April 6 COVID-19 update: School closure extended through April 29; June Regents exams will be canceled

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced during his press briefing today that New York state will remain “on pause” through the end of the month to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

As part of this order, New York state schools, including Fayetteville-Manlius School District, will remain closed through April 29. 

“One of the reasons the rate of infection is going down is because social distancing is working,” Cuomo said during the briefing.

June Regents exams will be officially canceled tomorrow

New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa announced today that the Regents examinations scheduled for June will be canceled. 

New York State Board of Regents met April 6 to act on a series of emergency regulations regarding the recent coronavirus pandemic. The Board of Regents will make an official announcement tomorrow, April 7 to formally cancel the exams and provide guidance on what this means for students and schools with respect to graduation requirements. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has put a tremendous burden on many New Yorkers and our schools and children are no exception,” Rosa said during the video conference. “The regulations passed by the Board today will allow schools, students and professionals much-needed flexibility while they adapt to this rapidly evolving situation.”

During today’s meeting, Rosa did not indicate whether this cancelation applies to the August Regents exams.

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