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Robert M. Finley Middle School

School Hours: 8:10 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.

Forest Avenue, Glen Cove, NY 11542
(516) 801-7510

Nelson Iocolano, Principal
Lawrence Carroll, Assistant Principal
Thomas Pye, Assistant Principal


September 2021

Our faculty and staff are excited to welcome students, ALL of our students, back into the building.  While our “New Normal: Take two!,” poses a few challenges,  I am confident that we are prepared to meet them.  With many Covid-19 protocols still in effect, albeit modified to some degree, we have spent much of the summer planning and reconfiguring our classrooms and common areas to allow for all of our students to return, while doing our best to keep everyone safe and healthy.

Teachers will be summarizing building level expectations on our first day and we will also be holding grade level assemblies in the coming days so that everyone is fully aware of our expectations and the role we must all play in keeping each other safe. 

Below are a few key pieces of information regarding the opening of school and the year ahead, please help us by reinforcing our expectations with your child(ren):

  •  Masks will be required indoors and on buses for all students and staff; except while eating in the cafeteria and while outdoors during their lunch and PE periods
  •  Temperature checks will be conducted as students and staff enter the building.
  • Hand washing and other hygiene protocols will continue, in addition to frequent disinfecting and cleaning of the building.
  • Students will be seated three feet apart in classrooms and six feet apart while eating in the cafeteria.
  • Our lower gym and cafeteria will be used for lunch periods, with 2 and 3 students per table, depending on the size of the table.
  • In a few weeks students will be given ID cards/lanyards that they will be required to wear each day. Once our ScholarChip system is operational students will to “tap-in” during morning arrival and/or anytime they are entering the building.
  • All students will be issued lockers in the first two days of school.
  • Students are expected to bring their Chromebooks, charged on a daily basis.
  • School clubs are scheduled to begin by mid to late September.  A complete list of clubs and their meeting days/times will be posted on our website.

**Zero period music students will be notified as to when classes begin.

As this is my 10th year as principal, I can attest to the strength of the Glen Cove community and our ability to come together to support one another.  I know that while our current circumstances seem challenging as we begin this new school year, we will rise to the occasion as Glen Cove always has!  

As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. 


Nelson Iocolano


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Spanish September Message


Middle School Links


2021 Homecoming Pictures

Welcome Back Letter 2021-2022 


Mental Health Resources

Chromebook Information


Thursday, August 26 we welcomed our incoming 6th graders with an Orientation/BBQ.  After meeting the middle school administration, students had a chance to participate in a scavenger hunt, led by our 7th and 8th grade National Junior Honor Society students who graciously volunteered their time.  Students then enjoyed a BBQ luncheon courtesy of our PTA. 

Thank you to all those who volunteered to make the morning a success!


BBQ Photos