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.

May 5 COVID-19 update: Annual school budget vote and board election to be held June 9 by absentee ballot

In an executive order issued on Friday, May 1, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that this year’s school budget vote and board of education election will take place on June 9, exclusively by absentee ballot due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. The executive order establishes a timeline of actions that schools must …

May 4 COVID-19 update: F-M leaders salute educators

Fayetteville-Manlius School District Superintendent Craig J. Tice and F-M Board of Education President Marissa Joy Mims sent the following letter to F-M educators today in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week. May 4, 2020 Dear Teachers, This year, Teacher Appreciation Week comes amid the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s never been more important than it is now …

April 29 COVID-19 update: F-M’s eSports club perseveres amid school closure

Most sports leagues are on hold for now, but one Fayetteville-Manlius High School team continues to compete. F-M’s competitive video gaming club – a member of the national High School eSports League (HSEL) – is now in its fourth week of the spring’s virtual season. Ten F-M High School students participate in the club, which …

April 28 COVID-19 update: Three F-M schools designated as Recognition Schools

Three Fayetteville-Manlius schools have been recognized as being among those in New York that have high academic achievement and made strong progress during the 2018-19 school year. The New York State Education Department (NYSED) recently designated Enders Road Elementary School, Mott Road Elementary School and Fayetteville-Manlius High School as 2019-20 Recognition Schools. The F-M schools …

April 27 COVID-19 update: NYSPHSAA cancels spring state championships

New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) officials announced today that all spring athletic championships have been canceled due to the public health situation.  “Today’s decision is difficult for the membership of NYSPHSAA,” said NYSPHSAA Executive Director Robert Zayas. “We certainly sympathize with the students, coaches and their school communities, especially the graduating …

April 22 COVID-19 update: District strives to keep students, parents connected

As teaching and learning continues to take place virtually, Fayetteville-Manlius School District is focusing on keeping students and parents connected to school. “This is undeniably a stressful time for families,” F-M Superintendent Craig J. Tice said. “It’s important for students, parents and guardians to know that we are here for them.” When F-M launched its …

April 21 COVID-19 update: District seeks community support for federal funding

During a recent news briefing, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned that without more federal assistance, it might be necessary to cut state funding for education. “If the federal government doesn’t provide more aid, New York’s financial plan this week will forecast 20 percent cuts to schools, local governments and hospitals,” Gov. Cuomo said on …

Board of education to meet April 20; public may view online

The next meeting of the Fayetteville-Manlius Board of Education is 6 p.m. Monday, April 20. Amid concerns of the COVID-19 public health crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently 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. …

April 15 COVID-19 update: College Board cancels May and June SAT

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the College Board recently announced it will not administer the SAT exams and SAT Subject Tests that were scheduled for May and June.  “The College Board remains focused on student safety and ensuring all students have the tools they need to work, and opportunities to receive the credit they …

April 14 COVID-19 update: District secures school trip refunds and credits

Refunds for three out-of-state school trips that were canceled due to coronavirus concerns will be issued to Fayetteville-Manlius School District parents and guardians. Since the start of the school closure period, F-M administrators and teacher leaders have been working behind-the-scenes with travel agencies to secure refunds and credits for students impacted by educational trip cancellations. …

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