In-person instruction is determined by district’s ability to follow state guidance

As the Fayetteville-Manlius School District nears the second quarter of the 2020-21 school year, some families have been asking the district to return to a 5-day in-person instructional model.  “While we would love to have all students in school at the same time each school day, we do not have enough classroom space for entire …

Flu and COVID-19 symptoms are similar; COVID-19 test may be required if a student is ill

Influenza, or flu, cases are being diagnosed across New York state as flu season has officially started. Flu spreads easily and can make people very sick, especially children. Flu symptoms include: Fever or chills Body aches Cough Sore throat Headache Runny or stuffy nose Fatigue  Some people, especially children, may have stomach problems and diarrhea. …

Remote F-M High School student tests positive for COVID-19

Fayetteville-Manlius School District officials recently learned that a student who has been attending school remotely has tested positive for COVID-19.  On Saturday, Oct. 24, F-M officials learned that a Fayetteville-Manlius High School student who has been attending school remotely since Oct. 6 has tested positive for the virus. Onondaga County Department of Health officials believe …

Girls varsity soccer team recognized for excellence

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Girls Varsity Soccer Team has been recognized for excellence both on and off the field.  United Soccer Coaches, the world’s largest soccer coaches’ organization, named the F-M team as one of 23 high school teams and nine college programs as recipients of the United Soccer Coaches Team Pinnacle Award for the …

School start time forums planned; feedback welcome 

Fayetteville-Manlius parents and guardians will have several upcoming opportunities to learn about, and provide feedback on, the school district’s initiative to investigate changing its schools’ start times.   In spring 2019, the F-M Board of Education tasked Daniel Lewin of the Children’s National Health System, which specializes in a range of pediatric services and research, including …

F-M students named semifinalists in National Merit Scholarship Program

Six Fayetteville-Manlius High School students are semifinalists in the 66th Annual National Merit Scholarship Program. The F-M students are among 16,000 students—a select group that represents less than 1% of high school seniors nationwide—who qualified for the scholarship program by scoring among the highest in their respective states on the Preliminary Standardized Achievement Test (PSAT). …

Reminder: F-M athletic events are closed to public

To protect the health and safety of students and staff, the number of spectators permitted at Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s athletic events remains limited. Reducing spectator capacity helps ensure the district is adhering to local and state health guidelines that are designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, according to F-M Director of Physical Education and …

Three F-M students selected to be part of All-National Honor Ensembles

Three Fayetteville-Manlius High School seniors were selected to participate in the 2020 All-National Honor Ensembles as part of the National Association for Music Education’s (NAfME) annual conference.  F-M seniors Sadie Fridley, Lindsay Hebert and Gerard McCrohan were among 50 New York state students chosen to participate. The All-National Honor Ensembles represent the top performing high …

Free breakfast and lunch available for all students through June 2021

Updated Oct. 13, 2020: USDA recently announced the free school meals program has been extended to include the duration of the 2020-21 school year. The story below, which was originally posted in September, has been updated to reflect the deadline extension. Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s Food Service Department is making sure the district’s most vulnerable students …

Health screening tool for students launches Oct. 10

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District is adding another layer of precaution to its health and safety protocols for in-person instruction.  On Oct. 10, parents and guardians will begin receiving a weekly email via SchoolMessenger asking them to complete by noon on Mondays an online health attestation for each child in their family who is participating in …

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