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*UPDATED* Important Update from the Superintendent

Second Community Update @ 7:22 p.m.
 

June 21, 2024

Dear GNPS Community,

As some of you are aware, GNPS experienced a frightening circumstance today when one of our Lakeville 5th graders did not arrive home as expected following our early dismissal process.  As soon as this was reported by the parent, the district team immediately responded. 

In collaboration with faculty, staff, administration, Lake Success Police Department, Nassau County Police Department, MTA Police and many others -- we are pleased to report our student has been safely reunited with family.

This was a very scary situation for all those involved and we are overjoyed to report a positive outcome. 

The building and district teams will be following up as appropriate with all those directly involved in this matter, providing all necessary care and support.  We thank all those in the GNPS community who rallied in support during this emergency.  It truly does take a village.

Have a pleasant weekend.

Regards,

Kenneth R. Bossert, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

 
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First Community Update @ 6:30 p.m.
 
 
June 21, 2024
 
Dear GNPS Community,

As some of you are aware, the following email was sent to all Lakeville Elementary families at approximately 2 p.m. this afternoon.

Dear Families,

A Lakeville student did not return home as planned this afternoon. If you have any information regarding fifth grader Arianna Burnett please call Ashley Rodriguez, Arianna's mother, at (516) 864-1821 or Lakeville's Main Office at (516) 441-4300.

Thank you very much,

Emily Zucal
Principal

Since that time, building and district administrators have been working closely with all relevant law enforcement agencies in an attempt to reunite Arianna with her family.  We know many helpful individuals and groups have circulated her photo and information throughout social media channels and other communication platforms.  We are thankful for that.  As of the writing of this email (6:30 p.m.) Arianna has not yet been reunited with her family, however, many individuals are working very hard to make that happen using the information they have since gained.  We are confident she will be safely reunited with her parents very soon. 

As we know many of you join us in sharing concern for the safety and welfare of Arianna, we will provide an update as soon as we are able. 

Regards,

Kenneth R. Bossert, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools