Reopening F-M Schools

Fayetteville-Manlius School District 2020-21 School Reopening Plan; Hybrid/Remote Learning Information; COVID-19 Testing; Contact Tracing; Reopening Frequently Asked Questions

For COVID-19 information from the school district, including important notices, learning and childcare resources, and food distribution plans, please go to this page.

Facilities

Each school and/or district reopening plan which include changes or additions to facilities must comply with the requirements of the 2020 New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code (BC) and the State Energy Conservation Code and submit all changes to OFP.

The district does not anticipate that the reopening plan will include any changes or additions to facilities. If there is a need for changes or additions, the district will comply with all facilities-related requirements, including 2020 NYS Uniform Fire Prevention, Building Code and State Energy Conservation Code, and these changes or additions will be submitted to the Office of Facilities planning for review and approval. 

Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure compliance with the 2020 Building Condition Survey and Visual Inspection, where applicable. 

The district is not required to conduct a building condition survey until 2022. The district is currently conducting the annual visual inspection as required and will be in compliance with this requirement.

Each school and/or district reopening plan must provide provisions to conduct the Lead-In-Water Testing as required by NYS DOH regulation 67-4. 

The district will be conducting lead-in-water testing as required by NYS DOH regulation 67-4.

Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure all existing and new Alcohol-based Hand-Rub Dispensers which are installed in any locations are in accordance with FCNYS 2020 Section 5705.5.

All existing and newly-installed alcohol-based hand sanitizer dispensers will be installed in accordance with FCNYS 2020 Section 5705.5 regulations.

Each school and/or district reopening plan which includes the installation of dividers in classrooms, libraries, cafeterias, auditoriums, gymnasiums, doors, and other points of congregation will ensure the submission of detailed floor plans to OFP for review. 

The district does not anticipate installing any dividers in classrooms, libraries, cafeterias, gymnasiums or any other areas of the school buildings. If the district decides to make such installations in the future, floor plans would be submitted to the Office of Facilities Planning for review and approval.

Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure that all new building construction and temporary quarter projects will be submitted to OFP for a full code review.

The district does not anticipate the need for any new construction or temporary quarters project.  If that need arises, that project would be submitted to the Office of Facilities Planning for review and approval.

Each school and/or district reopening plan which includes new facilities for leasing must provide a plan to consult with OFP for a preliminary evaluation. 

The district does not plan on leasing any new facilities.

Each school and/or district reopening plan which includes the temporary or permanent use of tents must provide plans adhering to the New York State Building Code. 

The district does not plan on using any temporary or permanent tents as part of its reopening plan.

Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure that the existing or altered number of toilet and sink fixtures meet the minimum standards of the New York State Building Code. 

The district will maintain the existing number of toilet and sink fixtures in order to meet the minimum standards of the NYS building code.

Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure that each building provides one drinking fountain per 100 occupants or provide a written plan for a reasonable alternate source of drinking water. 

The district will provide and maintain at least one drinking fountain per 100 occupants.

Each school and/or district reopening plan must provide written plans on how to maintain adequate, code-required ventilation (natural or mechanical) as designed. 

The district, at a minimum, will maintain adequate code-required ventilation as designed. In addition, the district will change the filters used in the HVAC systems from Merv 8 or 9 to Merv 13 wherever possible. This will increase the filtration levels. The district will also look to increase the make-up air flow and utilize outside air to the extent possible in order to improve ventilation.

Each school and/or district reopening plan must ensure that all project submissions only dedicated to “COVID-19 Reopening” will be labeled as such. 

The district does not anticipate the need to submit any COVID-19-related building projects at this time. If the need to submit a COVID-19-related project does arise, then that project will be labeled as “COVID-19 Reopening.”

Each school and/or district reopening plan which includes the use of plastic separators must comply with the 2020 BCNYS Section 2606. 

The district does anticipate using polycarbonate separators to a limited extent in order to provide a barrier between staff, students and visitors. The use of these barriers or separators will be in compliance with the 2020 BCNYS Section 2606 regulations.