April 14 COVID-19 update: District secures school trip refunds and credits

Refunds for three out-of-state school trips that were canceled due to coronavirus concerns will be issued to Fayetteville-Manlius School District parents and guardians.

Since the start of the school closure period, F-M administrators and teacher leaders have been working behind-the-scenes with travel agencies to secure refunds and credits for students impacted by educational trip cancellations. Three overnight trips – F-M High School’s music trip to Orlando, the Eagle Hill eighth-grade trip to Boston, and the Wellwood eighth-grade trip to Philadelphia – were scheduled to take place during the extended school closure period.

“We know how hard families work to invest in their child’s academic experiences,” F-M Superintendent Craig J. Tice said. “Administrators quickly turned their attention to these canceled trips so they could secure refunds and/or airfare travel credits on behalf of students and families.”

F-M families affected by the canceled trips will be contacted by school personnel to discuss next steps.

Communications portal remains open

With all F-M schools closed until at least April 29, the district recognizes many parents, guardians and students have questions about how this extended closure will affect the school community.

The community is encouraged to use the district’s Let’s Talk! platform to submit questions and concerns to the district. Let’s Talk! is a web-based, two-way communications tool that allows anyone to share concerns or questions with district administrators at any time.

Continued communications

The district will continue to update the community via the district website with any new information and frequently asked questions.

Any time-sensitive, critical information will be shared via the district’s SchoolMessenger notification system, which sends email, text message and phone call notifications, depending upon how parents subscribed to the system.

More COVID-19 information and previous F-M COVID-19 communications