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Update From the Superintendent of Schools on COVID-19

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Dear Glen Cove Community, 

Today, April 16, 2021, the District did not have any reported cases of COVID-19.


We want to reiterate, once again, to be safe when participating in activities outside of school. Additionally, please remember to stay home if you have been in close contact with an individual that tested positive or if you are awaiting test results. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s principal. 

Thank you for your continued support of our schools. 


Dr. Maria L. Rianna

2021 NYS 3 - 8 Testing Information

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Dear Parents/Guardians:

Despite the disruptions of the pandemic, we are confident the level of instruction provided our students will see our students performing well on these assessments. Please understand that our internal system of assessing and addressing students’ progress in reading, writing, and mathematics assures our students’ progress is closely monitored. The New York State assessments do not impact a students’ report card grade but are a requirement of the Federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). 

As we stated in the prior letter, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) recently released a memorandum regarding the Spring 2021 grades 3-8 English Language Arts, Mathematics and Science Assessments. It stated that “NYSED submitted a formal request to the United States Department of Education (USDE) to waive state testing requirements at the elementary, middle, and high school levels.” Pending a USDE ruling, NYSED has decided the following:


If the waiver request is granted, 3-8 assessments will be cancelled

otherwise -
Assessments will be shortened and administered in one session for each subject discipline

The Grade 3-8 ELA, Mathematics and Science assessments will be administered on the following dates:

  1. ELA - April 19th  through April 29th
    Mathematics - May 3rd through May 14th
    Grade 4 and 8 Science - June 7th through June 11th

Administering these assessments with the current COVID restrictions poses logistical issues that require careful planning. Therefore, to assure students’ health and safety during the administration, our schools will need ample time to prepare. Please complete the form below to indicate if your child will not be taking these assessments. 

A child’s refusal to take these assessments or “Opt-Out”, is a parent’s decision. Our schools are asking for advance notice to prepare appropriate environments for students taking the assessments, and for students who are not. Please use this link to indicate if you will not have your child take the NYS ELA, Math and/or Science Assessment.

Please click on the Google Form link below if you plan to have your child “opt out” of one or both assessments.



Opt Out Form (English)




Onsite COVID-19 Rapid Testing Info

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Please read the attached letter from Dr. Kim H. Rodriguez, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, regarding new COVID-19 onsite testing available to students, staff and community members.

The link to make an appointment is also available on our website under

Staff-COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing


Parents/Students - COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Testing


Glen Cove School District Art Show

Glen Cove School District Art Show

GCHS Students Among Best LI HS Soccer Players

Congratulations to Matthew Salinas, grade 11 and Luciano Tuo, grade 12, for being recognized as Top 100 LI boys soccer players by Newsday. Matthew is a two-way player able to contribute to offense and defense and has a reputation for being a very efficient, multifaceted player. Luciano is the team captain, holds international experience in Argentina and Spain and is known for having excellent ball control and precise passing. Way to go!