Board’s Eye View: A message from the F-M Board of Education

We are excited for the start of the 2021-22 school year! While a new year always feels like a fresh start, there are many initiatives that we are carrying forward, namely our work in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). In spring 2021, the New York State Board of Regents called on all schools …

PSAT registration open

The PSAT/NMSQT is a tool for students considering college that measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. The PSAT/NMSQT will be given at Fayetteville-Manlius High School on Oct. 16, 2021. The test will be given in the morning; in past years, testing began at 8 a.m. and finished around 11:30 a.m. While …

2022 Advanced Placement exam information released

The following letter was written by Fayetteville-Manlius High School Assistant  Principal Karen Liparulo for F-M Advanced Placement students and their families. Dear AP Student and Parent: The Advanced Placement exams for the 2021-2022 school year will require students to complete a two-step registration and ordering process. Students will order their AP exams in the fall …

F-M High School students earn more than 100 AP Scholar-level distinctions

The College Board recently recognized high school students across the country who have shown outstanding college-level achievement through their performance on Advanced Placement (AP) Exams during the 2020-21 school year. In 2021, Fayetteville-Manlius School District students earned a total of 142 AP Scholar-level distinctions.   AP Scholar Award The College Board grants AP Scholar awards to …

Face masks will be required indoors on F-M school grounds; reopening plan to be presented Sept. 2

When Fayetteville-Manlius School District students and staff begin in-person classes in September, they will be required to wear face masks when indoors on school grounds.  At the F-M Board of Education’s Aug. 17 meeting, the full board supported Superintendent Craig J. Tice’s recommendation that the district follow a universal face mask policy for everyone indoors …

Community members’ emails may be subject to records requests

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District has recently received nearly a dozen Freedom of Information requests that require the district to share documents including email communications that individuals submitted to district administrators and F-M Board of Education members on topics such as face masks, vaccinations and diversity, equity and inclusion.  New York state’s Freedom of Information Law …

School tax rates established; most less than projected

The majority of Fayetteville-Manlius School District property owners will see their 2021 tax rate decrease 0.58% compared to the 0% tax rate increase projected at the annual school district budget vote in May. The Fayetteville-Manlius Board of Education adopted the 2021 tax levy—the amount of revenue to support the budget raised through school taxes—at its …

District discontinues 12-month printed calendar; online calendar best source for event information

Parents and guardians will no longer receive a 12-month printed school-year calendar in the mail as they have in the past.  “We have recognized that as a tool to communicate school events, the printed calendar has often caused more confusion than clarity as event dates or times sometimes change throughout the school year,” Superintendent Craig …

Fayetteville Elementary 2021-22 school supply lists available

Index Kindergarten Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4   Kindergarten Large backpack Art smock (large, oversized T-shirt labeled with your child’s name) One two-pocket folder to carry to and from school (labeled with student’s name) Two 24-count packs of crayons Two 8- to 10-count packs of broad line markers, classic colors One 12-count …

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