Glen Cove High School

School Hours:  7:30 a.m. – 2:02 p.m.

150 Dosoris Lane, Glen Cove, NY
(516) 801-7600



Welcome to Our School

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As much as I lament the end of the summer, I am very excited about getting the school year off to a fantastic start.  For the entire school community, September is always a time filled with excitement and anticipation and as the first day of school quickly approaches, we have been working diligently to prepare for the arrival of our students, ensuring both a smooth and positive start to the year.  Having completed my first year as principal, I am much more aware of all the great opportunities the school has to offer and I am hoping our students take full advantage of our sports, clubs, and academic offerings in the upcoming year.  To this end, it’s imperative that we;  staff, administrators, parents, and community members all continue working together to encourage our students to not only achieve their academic potential, but to participate in as many extracurricular activities as possible.

Students are expected to report to school on Tuesday, September 6th at 7:20 in the morning.  Upon arrival, students will report to their respective homerooms where they will receive their ID cards, locker assignments, and schedules. (Homeroom locations will be listed by grade and alphabet and posted throughout the lobby and cafeterias.)  After homeroom, student will report to their first period classes and continue on a ‘Day A’ schedule for the remainder of the day.  If you would like to view student schedules, including homeroom assignments, prior to September 6th, they will be available on the parent portal after September 1st.

For the upcoming school year, my focus will be on improving attendance and student achievement.  To this end, it is imperative that students carry their ID’s at all times and attend class on a regular basis. There is a direct correlation between attendance and achievement and as a community we can work together to ensure students are performing at their optimal levels.  As a reminder to parents, attendance and grades can be monitored on the parent portal at any time, so please take advantage of this feature as we work together to support our students.

Our goal at Glen Cove High School is to provide an atmosphere where teachers, students, administrators, and parents work closely together to provide an environment that is a true reflection of a positive and supportive community – all working collaboratively towards the same goal, which is to provide our students with the best high school experience possible.

It really is a pleasure serving Glen Cove as its high school principal and I am very much looking forward to a great school year.

Antonio Santana
Allen Hudson III
Alexa Doeschner

Important Links

  • Senior Picture Retakes Wednesday, November 2nd
    Underclassmen Picture Retake Day Thursday, November 3rd
    Please make sure to return your pictures on the above listed dates if you wish to retake your photo.
    All photos will be taken in the High School Auditorium

Glen Cove High School Newspaper

The Cove-er Times

Current News

Student Senate Hosts Blood Drive

Glen Cove High School’s Student Senate organized and held its first blood drive of the school year on Sept. 20.

Members of the Student Senate signed up volunteers to donate throughout the first weeks of school. They also assisted donors with paperwork and kept them company after their donation, offering them snacks and drinks. In all, the group collected 29 pints of blood for the New York Blood Center.

Glen Cove Students Get Back to Learning


The district opened its doors and welcomed students on Sept. 6 for what promises to be an exciting school year.

Throughout the district, educators eagerly awaited the arrival of students, including Deasy School’s new Principal Melanie Arfman and Superintendent Dr. Maria Rianna, who greeted elementary students as they arrived ready to learn. Kindergartners enjoyed a few extra moments with parents in their respective classrooms before getting acclimated to their new environment, while first- and second-graders embarked on the school year with their new teachers leading the way.

Principal Arfman visited many classrooms throughout the morning, introducing herself and welcoming students. Arfman said she’s looking forward to creating relationships with students and their families in the upcoming school year.

“I’m incredibly excited to begin this school year as principal of Deasy School,” Arfman said. “It was a dream come true to see those smiling faces come through the door and I’m thrilled to have an opportunity to work closely with the Deasy family.”

Farley Enjoys an Animated Experience

Glen Cove High School senior Julia Farley recently spent a few hours at Blue Sky Studios, learning firsthand about the animated film business.

Blue Sky Studios is best known for producing the “Ice Age” and “Rio” series of animated films, as well as "The Peanuts Movie," "Horton Hears a Who," "Robots" and many others. Julia's animated piece, "Pretty," won many accolades last spring, including several local film festival honors. TV Production teacher Chris Barry sent Julia's piece to his friend Tom Cardone, who began his career with Walt Disney Feature Animation and is now art director at Blue Sky.

"I knew that Julia's piece was so good and on such another level that I had to send it out there, and Tom was the most obvious choice,” Barry said. “He's been successfully working in animation for 30 years and I wanted someone of his caliber to see Julia's work.”

"This is really sophisticated and well done,” Cardone said of Julia’s work. “I can't believe she's only in high school."

Cardone then invited Julia and Mr. Barry up for a tour of the company's headquarters in Greenwich, Connecticut. The pair had an amazing visit, touring the facility and learning about the creative process of developing a major animated film.

“It was an incredible opportunity for Julia,” Barry said. “She wants to be an animator, and to actually see that career in action was a really great thing for her."

Cardone encouraged Julia to stay on this path and apply for an internship at Blue Sky once she is in college.

Glen Cove High School Welcomes Incoming Freshmen


Glen Cove High School’s Class of 2020 had an opportunity to get acquainted with school personnel when they attended Freshman Orientation on Aug. 30.

At the event, the incoming freshmen received their class schedules and copies of the school’s academic course guide. They also met with guidance counselors, took a tour of the school building and enjoyed a barbecue lunch courtesy of the school’s PTSA. Principal Antonio Santana, Assistant Principal Allen Hudson III and Assistant Principal Alexa Doeschner welcomed the incoming students and encouraged them to work hard throughout their high school careers.

“I’m really optimistic about the incoming freshman class,” Principal Santana said. “I’m very much looking forward to a great four years.”

Filippone Receives La Fuerza Unida Scholarship

Samantha Filippone, a recent graduate of Glen Cove High School, was awarded La Fuerza Unida’s 2016 scholarship on June 22.

A committee that included La Fuerza’s board of directors and staff, as well as the Glen Cove School District’s guidance and English as a New Language departments, selected Samantha. Her outstanding academic performance is reflected in her cumulative GPA of 95.14.

La Fuerza’s scholarship is awarded each year to a graduating senior from Glen Cove High School who is a Latino/Latino-origin student with good academic performance, has demonstrated community involvement and/or has financial need. Samantha will attend Hofstra University this fall to pursue a career in criminology in investigative services.

"My main motive is to pursue justice for those who deserve it,” Samantha said. “Therefore, I will promise to do so, with the Latino community especially."

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maria Rianna congratulated Filippone on this outstanding academic achievement and wished her continued success at Hofstra University.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016