County surveying high school families about possible school-based vaccine clinic

On Thursday, April 8, Fayetteville-Manlius School District Superintendent Craig J. Tice sent the following letter to F-M High School families regarding Onondaga County possibly hosting a school-based COVID-19 vaccine clinic at F-M. Dear Fayetteville-Manlius High School Parents and Guardians: As we continue our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, I am pleased to inform …

District continues to test water for lead

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District recently completed more water testing, checking outlets used for drinking and cooking to make sure they comply with New York state’s requirements for lead in the district’s drinking water.  According to state law, school districts are required every five years to complete a round of lead testing of water outlets used …

F-M Culture Fest kicks off April 8; community invited to participate

Fayetteville-Manlius High School students are celebrating their school community’s cultural diversity with international food, entertainment, literature and more. F-M Culture Fest, which features four virtual events, will be held April 8-17. The special event is being organized by the school’s Diversity Coalition, which formed earlier this school year. “In a time of racism and social …

F-M students advance in history competition

Seven Fayetteville-Manlius High School students will represent their school at a state-level history contest in April. Following top-scoring finishes at the regional qualifier, members of the high school’s National History Day (NHD) Club recently earned spots in this year’s state competition. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the event will be held virtually this year on April …

Student tests positive for COVID-19; all schools remain open

On April 1, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District was notified that an Eagle Hill Middle School student tested positive for COVID-19. The cohort A student was last in school on March 23 and contact tracing determined that no students or staff members needed to quarantine. At this time, all F-M schools remain open for in-person instruction. …

Bus stop times, locations may change beginning April 5

Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s buses are getting ready to welcome aboard more student riders, which means some bus routes and stop locations are changing. The district’s transportation department recently revised many of its bus routes to prepare for the expansion of in-person instruction, which is slated to begin for K-12 students on Monday, April 19. Drivers …

Eagle Hill students raise funds for FM Food Pantry

Pie can be a very motivating factor for middle school students, and not necessarily eating pie, but the prospect of adults getting a whipped cream pie smushed in their faces.  Eagle Hill Middle School teacher Rebecca Stephens challenged her five seventh-grade classes to compete against one another in a coin drive to raise money for …

District prepares for more in-person instruction

Fayetteville-Manlius School District officials are planning to welcome more students back into buildings next month. During the March 22 Fayetteville-Manlius Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Craig J. Tice recommended the district increase in-person instruction from two days per week to five days per week for K-4 students, and four days per week for the middle …

Dinneen to retire; board appoints replacement

After 42 years in the special education field, and the past 25 as the Fayetteville-Manlius School District Assistant Superintendent for Special Services, Lisa Dinneen is planning to retire.  Dinneen’s last day will be June 30. Prior to joining F-M, she spent 17 years with the West Genesee Central School District as a special education teacher …

Board approves return of spring sports; seasons begin April 19

Parents and guardians of Fayetteville-Manlius School District student-athletes will have the option of allowing their children to soon participate in several sports typically held during the spring months. The F-M Board of Education met Monday, March 22, and approved the following sports seasons to begin Monday, April 19: Baseball Boys and Girls Lacrosse Boys and …

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