Communications Resources

Your first and best source of F-M information

Educating students in the Fayetteville-Manlius community is a responsibility we take seriously. Collaborating with parents and guardians has always been a huge part of our success, and we know that the community desires to be connected and informed about what’s happening across our district and in our schools. Below are several communication tools we hope you will find helpful as we work together to fulfill the district’s mission of providing excellence in education to all students.


District Website

The F-M website is the district’s primary communication tool. It is updated several times each week with information about district and building level activities, programs and announcements, including photos and videos. In addition to the district home page, each school has its own web pages with school-specific information.


Parent Today

Fayetteville-Manlius believes that strong parents help develop strong students. We want to thank our students’ parents for their continued engagement in the education of the children in our community. We want to offer you a way to be even more engaged. Parent Today is an award-winning opt-in email newsletter delivered for free to subscribers’ inboxes once a month. The information it provides allows us to foster stronger connections between families and our schools and encourages parents to be even more involved in the education of their children. Sign up at www.parenttoday.org.


Peachjar

Paper flyers from outside organizations are no longer distributed within the schools. The district uses Peachjar, a free online service for schools that emails e-flyers directly to parents’ inboxes. They are also posted on the district website. Peachjar can be accessed via each school’s homepage through the F-M website. Each school webpage has a Peachjar icon, which when clicked will take users to that school building’s Peachjar e-flyer web page.


School Calendar

Up-to-date event information about district and school events can be found on a comprehensive online calendar. Because you determine the calendar settings, if you have children in multiple schools, you can view events for each building on one calendar. There are also directions for how to sync individual school calendars to mobile devices.


School News Notifier (SNN)

School News Notifier (SNN) is an opt-in email news and information service available to anyone who would like to receive email updates about F-M athletics, district-wide news, emergency closings and delays, news from individual schools or any combination thereof. SNN can also send notices about school closings and delays via text message.


SchoolTool

The district’s parent portal, SchoolTool, is a password protected secure website that offers parents and students online access to personalized information about a student’s academic program and progress.
Student report cards and bus schedules are posted, as well as interim reports and academic schedules for students in grades 6-12. Some teachers also use SchoolTool to post assignments and to communicate with individual students/families.


SchoolMessenger

SchoolMessenger allows the district and each of its schools to send messages via telephone and email to notify parents and staff of upcoming school events, emergency situations, closings and delays, etc. Information regarding parents’ and guardians’ email addresses or telephone contact information in the SchoolTool database will be synced daily with SchoolMessenger so its contact information will always be current.

SchoolMessenger offers two levels of notifications: general, which will be sent only to the first phone number and the first two email addresses listed in a SchoolTool profile; and emergency notifications, which will go to every phone number and email address listed in the SchoolTool database.

This service is only available to parents and guardians and individuals they designate to receive emergency notifications.


Social Media

Facebook

Become a district fan on Facebook: www.facebook.com/FMSchools.

View photos and videos of school events and receive updates on district, building, student and staff news, including emergency school closings and delays.

Twitter

Follow us on Twitter: @fmschools. Get up-to-date district news and announcements, including emergency school closings and delays.