March 31 COVID-19 update: Remote learning, food distribution continues next week

Today’s update is a letter to F-M families from Superintendent Craig Tice regarding the governor’s executive orders issued to extend the school closure period until April 15, 2020.  Dear F-M parents and guardians, Amid the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, Fayetteville-Manlius School District remains committed to providing students with equitable learning opportunities and access to …

March 30 COVID-19 update: Budget vote postponed until at least June 1; recreational spaces remain closed

Under an executive order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, all New York state school budget votes originally scheduled for May 19 have been postponed until at least June 1. The directive, which aims to limit the spread of COVID-19, also indefinitely postpones collection and filing of nominating petitions for school board elections and postpones library votes …

March 27 COVID-19 update: Schools closed until April 15; EH teachers help make face shields for healthcare workers

On March 27, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he is extending to April 15 his executive order to close schools to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  Fayetteville-Manlius schools were already closed through April 13 due to an executive order from Onondaga County; however, schools will now reopen on April 15 due to the governor’s announcement. …

March 26 COVID-19 update: OCFS survey helps connect parents to childcare

While the Fayetteville-Manlius School District is partnering with the Hal Welsh East Area YMCA in Fayetteville to provide childcare for children of essential employees, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is also available to help those in need.  The staff at OCFS are trying their best to support families in …

March 25 COVID-19 update: Food service expands program to include all F-M students

Ensuring that all students have access to healthy meals while school is closed remains a priority for the Fayetteville-Manlius School District. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic vulnerability some families may be experiencing, the district is expanding its grab-and-go meal program during the school closure to include all F-M students. Effective March …

March 24 COVID-19 update: District emphasizes importance of social distancing

To help mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, Fayetteville-Manlius School District officials are asking students to continue practicing social distancing.  Following this past weekend, the district received multiple phone calls and messages from concerned community members who stated that children were seen gathering together in various neighborhoods. “We understand that students miss interacting …

Board approves new bids for Wellwood capital project

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education had given approval to the final stage of the 2017 voter-approved capital project approval in February; however, in March, the superintendent of schools asked the board to rescind its bid approvals and approve new submissions due to a clerical error.  “It was an honest mistake,” Superintendent Craig J. …

March 23 COVID-19 update: Advanced Placement exams will take place online

The College Board, which administers Advanced Placement (AP) exams nationwide, has announced that it will conduct online exams for the 2019-20 school year but only cover material taught through early March.  This will ensure that students currently enrolled in an AP course and who pass the course will still receive college credit.  The exams will …

March 20 COVID-19 update: Board of education meeting will be live-streamed; state assessments suspended

Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s March 23 board of education meeting will be available for real-time viewing online. Amid concerns of the COVID-19 public health crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently issued an executive order exempting municipal and school boards from provisions of the state Open Meetings Law that require public access to locations where government meetings are …

Board of education to meet March 23; public may view online 

Amid concerns of the COVID-19 public health crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently issued an executive order exempting municipal and school boards from provisions of the state Open Meetings Law that require public access to locations where government meetings are conducted. To comply with this order, the F-M Board of Education’s 6 p.m. March 23 meeting …

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