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.

Food Network will highlight students’ funky waffle creation

Fayetteville-Manlius School District students’ cuisine creativity will make its national television debut this week. Season 32, episode 6 of Food Network’s reality television show Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives – which is set to air 9 p.m. May 22 – will feature an original waffle creation made by a group of former Wellwood Middle School eighth-graders. …

Proposed 2020-21 budget public hearing scheduled for May 26

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District is bracing for a challenging budget year for 2020-21 as the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to a state budget gap that New York state officials are partially filling with monies that had been promised to schools.  The adopted state budget freezes foundation aid at the current school year’s level, which is $250,000 …

May 15 COVID-19 update: An opportunity to celebrate seniors; tennis courts reopen; another musical performance shared

Mark your calendars: A national graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020 will be taking place at 8 p.m. May 16 and will provide Fayetteville-Manlius School District seniors an opportunity to celebrate with their families and peers near and far. The Council of Chief State School Officers is partnering with XQ Institute on Graduate Together: …

May 14 COVID-19 update: Help ‘Light the Night’ to honor the Class of 2020

To honor the Class of 2020, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District will be turning on its athletic stadium lights at 8:20 p.m. Friday, May 15.  With traditional senior recognition events canceled across the country to curb the spread of COVID-19, many school districts have been holding “Light the Night” events to recognize their senior classes.  The …

May 13 COVID-19 update: Booster Club holding mask sale to raise funds for front-line workers

Searching for a face mask that’s washable and branded with school pride? The Fayetteville-Manlius All Sports Booster Club has it covered.  To show appreciation for local healthcare workers and help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the organization is selling adult and youth face coverings as part of a limited time “flash sale” that ends 9 …

May 12 COVID-19 update: June Parent Council meeting canceled

The June 1 Fayetteville-Manlius School District Parent Council meeting is canceled due to the emergency school closure. An overview of the proposed 2020-21 F-M school district budget, which was set to be discussed at the Parent Council meeting, will instead be presented by F-M Superintendent Caig J. Tice and Assistant Superintendent for Business Services William …

May 11 COVID-19 update: Planning continues for remainder of school year

With school buildings closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, the district is continuing its plan for remote instruction, which includes developing a grading practice that encourages and supports student learning.  “Our faculty has done a tremendous job of adjusting content and instructional strategies while seeking new and unique ways to connect with …

May 8 COVID-19 update: Staying connected during a pandemic

With school buildings closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers have had to change how they stay connected to their students.  Yet another example of creativity in staying connected comes from F-M High School’s music department. Shawn Hebert, who leads several student vocal groups, recently worked with his students to create a virtual chorale, allowing …

Board of education to meet May 11; meeting to be livestreamed

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. May 11 meeting …

May 7 COVID-19 update: Online student registration available; military ballots available

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District has suspended its acceptance of in-person student registration. Instead, eligible families may register their children online, by mail or by email. In order to register a student, a registration form must be completed and submitted with the following documents. Student’s immunization records Proof of student’s age …

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