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 1 COVID-19 update: School buildings to remain closed through end of academic year

New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced during his May 1 press briefing that school buildings statewide will remain closed through the end of the 2019-20 academic year and that districts will continue to educate their students remotely.  Fayetteville-Manlius School District students and staff will continue with their remote education activities and routines, and the …

April 30 COVID-19 update: August Regents exams canceled; childcare scholarships available for essential workers

The New York State Education Department announced on April 30 that it is cancelling all August 2020 high school Regents exams in response to the extended statewide closures of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On April 7, the state canceled Regents exams that had been planned for June. In addition, so that students will …

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 24 COVID-19 update: All Sports Booster Club collecting bottles and cans

Are your cans and bottles piling up in your garage? The Fayetteville-Manlius All Sports Booster Club (FMASBC) will take them off your hands and put the deposit return to good use.  The FMASBC is holding an extended bottle and can collection to help raise funds to support F-M athletics. With the district bracing for a …

April 23 COVID-19 update: Board adopts budget proposal and braces for potential mid-year state aid cuts 

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District is bracing for a challenging budget year for 2020-21 as the COVID-19 pandemic has contributed to a state budget gap that New York state officials are partially filling with monies that had been promised to schools.  The adopted state budget freezes the district’s base operating aid—foundation aid—at the current school year’s …

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. …

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