COVID-19/Coronavirus Updates & Resources

All Fayetteville-Manlius school buildings are closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health situation. For updated information from the school district, including important notices, learning and childcare resources, and food distribution plans, please go to this page.

April 16 COVID-19 update: School closure extended through May 15

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced during his April 16 press briefing that New York state will remain “on pause” through May 15 to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. As part of the order, New York state schools, including Fayetteville-Manlius School District, will remain closed through at least May 15. The governor could …

April 15 COVID-19 update: College Board cancels May and June SAT

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the College Board recently announced it will not administer the SAT exams and SAT Subject Tests that were scheduled for May and June.  “The College Board remains focused on student safety and ensuring all students have the tools they need to work, and opportunities to receive the credit they …

April 14 COVID-19 update: District secures school trip refunds and credits

Refunds for three out-of-state school trips that were canceled due to coronavirus concerns will be issued to Fayetteville-Manlius School District parents and guardians. Since the start of the school closure period, F-M administrators and teacher leaders have been working behind-the-scenes with travel agencies to secure refunds and credits for students impacted by educational trip cancellations. …

F-M named among the ‘Best Communities for Music Education in America’

The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation has once again named the Fayetteville-Manlius School District one of the nation’s “Best Communities for Music Education in America.” F-M is among 754 school districts to receive the designation from NAMM Foundation, a nonprofit organization that advocates active participation in music-making. “We are proud of our students, …

April 10 COVID-19 update: On-site Chromebook distribution halted 

To comply with Onondaga County and New York state provisions and guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District has suspended its on-site distribution of district-owned Chromebooks for student use.  If a student has an urgent need, parents or guardians can request a Chromebook by contacting the district Help Desk at helpdesk@fmschools.org …

April 9 COVID-19 update: Wellwood construction to begin

Community members will soon begin to see activity at Wellwood Middle School as contractors start work on the final phase of the Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s 2017 voter-approved capital project. The district’s law firm received approval on April 6 from Empire State Development, the state’s Department of Economic Development, for the school district to move forward …

April 8 COVID-19 update: Special area classes continue virtually; meal program available

Special area classes like physical education, library, music, family and consumer sciences, technology and art are continuing for Fayetteville-Manlius School District students during the school closure period. To help maintain students’ school connection, F-M’s special area educators have been posting assignments, activities, videos, challenges and more to their classes on the virtual learning platform, Schoology. Some educators are also hosting …

April 7 COVID-19 update: State cancels Regents exams, modifies graduation requirements

On April 7, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) officially canceled this year’s Regents examinations that were scheduled for June and announced new graduation requirements. The graduation requirements students ordinarily must meet in order to earn diplomas, credentials and endorsements were adjusted so that students will not be adversely impacted by the absence of …

Online AP exam schedule now available

The following letter was written by Fayetteville-Manlius High School Assistant Principal Karen Liparulo for F-M Advanced Placement students and their families. AP Exam Schedule Dear AP students and parents, I hope you and your families are doing well. As schools and communities navigate these unprecedented times, many of you may know the College Board AP …

April 6 COVID-19 update: School closure extended through April 29; June Regents exams will be canceled

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced during his press briefing today that New York state will remain “on pause” through the end of the month to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. As part of this order, New York state schools, including Fayetteville-Manlius School District, will remain closed through April 29.  “One of the reasons the rate …

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