Board approves winter sports; season begins Monday, Feb. 1

Parents and guardians of Fayetteville-Manlius School District student-athletes will have the option of allowing their children to participate in several winter sports that Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently cleared to begin. The F-M Board of Education met Saturday, Jan. 30, and approved the following sports seasons to begin Monday, Feb 1: Basketball Cheerleading Ice hockey Students …

Two positive COVID-19 cases reported; schools remain open

On Jan. 28, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District was notified that two individuals within the school community recently tested positive for COVID-19. A Fayetteville Elementary School cohort A student who was last in school on Jan. 19 tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing determined that no staff or students needed to quarantine. A Wellwood Middle School …

Maintaining educational programs for students is 2021-22 budget development priority

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District 2021-22 preliminary budget is a reflection of the district’s strategic plan, and funding to support each aspect of the plan is included.   At the current time, district officials expect to receive enough state aid that when combined with savings in the current school year, would require a relatively low tax levy …

Public may comment on state’s request to waive spring 2021 standardized tests 

The New York State Education Department is planning to submit a request to the federal government that asks for a waiver for spring 2021 state standardized testing requirements, and community members are welcome to comment through Feb. 5 upon the state’s draft request. “District administration and the Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education both support …

Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing yields no positive test results

As part of Onondaga County’s strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19 within schools, the county completed asymptomatic COVID-19 testing at each Fayetteville-Manlius School District school this week.  Of the 400 tests administered across the district, results yielded no positive cases. “I appreciate the county continuing its efforts to offer asymptomatic testing in our schools …

Three positive COVID-19 cases reported; schools remain open

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District has been notified that three individuals within the school community recently tested positive for COVID-19. On Jan. 22, the district was notified that an Enders Road Elementary School cohort A student who was last in school on Jan. 19 tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing determined that five staff and eight …

Transportation department asks for help when delivering materials to students’ homes

With winter weather finally here, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District Transportation Department is asking families of students who are remotely learning for a little help: Please make sure your driveways are accessible if it has snowed or place some type of container toward the end of your driveway where staff may leave instructional materials.  “We know …

County to conduct asymptomatic COVID-19 testing at F-M schools Jan. 25 and 26

As part of Onondaga County’s strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19 within schools, the county will provide asymptomatic COVID-19 testing for cohort A students and staff members at each Fayetteville-Manlius School District school next week.  In December 2020, asymptomatic testing was offered to cohort B students and staff members as part of New York …

Six positive COVID-19 cases reported; schools remain open

On Thursday, Jan. 21, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District was notified that six individuals within the school community tested positive for COVID-19. The individuals include: An Eagle Hill Middle School cohort B student who was last in school on Jan. 8. Contact tracing determined that no staff or students needed to quarantine. Two F-M High School …

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