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New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District For Parents | For Parents


Dear #NHPGCP Families,

This questionnaire is being used to help identify students that may require additional social-emotional supports as the 2021-22 school year begins.

Although this survey is primarily for the students who were REMOTE ONLY during the 2020-21 school year, please complete the survey if you have had concerns about your child this summer, even if they were in-person learners this past school year.

The link to complete the questionnaire is:  Click Here

Please complete the survey no later than August 31, 2021.



Dear #NHPGCP Families and Staff Members,

We have been notified by the New York State Department of Health that due to the low rates of COVID-19 transmission, our summer school program can now follow the guidelines regarding use of masks that are already in place for camps.

Beginning on Monday, July 12, 2021:

  • Unvaccinated children are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings indoors; however, it is no longer required.
  • Vaccinated staff are strongly encouraged to wear face coverings indoors and unvaccinated staff are required to wear masks while indoors.
  • Students and staff are not required to wear masks outdoors regardless of vaccination status.
  • Face coverings must be worn by students and staff on school buses regardless of vaccination status.
  • All students and staff are still required to complete the healthcare questionnaire daily.

We understand that there may be students, families, or staff that may not be comfortable with this change, and we fully support their decision to continue wearing a mask. We ask that everyone be respectful of each other's decisions regarding the use of masks while on school grounds.

If you would prefer to have your child wear a mask while indoors, please contact your teacher. 

At this time, these changes apply only to the 2021 summer school session. We will share any updates for the 2021-2022 school year as soon as we receive them from the state.


Thank you,

Dr. Morrison

Superintendent of Schools



November 20, 2020

Dear Parents,

The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has developed a Parent Dashboard to increase transparency and make information about school performance and other school-level data easier for parents and the public to access. The Parent Dashboard is part of New York’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, which emphasizes equity in education for all students and expands measures of school accountability and student success. This new dashboard will provide parents with information about their child’s school. The Parent Dashboard is now available in addition to the New York State School Report Card on NYSED’s public data site. The Parent Dashboard offers information on all public schools including charter schools.

In 2019, NYSED gathered feedback from parents and stakeholders to guide the work of developing the Parent Dashboard. The data elements that parents ranked highest on the survey are available on the Parent Dashboard.

NYSED is now gathering additional feedback from parents and stakeholders to guide further enhancements to the Parent Dashboard. We invite parents and other stakeholders to explore the Parent Dashboard and then provide feedback via an online feedback survey available in 17 languages. NYSED will use this feedback to identify the data that is most useful to parents and the public and to make improvements to the website.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please visit the Parent Dashboard, which includes frequently asked questions and contact information.

Thank you for your feedback and for your continued commitment to your child’s education.

Dr. Morrison



NYS Assessments
In Spring 2013, New York State administered the first ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Common Core tests intended to provide students, families, educators, and the public better measures of student proficiency in the knowledge and skills students need to succeed in college and careers. On this page you will find links to guidance for unpacking the information on the Parent Report. On the Parent Report, student scale scores, performance levels, and subscores are reported. Within these documents, you will be given a tour and explanation of all terminology and data on the reports. This guidance will be helpful in interpreting the report.




Parent's Bill of Rights


Smart Schools Bond Act
The Smart Schools Bond Act was passed in the 2014-15 NYS Enacted Budget and approved by the voters in a statewide referendum held during the 2014 General Election on Tuesday, November 4, 2014. The Smart Schools Bond Act (SSBA) authorized the issuance of $2 billion of general obligation bonds to finance improved educational technology and infrastructure to improve learning and opportunity for students throughout the State. The SSBA requires that a Review Board review and approve districts’ Smart Schools Investment Plans before any funds may be made available for the program.( Click Here)

The New Hyde Park- Garden City Park UFSD allocation for the SSBA is $459, 525. 

Please see the NYSED approved Technology Plan Survey for NHP-GCP UFSD below.
Technology Plan Survey
NYSED Approval for Technology Plan Survey