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 the school year comes to an end, the days are filled with many culminating activities.  We hope you were able to enjoy the spectacular Spring Festival of Performing Arts held at the high school.  We have also been able to honor students at our Academic Awards ceremonies and National Honor Society induction.  We will also be recognizing our athletes at the Booster Spring Awards Ceremony on June 7th and our music students at the Tri-M Senior Music Awards and Honor Society induction on June 8th.

Friday, June 10th is the last day of classes at the high school.  Our students are preparing for final exams as well as New York State Regents examinations.  Regents’ exams begin on June 13th   and continue until Wednesday, June 22nd.  A complete exam schedule is posted on the high school website and has been mailed home.  Please be advised that only those students who have an exam or formal review session will be admitted in the building from June 13th through June 22nd.

It is recommended that students place all required examination material (pens, pencils, and calculators) in a clear Ziploc bag.  As per NYSED regulations, book bags, papers, cell phones and other electronic devices are not permitted in the testing room.  A student’s test will be declared invalid simply by the fact that he/she is in possession of an electronic device in a testing area.  It is no longer a question of whether or not the student used the device to illegally transmit information.  Just having the electronic device in their possession will cause the examination to be considered invalid.  We will collect cell phones and/or any other communication devices from students who bring them to school during testing weeks.

Please encourage your children to continue attending Regents review classes and extra help.  We wish to thank you for your constant support.  Without your encouragement and assistance, our students could not be as successful as they are.  On behalf of the faculty and staff at Glen Cove High School, we wish you an enjoyable and safe summer.


Antonio Santana
Allen Hudson III
Alexa Doeschner

Important Links

Glen Cove High School Newspaper

The Cove-er Times

Current News

Glen Cove’s Filippone Receives Music Scholarship

Glen Cove High School senior Samantha Filippone received the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock’s Edward Miller Memorial Music Scholarship.

Samantha will attend Hofstra University’s Honors College in the fall. She sang soprano with Glen Cove’s regular chorus while at the same time leading the altos during bimonthly sectional rehearsals. As a member of the select chorale, she performed at Saint Peter’s Basilica before Pope Francis. She also performed in the Nassau Music Educators Association’s All-County Chorus in 2014 and 2015.

Samantha is an instrumentalist as well. She played baritone in the wind ensemble, trumpet in the jazz band and cymbals in the percussion ensemble. She also served as conductor of the district’s pep band. She is a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society and National Honor Society and president of the high school’s drama club.

Senate Members Raise Money and Awareness

Glen Cove High School’s Student Senate, under the guidance of adviser Ellen Lynch, sponsored a team for the Relay for Life hosted at North Shore High School. 

One of the team’s fundraisers was to tape Glen Cove High School Assistant Principal Allen Hudson to a wall, which assisted them in raising $200 in approximately 45 minutes! During the Relay, the students played games, including kickball. They also got up on stage to sing karaoke and participated in a scavenger hunt.

To donate to this worthwhile cause, visit the team’s donation page:

Jazz Fine Arts Festival at Gribbin


Gribbin School held its annual Jazz Fine Arts Festival on June 1. The festival featured the showing of a jazz cartoon created by music teacher JoAnn Criblez and second-grade students.

During the evening event, students took part in a jazz dance presentation, which was the culmination of a dance residency they participated in last month under the guidance of teaching artist Mickey Davidson during physical education classes. The students also took part in a jazz singalong and escorted their families around the school building to view the wonderful jazz-inspired art show they created under the direction of art teacher LeeAnn Palazzo.

Everyone in attendance enjoyed refreshment outside in the beautiful early evening while live jazz musicians played. They included Gribbin alumnus Michael Alvarez, who is also the uncle of a first-grade student, as well as two of his musician friends on keyboards and stand up bass. Everyone had a great time!



Glen Cove Students Take Up Gardening


Students in the district’s Life Skills Vocational Training Program are creating a garden chock-full of vegetables in Glen Cove High School’s courtyard, under the direction of Special Education teacher Monique Redman and teacher’s assistant Jenny Schlaefer.

Schlaefer discussed the idea of a garden with students, who then came up with and presented the plan to the high school’s administration for approval. The students’ objective was to design and build a permanent 100 percent organic garden. During the students’ presentation to administrators, Life Skills student Bryan Flores reflected, “As the vegetables grow the students grow.”

The Life Skills Vocational Training Program provides students with an opportunity to work at different businesses on Mondays through Thursdays, including Walmart, T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and Toys “R” Us. On Fridays, they take part in other activities, including working in the garden. The students have built birdhouses, painted a birdbath, transplanted bushes and planted vegetables. They also watered and weeded around the area regularly.

According to Redman, the gardening has created a strong bond between her students and has had a calming effect on their daily routine.  She said they are looking forward to seeing the vegetables and plants grow.        

Glen Cove Seniors Honored


Glen Cove High School celebrated the outstanding achievements of members of the Class of 2016 during its Senior Awards ceremony on May 26.

The evening began with Principal Antonio Santana greeting students and their family members. It continued with seniors receiving a wide variety of scholarships and recognition from organizations such as the Police Benevolent Association, the League of Women Voters and Glen Cove Teachers Association, among many others. Superintendent Dr. Maria Rianna presented honors to valedictorian Maria Krisch, salutatorian Michelle Melfi and honorarian Justin Sobelman.

Principal Santana commended all of the students on their accomplishments, acknowledging that they were the “direct result of many conscious and unconscious choices and decisions, evidence that things were done right.”

Tuesday, July 26, 2016