Board discusses DEI work, school reopening plans

During its July 6 meeting, Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education entertained public comment as it relates to the continued discussions on embedding diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) tenets throughout the district. In April, New York State Board of Regents launched an initiative to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in New York state schools. …

Board elects president and vice president for 2021-22 school year

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education has elected a new president and vice president for the 2021-22 school year. During the board’s annual re-organizational meeting, which took place July 6, board members elected Marissa Joy Mims to serve as board president and Sharon Lindars as vice president. The positions are one-year terms. Also during …

F-M High School commencement ceremony will be live streamed

On Friday, June 25, members of the Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s Class of 2021 will participate in the school’s 68th commencement ceremony, which will be held at St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview in Syracuse. The event was originally scheduled to take place at F-M’s outdoor athletic stadium, but was recently changed to the outdoor music venue …

Staff member tests positive for COVID-19

On June 22, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District was notified that a Fayetteville Elementary School staff member tested positive for COVID-19.  The staff member was last in school on June 18, and contact tracing determined that no students or staff members needed to quarantine.  All F-M schools remain open for in-person instruction. Due to privacy laws, …

Annual district art shows go virtual

Two virtual art shows featuring the work of Fayetteville-Manlius School District students are now available for viewing on the district’s official YouTube channel. The K-12 art show features students’ best drawings, designs, photography pieces and more. The F-M Class of 2021 art gallery is also being hosted virtually this year.  

COVID-19 update: Face coverings no longer required outside on school grounds

Consistent with the guidance recently released by the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH), Fayetteville-Manlius School District will no longer require students, staff and visitors to wear face coverings outdoors while on school grounds, including at athletic events and during recess. Face coverings are still required to be worn on school buses and …

Spare change fundraiser nets success at Enders Road

When it comes to raising money for a good cause, Enders Road Elementary School students recently proved they’re up for the challenge. As part of its character education program, the Fayetteville-Manlius elementary school recently hosted a “Coins for Good” fundraiser. During the event, students could bring in spare change to help make a difference for …

COVID-19 case reported; all schools remain open

On May 24, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District was notified that a Fayetteville Elementary School student tested positive for COVID-19.  The student was last in school on May 21, and contact tracing determined that no students or staff members needed to quarantine.  All F-M schools remain open for in-person instruction. Due to privacy laws, the district …

Remote students test positive for COVID-19; all schools remain open

On May 23, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District was notified that two students who are attending elementary and middle school remotely tested positive for COVID-19.  Because the students are participating in the district’s remote instructional model and have not been on school grounds, there were no exposures related to this case at Fayetteville Elementary School or …

Parent Council to virtually meet Tuesday, June 1

Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s Parent Council plans to meet 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 1 via video conference. 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 place regarding relevant and timely issues facing the school district and its students. The …

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