COVID-19/Coronavirus Updates & Resources

All Fayetteville-Manlius school buildings are closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health situation. For updated information from the school district, including important notices, learning and childcare resources, and food distribution plans, please go to this page.

April 7 COVID-19 update: State cancels Regents exams, modifies graduation requirements

On April 7, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) officially canceled this year’s Regents examinations that were scheduled for June and announced new graduation requirements.

The graduation requirements students ordinarily must meet in order to earn diplomas, credentials and endorsements were adjusted so that students will not be adversely impacted by the absence of Regents testing.

Students who meet one or more of the following eligibility requirements are exempt from the examinations they were planning to take in June:

  • The student is currently enrolled in a course of study culminating in a Regents
    examination and will have earned credit in such course of study by the end of the 2019-20 school year;
  • The student is in grade 7, is enrolled in a course of study culminating in a Regents examination and will have passed such course of study by the end of the 2019-20 school year;
  • The student is currently enrolled in a course of study culminating in a Regents
    examination and has failed to earn credit by the end of the school year. Such student returns for summer instruction to make up the failed course credit and is subsequently granted diploma credit in August 2020; or
  • The student was previously enrolled in the course of study leading to an applicable Regents examination, has achieved course credit, and has not yet passed the associated Regents examination but was intending to take the test in June 2020 to achieve a passing score.

This cancellation applies to all Regents examinations that were scheduled for the June 2020 testing period. Student transcripts will not reflect an exam score for any examination for which the student is exempted, NYSED said.

NYSED Guidance

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