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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:

The month of October was filled with many exciting events at the high school. We hosted three college fairs for our juniors and seniors, a very successful movie night with approximately 300 students in attendance, (thank you PTSA), spirit week which culminated in our pep rally & homecoming game, and a Medical Careers Day sponsored by Northwell Health that featured 100 hands-on presentations from representatives from various fields in the healthcare industry, as well as 16 signature lectures of varying topics. The event was a huge success and very well received by our students and staff.  All this does not even capture all of the positive things that have been happening at the high school. Needless to say, our students and staff continue to make me proud as the building principal.

As we continue to promote positive changes in the building, we ask our parents and families to continue promoting student success at home by having conversations with their children about not only the importance of attending class and arriving on time, but putting forth their best effort. There is a lot of support and many resources available at the high school, so please encourage your children to take advantage. Let’s continue working together to keep our students focused on academic success.  Please note that the first marking period ends on Thursday, November 9th and report cards will be issued the following week.  As a reminder, you can check your child’s progress via the Parent Portal on either your computer or mobile device. Should you have any questions about accessing the Parent Portal, kindly contact your child’s guidance counselor. 

Please note that school will be closed for students on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7th, as well as Veteran’s Day observance on Friday, November 10th.  We will also be closed for the Thanksgiving Day Holiday on November 23rd and 24th. 

Finally I am happy to announce that in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we will be hosting a benefit concert on Thursday, November 16th.  Glen Cove Gives Back will feature musical performances on this night we will be encouraging community members to donate to various local and global entities. We are so appreciative of the support the community has given us and simply wanted to give back.  More information will be forthcoming.  

I cannot emphasize enough what a privilege it is to serve the Glen Cove community as your High School Principal. Should you ever have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at 801-7610.

On behalf of the entire faculty and staff, we wish the Glen Cove community a very Happy Thanksgiving. 

Antonio Santana
Allen Hudson III
Katie Prudente


High School Parent Teacher Conferences-Thursday, December 7th from 7-9 p.m.

Next MPAPA Meeting will be Wednesday, December 6th at 7:30 p.m. The date on the district calendar is incorrect.


Important Links

  • Instructions on the Parent Portal and PowerSchool App (English) (Spanish)
  • Student must bring: Birth certificate/state issued photo ID, completed application form with parent/guardian signature and a recent physical (less then 1 year old).

Glen Cove High School Newspaper

Knightly News

Current News

Dedication Honors Former Superintendent

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The Board of Education, administration, Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello and community members gathered to honor former district superintendent and educator Florence Andresen during a dedication on Nov. 5 at Glen Cove High School.

As part of the celebration, Campus Drive, the roadway that runs in front of the high school, was renamed “Florence Andresen Way.” Ms. Andresen taught English at Glen Cove High School for seven years, before advancing up the administrative ladder. After serving in a series of leadership roles, including dean and principal of Glen Cove High School, she was named superintendent of the district. Ms. Andresen’s appointment as superintendent in 1986 made her one of the first female superintendents of a K-12 district in New York State.

Board of Education President Amy Franklin welcomed those in attendance and discussed the Board’s motivation for honoring the former district educator.  

“Ms. Andresen is an inspiration to us all,” Franklin said. “She is an amazing role model for young women and an educational trailblazer. As one of the first female superintendents in New York, she paved the way for others to follow. During her 34-year career in our district she had a positive impact on an entire generation of Glen Covers.”

Ms. Andresen is a graduate of Skidmore College and was the lone female student in Hofstra University’s graduate program in school administration in 1959. 

Respected by students, parents, teachers and her fellow administrators, Ms. Andresen received numerous awards throughout her career, including the 1987 Nassau County Woman of the Year, the Charles F. Kettering Foundation Distinguished Educator Award (1981, 1984 and 1985), Newsday’s Distinguished Educator Award in 1989 and the 1991 Long Island University’s Distinguished Educator of the Year award, which recognized her 10 years there as an adjunct professor of educational administration and leadership. With all of these accolades, her friends and former students all agree that her most treasured honor was being voted “Most Popular Teacher” by high school seniors year in and year out.

Glen Cove Inducts Students into Math Honor Society

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Glen Cove High School inducted 19 members into Mu Alpha Theta, the National High School and Two-Year College Mathematics Honor Society, on Oct. 17. Each of these students met the requirements for admission by displaying excellence in high school mathematics and overall academic achievement. In service to their community, each of these students offer at least one half-hour of peer tutoring each week. For more information on the GCHS chapter of Mu Alpha Theta, please contact Cassie Shannon at

Glen Cove HS Art Students Visit Coles House

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Two Glen Cove High School art classes enjoyed a visit to the historic Coles House on Oct. 13.

The student-artists viewed indoor street art creations made by numerous well-known artists, including work by Glen Cove High School art teachers and students that transformed the interiors into a lively and compelling art museum.

The one period field trip across town was organized by art teachers Stephen Lombardo and Vicki Gordon on the invitation of Glen Cove's local business owner Joe LaPadula. Students toured the many rooms inside the three-floor space and had an opportunity to not only view art and installations, but also listened as Mr. LaPadula explained the critical difference between art inside a sanctioned space and defacing public property.

Of the 40 students attending, all seemed happy about this fun and interesting space existing in their own town.

Monthly Family Nights Begin

Family Nights Begin

To combat the busy schedules of families, the district has implemented a monthly Family Night. On Family Night, students will not be assigned any homework from their classroom teachers, allowing their families to preplan fun activities, without interruption.

Family Night will be held on the following dates:
Oct. 25        Jan. 31          April 18
Nov. 22        Feb. 14         May 23
Dec. 20        March 21       June 13

New Assistant Principal at Glen Cove High School

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The district is pleased to announce Katie Prudente as the new assistant principal at Glen Cove High School. 

Ms. Prudente, a Huntington Station resident, comes to Glen Cove from Valley Stream Central High School. Ms. Prudente most recently served as the dean of discipline in the Valley Stream Central High School District’s Summer School program. She was also an administrative intern at Valley Stream Central High School from 2014-2017. Her administrative responsibilities included developing a districtwide curriculum assessment plan for science education and designing and implementing a STEM curriculum plan for grades K-6 for Valley Stream District 30. She also taught science at the district for nine years. Prior to Valley Stream, Ms. Prudente spent two years teaching at George J. Ryan Middle School in Fresh Meadows.

Ms. Prudente has a Master of Science in earth science/adolescence education and a Bachelor of Arts in earth science. In addition, she holds certifications as a school building leader and a school district leader from Stony Brook University.     

“I am very honored to be joining the Glen Cove community and look forward to building relationships with students and staff, parents and community members,” Ms. Prudente said. “I am dedicated to promoting a positive learning environment for all students and am excited to collaborate with all stakeholders to ensure student achievement and growth.”

Monday, November 20, 2017