On Monday, July 13, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that school districts in New York can follow plans to reopen for in-person schooling in September if COVID-19 infection rates stay at 5% or lower in a given region.
Determinations will be made by region about opening and closing schools as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. If a region is in Phase 4 and has a daily infection rate of 5% or lower over a 14-day average, schools in that region could hold in-person instruction.
If daily infection rates exceed 9% over a seven-day average, schools in that region would not reopen. Similarly, should a region see such an average after reopening, schools in that region would also be directed to close.
While districts have been instructed to prioritize efforts to return all students to in-person instruction, the district is also planning for remote/distance learning as well as a hybrid model that combines in-person instruction and remote learning.
The plan is for the reopening of schools in the Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District for the 2020-21 school year, following the building closure related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This plan includes procedures that will be followed in the following schools:
- Enders Road Elementary School
- Fayetteville Elementary School
- Mott Road Elementary School
- Eagle Hill Middle School
- Wellwood Middle School
- Fayetteville-Manlius High School
The health and safety of our students, our staff and their families is our top priority. We want students and employees to feel comfortable and safe returning to school campuses. Our reopening plan incorporates recommendations and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and the New York State Education Department (NYSED).
It is possible that the district may need to alternate between in-person and remote learning throughout the year due to recommendations and guidance from our partnering agencies and stay-at-home orders from the Governor. The level of infection, the spread of the virus and response to the disease in the community will be at the forefront of our decision making as we move to open our schools. Any changes and updates to the plan will be clearly communicated.