March 27 COVID-19 update: Schools closed until April 15; EH teachers help make face shields for healthcare workers

On March 27, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that he is extending to April 15 his executive order to close schools to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  Fayetteville-Manlius schools were already closed through April 13 due to an executive order from Onondaga County; however, schools will now reopen on April 15 due to the governor’s announcement. …

March 26 COVID-19 update: OCFS survey helps connect parents to childcare

While the Fayetteville-Manlius School District is partnering with the Hal Welsh East Area YMCA in Fayetteville to provide childcare for children of essential employees, the New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) is also available to help those in need.  The staff at OCFS are trying their best to support families in …

March 25 COVID-19 update: Food service expands program to include all F-M students

Ensuring that all students have access to healthy meals while school is closed remains a priority for the Fayetteville-Manlius School District. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic vulnerability some families may be experiencing, the district is expanding its grab-and-go meal program during the school closure to include all F-M students. Effective March …

March 24 COVID-19 update: District emphasizes importance of social distancing

To help mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, Fayetteville-Manlius School District officials are asking students to continue practicing social distancing.  Following this past weekend, the district received multiple phone calls and messages from concerned community members who stated that children were seen gathering together in various neighborhoods. “We understand that students miss interacting …

Board approves new bids for Wellwood capital project

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District Board of Education had given approval to the final stage of the 2017 voter-approved capital project approval in February; however, in March, the superintendent of schools asked the board to rescind its bid approvals and approve new submissions due to a clerical error.  “It was an honest mistake,” Superintendent Craig J. …

March 23 COVID-19 update: Advanced Placement exams will take place online

The College Board, which administers Advanced Placement (AP) exams nationwide, has announced that it will conduct online exams for the 2019-20 school year but only cover material taught through early March.  This will ensure that students currently enrolled in an AP course and who pass the course will still receive college credit.  The exams will …

March 20 COVID-19 update: Board of education meeting will be live-streamed; state assessments suspended

Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s March 23 board of education meeting will be available for real-time viewing online. 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 …

March 19 COVID-19 update: Buildings closed; employees to work from home

As of Friday, March 20, Fayetteville-Manlius school buildings and the district office will be closed and administrators and clerical staff will work from home during the school closure as the district works to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.  Administrators will continue to be available via email, and phone messages left with the schools’ main offices …

March 18 COVID-19 update: Outdoor facilities closed; YMCA childcare available; registration paused and Chromebooks distributed

In addition to all Fayetteville-Manlius schools being closed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the district is also closing to the public all outdoor physical education, interscholastic athletics, and recreational facilities, including the district’s track, turf field, tennis courts, school playgrounds and athletic fields. “We are asking our community to partner with us during this …

March 17 COVID-19 update: Frequently asked questions resource created

With all Fayetteville-Manlius School District schools closed until at least April 14, the district recognizes many parents, guardians and students have questions about how this extended closure will affect the school community. The community is encouraged to use the district’s Let’s Talk! platform to submit questions and concerns to the district. Those questions that would …

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