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Grades K-2, Elementary Schools (Deasy & Gribbin): 8:55 a.m.–3:40 p.m. (Early dismissal 12:10 p.m.)
Grades 3-5, Elementary Schools (Connolly & Landing): 8:10 a.m.–2:55 p.m. (Early dismissal 11:25 a.m.)
Grades 6-8, Robert M. Finley Middle School: 8:10 a.m.–2:55 p.m.
Grades 9-12, Glen Cove High School: 7:30 a.m.–2:02 p.m.
Connolly Elementary School: 8:10 a.m.–2:55 p.m. 
Landing Elementary School: 8:10 a.m.–2:55 p.m. (Early dismissal 11:25 a.m.)
Gribbin Elementary School: 8:55 a.m.–3:40 p.m. 
Deasy Elementary School: 8:55 a.m.–3:40 p.m. (Early dismissal 12:10 p.m.)


When severe weather conditions or an emergency require the closing of schools, information about school closings or delayed openings will be posted on the district website and will be telephoned through the School Messenger system at approximately 6:30 a.m. Announcements will also be made by the following:

Television Stations Radio Stations
News 12 Long Island (Cablevision) WALK (97.5 FM)

When severe weather conditions or an emergency require the closing of schools,  information about school closings or delayed openings will be posted on the  district website and will be telephoned through the School Messenger system at  approximately 6:30 a.m. Additionally, notifications will be placed on CH12 News  and FIOS 1.

The Glen Cove Volunteer Fire Department will also sound its siren at 6:30 a.m., 6:45 a.m. and again at 7:30 a.m. to alert residents of a school closing. During a weather or any other emergency, the district must keep its telephone lines open. Please do not call the school for closing information unless it is absolutely necessary.


Parents will obtain information from television, radio and from School Messenger calls. Bus schedules will be adjusted accordingly depending on the delay. All morning programs and services are canceled during delayed openings.

Programs One-Hour Delay Two-Hour Delay
Pre-K a.m. Half Day Cancelled Cancelled
Pre-K p.m. Half Day Regular Time Regular Time
Connolly/Landing 9:10 a.m. 10:10 a.m.
Deasy/Gribbin 9:55 a.m. 10:55 a.m.
Middle School 9:10 a.m. 10:10 a.m.
 High School
 8:30 a.m.  9:30 a.m.


A child five years of age on or before Dec. 1 is eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall of that year. Registration for kindergarten takes place the prior spring. At that time, parents must present proof of residency and a birth certificate or other acceptable legal proof of age. A physical and dental examination is also required. Proof of the examinations, plus information concerning dates of immunization and any communicable disease the child has had, must also be presented at that time to the school district health authority.


A child six years of age on or before Dec. 1 is eligible to enter first grade in the fall of that year. A child who turns six years of age after Dec. 1 may be eligible for first grade if:

1. The child has attended and satisfactorily completed a full year’s work at a registered nonpublic kindergarten;

2. The child has attended an unregistered nonpublic kindergarten, and:

  • Glen Cove School officials determine that the kindergarten attended provided a substantially equivalent instruction to that child in a registered or public kindergarten. (Equivalency will be determined using the regulations of the commissioner for registration of nonpublic schools and kindergartens.)
  • The child satisfactorily completes a selection of tests chosen by school authorities.
  • The child demonstrates the physical, social and emotional maturity necessary for first-year primary success.



Transportation to and from the Glen Cove Schools is provided for all children in kindergarten through grade 5 and to students in grades 6 through 12, who live more than one mile from the school they attend (as measured over the shortest available route). In compliance with New York State law, the district provides equal transportation services for Glen Cove children in grades K through 12 attending nonpublic schools up to 15 miles from their homes. 

Please note: The deadline for submitting an application for transportation to nonpublic schools is on or before April 1, 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year.

Although distances are measured from the student’s home to the school, the law does not require a school bus to pick up a student at his or her front door. In most cases, students are required to walk to bus stops designated and approved by the Glen Cove Board of Education. For further information about the district’s transportation policy, contact District Transportation at 516-801-7075.


The Glen Cove School District offers a comprehensive meal program, including breakfast, lunch, and free and reduced-price meals for those who qualify.Hot, nutritionally balanced and freshly prepared lunches are served daily in all schools. The price of lunch is $2.45 and includes a half pint of milk. The district also runs a breakfast program at all of the schools. The price of breakfast is $1.25. It is served daily, approximately one-half hour before classes begin.Discount meal tickets for breakfast and lunch are also available. Parents and guardians should watch for bulletins and information announcing the sales of these tickets.

Code of Conduct
Copies of the district's code of conduct, adopted in compliance with the state’s SAVE (Safe Schools Against Violence in Education) Act, may be obtained from the superintendent’s office or the district’s website.


In accordance with the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, the Glen Cove School District is required to notify parents of each student attending a Title I school that they may request information regarding the professional qualifications of their child’s teacher(s) and paraprofessional staff. NCLB allows parents to ask for the following information about their child’s classroom teacher(s):

  • Whether the teacher has met state qualifications and licensing criteria for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction;
  • Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status, through which state qualifications or licensing criteria have been waived;
  • The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree; and
  • Whether the child is provided services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications. Please contact the superintendent’s office in writing if you require this information.


The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act affords both parents and students over 18 years of age (“eligible students”) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. They are:

(1) The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the district receives a request for access.

Parents or eligible students should submit, to the school principal, a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.

(2) The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading.

Parents or eligible students may ask the Glen Cove School District to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write the school principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading.

If the district decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the district will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.

(3) The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s educational records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent.

One exception that permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the district as an administrator, supervisor, instructor or support staff member (including health or medical staff and law enforcement unit personnel); a person serving on the school board; a person or company with whom the district has contracted to perform a special task (such as an attorney, auditor, medical consultant or therapist); or a parent or student serving on a special committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee, or assisting another school official in performing his or her tasks.

A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the district discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll.

(4) The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failure by the district to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA are: Family Policy Compliance Office, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-2605.


Unless objection to any of the specific items of information following is submitted in writing by parents or legal guardians or by those students themselves who are over the age of 18 years, the Glen Cove School District herewith gives notice of intention to provide, release, or publish in the newsletters, school or student newspapers, website and other social media platforms, magazines, yearbooks, or other publications, daily or weekly newspapers, athletic programs, and/or news releases all of the following information pertaining to students as may be appropriate under the circumstances: name of student, names of parents, address, age, height, weight, grade, major field of study, participation in recognized school activities, extracurricular activities and sports programs, academic honors, achievements, awards, scholarships and similar information. Those objecting to such release must make specific requests to the superintendent of schools on or before Oct. 1 of each school year. Failure to make such a request shall be deemed consent to release, provide or publish the directory information.


Title IX is the portion of the Education Amendments of 1972 which prohibits sex discrimination in federally assisted programs. On July 21, 1975, the final Title IX regulations went into effect. Specifically, Title IX states:

No person in the United States, shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under an education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance. The major policy areas include educational programs and athletics, physical education, and employment. Any concerns regarding this policy should be addressed to the Title IX compliance officer, Dr. Maria Rianna, at 516-801-7010.


Saturday, October 23, 2021