At-home COVID-19 test kits distributed to students at school Jan. 3

Dear F-M Parents/Guardians,

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District distributed COVID-19 at-home test kits this afternoon, Jan. 3. Please check your students’ backpacks for the kits. 

These state-supplied test kits are part of a statewide goal for families to have the opportunity to test their students at home for COVID-19. There is no requirement that families use these tests for their children to attend school, but the Governor is encouraging the testing of students in order to keep students and school communities as safe as possible. 

Starting tomorrow, families whose students were absent today may receive their allotted test kits by contacting their students’ respective school buildings. 

Please note the school district is simply a conduit for the distribution of the test kits, which were promised by Governor Hochul: We will not be tracking or reporting results. We ask that families who utilize the kits and have a child with a positive test result report the positive case to the Onondaga County Health Department and follow all isolation and quarantine requirements.

Parents and guardians should use the following link to submit at-home test results:

We are continuing to monitor the number of positive cases reported by F-M staff and students. As a reminder, masks, social distancing, surveillance testing and most importantly, staying home when not feeling well are key strategies to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our schools. 

I am grateful for your continued support and patience. As new information becomes available, we will provide updates to you directly through our SchoolMessenger alert system as well as posting information on our website:


Craig J. Tice, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools