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:

With January Regents and midterms behind us, we are officially into the second half of the school year. The second semester and third quarter officially started on Monday, January 30th and report cards will be mailed home during the week of February 6th, though grades should be posted on the Parent Portal on Friday, February 3rd.  It is my hope that our students managed their respective exams well and I am looking forward to great second half of the school year.  

Please note that this is the time of year when we start planning for the next school year.  A huge part of that process is the development of the master schedule which first involves teachers making recommendations and students selecting courses for the next year.  To this end, guidance counselors will be meeting with students during the first couple of weeks of February and at month’s end, parents and guardians will receive a letter confirming their child’s respective course selections.  Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the selections, please contact your child’s guidance counselor.  It should also be noted that course availability is contingent upon student enrollment and as such, may be subject to change.  Actual schedules for the 2017 – 2018 school year will be available in August.

I am excited to report that our athletic department has continued to have competitive success. As I am writing this letter, we currently have teams headed for playoff berths and I am hoping that in our great Glen Cove tradition, community members come out to support all of our winter teams.  Go Big Red!

Finally, while we have been spared inclement weather up to this point, I want to remind all of our families to please refer to the district website for information regarding the status of schools, as well as our delayed opening schedule should the need arise.  Should we have a delayed opening, please be reminded that first period begins at 9:30 a.m. with shortened periods running throughout the day until dismissal at 2:02 p.m.  In addition to our district website, information regarding the weather, athletic events, and general information can be found on our Glen Cove City Schools App which is available for smartphones, as well as on the Parent Portal.

It really is a pleasure and honor serving 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.

Antonio Santana
Allen Hudson III
Alexa Doeschner


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

The Cove-er Times

Current News

Ski Club Members Enjoy Mount Snow

Ski Club Members Enjoy Mount Snow
The Glen Cove High School Ski Club recently returned from their first trip of the season. Fifty students, along with staff and parent chaperones, ventured north to Mount Snow, Vermont for two days of skiing and snowboarding.

"As always, the trip was an overwhelming success," said Ski Club adviser Christopher Barry. "The students had a chance to do something healthy in the outdoors that they love, and we simultaneously introduced about a dozen students to winter mountain sports for the first time."  
The students also enjoyed bumping into Principal Antonio Santana during their trip. Santana was at Mount Snow with his family.
“It was great seeing students up on the mountain, both enjoying the beautiful scenery and engaging in an activity that is not accessible to many,” Santana said. “Some of our students have developed into proficient skiers due to the club. It’s a great experience.”

The Ski Club is planning one more trip from March 17-19 to Mount Snow. The club meets on Thursdays  at 2:30 p.m. in the high school’s TV studio. New members are always encouraged to join.

Photography Honors for Glen Cove High School Students

Photography Honors for Glen Cove High School Students

Glen Cove High School junior Veronica Cruz and freshman Yllka Valdez are national finalists in the 36th Annual College & High School Photography Contest sponsored by Photographer’s Forum magazine.

The two students, in Melissa Johnides' Photography 1 class, were recently notified that their works were selected out of nearly 15,000 entries. The girls will have their photos published in this year’s "Photographer's Forum: Best of Photography 2017" book, displayed on the magazine’s website, and are eligible for cash prizes if they are chosen as winners.

TV Production Students Visit ‘Kevin Can Wait’

TV Production Students Visit ‘Kevin Can Wait’
A group of Glen Cove High School TV Production students, along with Media Communications teacher Christopher Barry and TV studio assistant Pasquale Iannelli, recently attended a taping of the CBS sitcom “Kevin Can Wait.”

The show stars Kevin James, known for his roles in “The King of Queens” and “Paul Blart: Mall Cop,” who was born and raised on Long Island. As soon as Barry heard the show would be taping nearby, he reached out to CBS for tickets.

"This is the first network primetime series to be recorded completely in a Long Island studio,” said Barry. “It's history being made practically in our backyard and it will have a major impact on the Long Island TV and film business. I wanted our students to be a part of it. It also shows them firsthand the huge career possibilities that exist in this industry and reinforces what we do in the TV studio."

The students sat through a taping of an upcoming episode, previewed an episode that hadn't been shown to the public and each left with a script cover sheet autographed by Kevin James.

Glen Cove High School Students Get REAL

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Musical numbers, tap dancing and guitar playing took center stage at Glen Cove High School when educator/entertainer Jamel Hudson visited the school to speak to students about bullying prevention.
The highly entertaining assembly focused on types of bullying, such as cyberbullying and workplace bullying, and what students can do to combat it.  Hudson encouraged students to “be the person to say something” when they witness bullying. He also sang several songs, including “It’s a New Day” and “What are you Trying to Prove?” to shed light on how students can empower themselves by having confidence in who they are. He explained that people who bully use those behaviors because they have yet to find their own gifts. Hudson reminded the students that they don’t know what others may be dealing with or battling.
During the assembly, students were asked to turn to their neighbor and let them know they possessed talents. They also sang along with Hudson during his performance. The meeting concluded with Hudson telling students they can combat bullying with REAL (respect, education, acceptance and leadership).

Student Recognition and Presentations at BOE Meeting

BOE Meeting
The Board of Education recently honored 37 current and former Glen Cove High School students for being named Advanced Placement Scholars by the College Board following their outstanding performance on the May 2016 AP exams.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Maria Rianna and Glen Cove High School Principal Antonio Santana introduced the students and commended them on their achievements.
“These students standing before you are not only scholars, they are wonderful young men and women,” said Dr. Rianna. “The future has a lot to hold if it’s in their hands. Whatever they choose to do it will be an honor to their profession, to their choices and they will have many in the days to come.
In addition to the student recognition, the Board and community members heard the first budget presentation for the 2017-18 school year and were provided with information on the work being accomplished by Glen Cove High School’s guidance department.    

Thursday, February 23, 2017