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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)




Landing and Connolly Music Program Highlights

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Landing and Connolly School Music Program Highlights

Our teachers worked together to create a representation of student learning during the Pandemic.  Please enjoy!







Pre-K and Kindergarten Registration Information

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  • Registration for Kindergarten will begin on January 6, 2021.

    To enter Kindergarten, children must be five years old on or before December 1 of the school year.

    Registration packets are available at the following locations:

    Glen Cove School Website - Our District, Central Registration

    District Office (Thayer House) located at 154 Dosoris Lane

    School buildings

    Registration for Pre-kindergarten will begin on February 8, 2021 through April 23, 2021.

    To enter Pre-kindergarten, children must be four years old on or before December 1 of the school year.

    New York State Income Guidelines are required to be met in order to be eligible for the Pre-kindergarten program.

    For both Kindergarten and Pre-K registration:

    Photo ID, proof of residency, proof of child's age should be attached with registration packet.

    Please have all forms in the registration packet completely filled out.

    Incomplete forms will be mailed back to you for you to complete.

    Drop off completed registration packets with required documentation at our District Office (Thayer House) located at 154 Dosoris Lane during business hours Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m-4:00 p.m.

    Please call (516) 801-7008 with any questions you may have.