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.

Board elects president and vice president for 2020-21 school year

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education has elected a new president and vice president for the 2020-19 school year. During the board’s annual re-organizational meeting, which took place July 13 via video conference, board members elected Marissa Joy Mims to serve as board president and Shari Lindars as vice president. The positions are one-year …

Board of education to virtually meet July 13; public may view online

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education plans to meet 6 p.m. July 13. Amid concerns of the COVID-19 public health crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order exempting municipal and school boards from provisions of the state Open Meetings Law that require public access to locations where government meetings are conducted. To comply …

F-M High School re-schedules commencement ceremony for July 25

Fayetteville-Manlius High School Executive Principal Raymond W. Kilmer sent the following message to Class of 2020 members and their families on July 3, 2020. Dear Class of 2020 and families, One month ago, I asked you for feedback to assist us in planning a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020. I received an overwhelming …

Survey seeks input on reopening F-M schools

While New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not announced whether brick-and-mortar school buildings must remain closed this fall to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, Fayetteville-Manlius School District leaders are planning for various back-to-school scenarios. “The options we’re contemplating range from the return of all students (who will have to follow required health and safety …

F-M leaders pledge to make diversity, equity top priorities

As one school year ends and another begins, Fayetteville-Manlius School District leaders continue to focus on providing students and staff with a positive and safe learning and working environment.  The Board of Education’s Community Relations Committee (CRC) met on June 17, 2020, to discuss a number of topics including, but not limited to, the successful …

Music educators perform ‘Look to the Rainbow’

Fayetteville-Manlius School District music department colleagues recently concluded the 2019-20 school year with a virtual performance. Despite school buildings being closed, F-M’s music educators joined together remotely to sing and perform “Look to the Rainbow” from the musical Finian’s Rainbow. The performance was recorded and is now available for viewing on the district’s YouTube channel. …

District conducting remote learning survey

To help prepare for the 2020-21 school year, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District is surveying parents and students about their experiences with remote learning while school buildings were closed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. “Educators had to rethink most aspects of teaching and learning, including delivery of instruction, student communication, assessment of learning and reporting …

Budget vote/school board election ballot counting will be livestreamed

Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s YouTube channel will livestream the vote ballot counting for the 2020-21 district budget and school board elections. For this year’s vote, all in-person voting was replaced with mail-in ballots as a precaution to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Districts were required by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to mail a ballot and a postage-paid …

F-M High School presents virtual art show

An art collection featuring Fayetteville-Manlius High School students’ work is now on digital display. F-M High School’s 2019-20 art show, which features students’ best drawings, designs, photography pieces and more, is now available for public viewing through a virtual gallery. The annual show, which is typically held in person at school, is being presented online …

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