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Fayetteville-Manlius School District 2020-21 School Reopening Plan; Hybrid/Remote Learning Information; COVID-19 Testing; Contact Tracing; Reopening Frequently Asked Questions

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F-M sports announcer earns national award

The voice of Fayetteville-Manlius School District athletics was recently recognized by a national association. In November, the National Association of Sports Public Address Announcers (NASPAA) named Mr. Thomas Winiecki its 2016-17 Bob Sheppard High School PA Announcer of the Year Award recipient. The award is the heart of the organization’s national recognition program for sports public …

District seeks feedback from students, parents and staff

To inform its strategic planning process, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District is conducting a series of surveys that will allow students, parents, faculty, and staff members to anonymously share their perceptions of the district. This feedback will assist district officials as they evaluate the rigor and relevance of the teaching and learning process and graduates’ post-high …

F-M voters approve $45.2 million facilities project proposal

On Tuesday, Dec. 5, Fayetteville-Manlius School District residents approved a $45.2 million facilities project proposal that would fix aging infrastructure, add instructional space, enhance security, improve accessibility for people with disabilities and create energy efficiencies. The proposal passed in a 1,108 to 848 vote. Construction is not expected to begin on any of the projects until June …

MySchoolBucks to increase school meals payment fees

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District has been notified by MySchoolBucks that there will be a fee increase to its school meal payment process. The fee for parents/guardians to add money onto their child’s school meal account will increase as of Dec. 11 from $1.95 to $2.49 per payment. MySchoolBucks allows parents to securely prepay for student …

Proposed project’s tax impact would be phased in

If Fayetteville-Manlius School District voters on Dec. 5 approve the proposed $45.2 million facilities referendum, it will likely be about 18 months before construction at Enders Road Elementary School and Fayetteville-Manlius High School would begin, and nearly two years before Wellwood Middle School’s projects begin. “If we get the OK from voters, we will then …

F-M educator receives distinguished teacher award

A Fayetteville-Manlius School District educator has earned the state’s highest honor for foreign language teaching. In October, the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT) honored Eagle Hill Middle School teacher Mr. Richard Ernst with its Ruth E. Wasley Distinguished Teacher Award. Named after a former NYSAFLT president who was a professor at …

Several communication tools let parents know about school closures

With winter weather nearing, it’s a good time to review how the Fayetteville-Manlius School District communicates emergency school closings, delays and early dismissals. When there is inclement weather, the decision to dismiss early, delay opening or close school is based on the superintendent’s discussions with the F-M transportation director and the latest weather predictions. There …

School information resource officer joins F-M

One of Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s newest staff members is working to bridge the gap between students and law enforcement officials. In July, Town of Manlius police officer John Paul started serving the district full-time as a school information resource officer, or SIRO. He joins the district’s existing SIRO Damien Golden, also from Town of Manlius, …

F-M educators named Master Teachers

Four Fayetteville-Manlius School District educators were recently named New York State Master Teachers by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. “The Master Teacher Program creates a community of teachers experts dedicated to providing a first-rate learning experience for students across New York, and contributes to our efforts to attract and retain the best and brightest in our STEM …

Board seeks more information about Verizon proposal

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education has rescinded a contract with Verizon Wireless to install micro cell antennas on two school buildings while it gathers more information about the potential emissions from the proposed antenna. “While we have been assured by a third-party consultant that the radiofrequency electromagnetic exposure levels are well below FCC …

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