive Cases

  • 9/9/2021 - 9 Positive Cases

  • 9/3/2021- 3 Positive Cases

  • 9/2/2021 - 1 Positive Case

August 26, 2021

  • GNPS Community Reopening of Schools Update

    August 26, 2021

    Dear GNPS Community:

    We are very excited to welcome our students and staff back to school next week! The first day of school for all students is Wednesday, September 1, and final preparations are underway to make sure our buildings are ready for the start of another exciting and successful school year.

    In my email communication last week, I shared a brief overview of our reopening plan. Since that time, we have continued to review and refine our protocols based on the latest guidance from health, education, and government officials.

    Upon taking office on Tuesday, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced a mask mandate for schools across the State. She also announced that a series of additional school-related health and safety policies are forthcoming. We await more information from the Governor’s Office and will provide an update when available.

    At last night’s Board of Education meeting, I presented a more detailed reopening plan for the coming school year. After listening to comments and answering questions from the public, the Board of Education adopted the COVID prevention procedures. I encourage staff and families to review the updated reopening plan before the start of the school year.

    Returning staff and students are already familiar with some of the successful preventative protocols that remain in place from last year, including face masks, thorough cleaning and disinfecting practices, and improved ventilation. The plan also includes revised procedures based on current CDC guidance in the areas of social distancing, contact tracing, and quarantining. We are excited to reinstate several programs that were missed last year, including music offerings and elementary specials, before and after-school activities, and school events (in accordance with health guidelines).

    These plans are dependent on guidance from officials and the current landscape of COVID in our community. I am grateful for the partnership of our school community that has allowed our district to continue providing an outstanding academic program throughout this pandemic, and I look forward to another safe and successful school year ahead.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Teresa Prendergast
    Superintendent of Schools

August 16, 2021

  • GNPS Community Update

    August 16, 2021

    Dear GNPS Community, 

    The district is busy making preparations to welcome all students and staff back to school on Wednesday, September 1. I know our parents and staff are also getting ready for the new school year, so I’d like to provide an overview of the reopening information available at this time. 

    Reopening Update

    Late last week, the State Education Department (NYSED) released a back-to-school guidance document for districts. As expected, the NYSED document is consistent with guidance from other health and education officials that strongly recommend daily, in-person learning and teaching while following current K-12 guidance from the Centers for Disease Controls (CDC). The attached document provides an overview of our district’s reopening points to date, based on the NYSED and CDC guidelines. They include:

    • We look forward to welcoming all students back to the classroom for daily, in-person instruction in September. A remote instruction model will not be offered.
    • All students, faculty, staff, and visitors will be required to wear face masks in school buildings and on school buses, regardless of vaccination status. Masks will be optional when outdoors.
    • Daily temperature checks are no longer required for students and staff.
    • The completion of the COVID Screening Attestation form for staff is no longer required. 
    • Classroom desks will be arranged with a minimum of three feet of distance, where possible, with students facing in a common direction.
    • Elementary students will continue to eat lunch in their classrooms. 
    • After-school activities -- including extra help, extra-curricular clubs, and athletics -- will resume in accordance with health and safety protocols. 
    • The elementary Early Morning Drop-Off Program will be reinstated. 
    • We will continue to stress the importance of hand-washing and respiratory hygiene, and the thorough, daily cleaning and disinfecting of classrooms, buildings, and school buses.
    • We will continue to work in partnership with the Nassau County Department of Health (DOH) to conduct contact tracing.

    Information about COVID-19 and the Delta variant remain fluid, and procedures may change based on recommendations from health and education officials. Please see attached document for additional information. We’ll continue to fine-tune our reopening plan and share additional details when available.

    Transportation Update

    Transportation providers across New York State are experiencing a bus driver shortage. We have been in frequent contact with our bus company about this issue, and our school bus routes may be longer and/or may change based on the availability of drivers.

    Parents who plan to opt-out of school bus services for the coming school year are encouraged to complete a GNPS Transportation Opt-Out form by August 18 to assist our Transportation Department with bus routes and schedules.

    As always, the health and safety of our students and staff remain our first priority, and we will continue to provide you with additional information prior to the reopening of school. 

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Teresa Prendergast
    Superintendent of Schools