March 31 COVID-19 update: Remote learning, food distribution continues next week

Today’s update is a letter to F-M families from Superintendent Craig Tice regarding the governor’s executive orders issued to extend the school closure period until April 15, 2020.  Dear F-M parents and guardians, Amid the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis, Fayetteville-Manlius School District remains committed to providing students with equitable learning opportunities and access to …

March 30 COVID-19 update: Budget vote postponed until at least June 1; recreational spaces remain closed

Under an executive order from Gov. Andrew Cuomo, all New York state school budget votes originally scheduled for May 19 have been postponed until at least June 1. The directive, which aims to limit the spread of COVID-19, also indefinitely postpones collection and filing of nominating petitions for school board elections and postpones library votes …

March 25 COVID-19 update: Food service expands program to include all F-M students

Ensuring that all students have access to healthy meals while school is closed remains a priority for the Fayetteville-Manlius School District. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic vulnerability some families may be experiencing, the district is expanding its grab-and-go meal program during the school closure to include all F-M students. Effective March …

March 24 COVID-19 update: District emphasizes importance of social distancing

To help mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, Fayetteville-Manlius School District officials are asking students to continue practicing social distancing.  Following this past weekend, the district received multiple phone calls and messages from concerned community members who stated that children were seen gathering together in various neighborhoods. “We understand that students miss interacting …

F-M will provide meals to eligible students during school closure

Update March 24, 2020: The grab-and-go meal program is being extended to all F-M students effective March 26. Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s Food Service Department will continue to make sure its most vulnerable students still have access to meals while schools are closed.  Effective March 17, F-M Food Service is implementing a grab-and-go breakfast and lunch …

March 14 COVID-19 update: All F-M schools closed effective Monday, March 16

Out of an abundance of caution and to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District community, all F-M schools will be closed and all extracurricular activities and events canceled beginning Monday, March 16, through at least April 14.  “This is not a decision taken lightly, as we recognize this action will impact …

F-M students celebrate African Americans’ aspirations, achievements

Fayetteville-Manlius High School students recently gathered together to honor African American heritage, celebrate culture and promote racial equality. On Feb. 3, F-M High School held its annual performing arts assembly to celebrate Black History Month, which is nationally recognized each year during the month of February. This year’s show at F-M, “Legacies of the Diaspora: …

Reenactor connects Eagle Hill students to American history

A living history experience recently took Eagle Hill Middle School students back in time. On Jan. 16, Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education member and Revolutionary War soldier reenactor Timothy Crisafulli presented to seventh-graders about being an 18th century American solider. Crisafulli, who formerly taught middle school at F-M and now practices law, arrived to …

Parent Council to meet Monday, March 2

Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s Parent Council will meet 9 a.m. Monday, March 2, in the large conference room of the F-M District Office Building, 8199 East Seneca Turnpike, Manlius. Parent Council is a forum where F-M parents and community members informally meet with the superintendent and other district staff. At each meeting, presentations and discussions take …

Students raise money for Australia’s wildlife

Australia is in the grips of a brush fire crisis and Fayetteville Elementary School third-graders are doing what they can to help the country’s injured, orphaned and homeless animals. During the month of January, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District students raised more than $400 for Taronga Conservation Society, which as part of its Australian Wildlife Appeal …

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