• All schools in the Great Neck Public Schools are CLOSED until further notice,
    including Cumberland, Clover Drive, and the Phipps Administration Building.

    - Remote learning from home, 
    "Grab and Go" school meal services, and SCOPE emergency childcare services are ongoing.
    - All large school events, field trips, and recreation programs are postponed through April 20.
    - All use of facilities by outside groups are suspended through April 20.
    - The administration of the ACT scheduled for April 4 has been canceled.
    - NYSSMA festivals are suspended until further notice.


    Please visit our Coronavirus Information Page for the latest developments. 

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Great Neck North High School

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  • From the Principal:


    March 29, 2020 

    Dear Parents & Guardians,

    First and foremost, we hope that you and your family are doing well. We recognize that the shift to remote learning has been challenging for students, parents, and teachers who are balancing personal and professional concerns and responsibilities. One of the most significant shifts in the move to remote learning is that both “classwork” and “homework” are now taking place in the home which creates a parent burden and gives the impression of an increased student workload. We remain sensitive to all these concerns and the social-emotional well-being of all members of our learning community.  Our teachers are planning, collaborating, and implementing a variety of best practices for approved methods of remote instruction to introduce new lessons and extend student learning using their creative and professional discretion.

    We also call your attention to the informational items that appear below.

    1. With respect to student grades:
    • The 3rd marking period will now end on April 7th rather than on April 3rd. This grade will reflect work completed through the closing of school and remote learning work up until April 7th.
    • Given that the date of our return to physical classrooms remains uncertain, we continue to discuss how to best approach the 4th marking period and final grades.


    1. Advanced Placement Exam information will be forwarded under separate cover from each of the high schools following an announcement from the College Board expected on April 3rd.


    1. We remind you that the following New York State assessments have been cancelled:
    • Grades 3-8 English Language Arts
    • Grades 3-8 Mathematics
    • The NYSESLAT (for English Language Learners)
    • The NYSAA (an alternative assessment for students with significant learning disabilities)


    Please note that New York State has not yet made a determination with regard to Regents exam administration in June.


    1. During the April break (April 8-19), students will not be receiving work from their teachers.  This time is intended for all to relax and recharge. If we are still home after the break, remote learning will recommence.   

    Please note that should schools reopen at any time, you will be notified at least 48 hours before students are to report to their building.

    In closing, we ask that you continue to practice social distancing and thank you for your continued partnership during this unprecedented national emergency. We hope that you and your family remain safe and healthy.  


    Stay well,

    Dr. Daniel Holtzman, North High School Principal

    Dr. Gerald Cozine, North Middle School Principal

    Dr. Christopher Gitz, South High School Principal

    Dr. Gina Cartolano, South Middle School Principal

    Dr. Stephen C. Lando, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education

    March 20, 2020

    I can only imagine what a stressful time this is for everyone; between the unknowns, the many unanswered questions, and the abrupt change to our daily routines; it is overwhelming to say the least.

    The daily messages I have been sending to all students are designed to help them stay positive, focused, provide reassurance and support . As I indicated to them yesterday, as the principal of the high school it is painful for me not to have answers and quell everyone's stress. We are and will continue to do our best in this regard,

    It is important that we continue to share clear and consistent messages with the students and you and provide support and guidance on promoting a positive daily routine and balance between school and self-care.

    In addition, we must focus on one day at a time as we navigate through his unprecedented set of circumstances. Students are worried about upcoming school events and when the reopening of school will occur......we understand their concerns and sympathize with everyone. It is equally important that we do not play out scenarios as this will only become more stress-inducing.

    The administration team at NHS has been meeting with departmental leaders and gathering feedback on how the first few days of the on-line learning has been progressing. We are all trying to find a balance between the appropriate amount of work to assign and time frame to allow for completion. We ask for your patience and we will strive to create the most meaningful experience possible.

    If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to your child's teacher, specific department leader, guidance counselor, or building administrator....we are here for you and will assist in any way possible.

    I realize the challenges the closure of school presents for you and we thank you for all you are doing at home.

    Yours in solidarity,

    Dr. Holtzman

    March 17, 2020

     Dear Parents,

    First and foremost, we hope that you and your families are safe and well. As you were informed by Dr. Prendergast, the Great Neck Public Schools is closed until further notice. Although we cannot replicate the face-to-face classroom experience, we are in a strong position to leverage our comprehensive Instructional Technology program to provide remote education for our students. As this is new to all of us, we will need to make the most of our school-to-home partnership to provide our students with instructional continuity. 

    Distance learning may be delivered through synchronous (live) or asynchronous methods of instruction. Synchronous instruction (excluding videoconferencing due to privacy concerns) may include live online collaborative documents, audio, text, or chat platforms. Asynchronous methods of instruction may include posted assignments, website links to educational resources, online databases, recorded videos, screencasts, and other meaningful learning activities.

    It is recommended that teachers and students maintain their structured schedules for remote teaching and learning each school day. Materials, assignments and guidance will be available online to facilitate the digital workflow; it is imperative that students check their Google Classrooms every day (Monday – Friday) to collaborate with classmates, and to keep up with daily coursework, assignments, activities, and assessments. To the best of their ability, teachers will be available to engage and respond to student and parent inquiries during regular school hours via Google Classrooms, e-mail, or other means of communication. Department heads will continue to support the learning process and are available as a resource should needs arise that your child’s teacher is unable to address. Support personnel, counselors, psychologists, social workers are prepared to use different interactive platforms to communicate with students. Administrators will make themselves available online during the regular work day to collaborate with each other, support the staff in their buildings and programs, and maintain lines of communication with parents.

    Please contact your building principal via email if you have previously provided a supply of medication for your child that is currently maintained in one of our school nurse offices, and it has become necessary to return the medication to you.

    In addition, please consider having your child:

    • Begin the day with a good breakfast prior to the start of the regular school day;
    • Complete assignments in a “school area” which is not in your child’s room to add a formality to instructional expectations;
    • Take short breaks and physical movement between assignments;
    • Stay hydrated;
    • Clean his or her iPad/device on a daily basis;
    • Unplug at a time that allows for a good night’s sleep.

    For technical support, please reach out to your school’s technology staff developer.

    We ask for your patience as we navigate through these challenging times. The newness to remote learning will likely cause angst and that is understandable. We are working through this together in real time and we are all here to support our students and families. As things change or evolve, the District and school will keep everyone informed.


    Dr. Daniel Holtzman, North High School Principal

    Dr. Gerald Cozine, North Middle School Principal

    Dr. Christopher Gitz, South High School Principal

    Dr. Gina Cartolano, South Middle School Principal

    Dr. Stephen C. Lando, Assistant Superintendent for Secondary Education


    STUDENTS: Please check your individual Google Classroom pages for updated coursework and assignments. 


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