COVID-19 planning, response and information

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Let’s Talk!

Return to School After Illness

Remote Instruction

Weekly COVID-19 Reporting

Recent COVID-19 communications

As the situation regarding COVID-19 evolves, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District continues to monitor all guidance from local, state and federal agencies.  The district is following a universal face mask policy for everyone indoors regardless of their vaccination status. Masks are optional outdoors. 

The 2021-22 School Reopening Plan details other COVID-19 health and safety protocols. 

Let’s Talk!

The district is aware that many in the community have questions or concerns related to how COVID-19 is effecting school operations. To address these questions and concerns, the district’s Let’s Talk! platform, which is a web-based, two-way communications tool that allows anyone to share concerns or questions with district administrators at any time, is open. 

The interactive software is designed to streamline conversations and is not intended to be used for communicating urgent messages. If you have an urgent question or concern, please contact your child’s school. 

Let’s Talk!

Return to School After Illness

Updated Oct. 20, 2021

COVID-19 Symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches,
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Nasal congestion or runny nose
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting 

All school students, teachers and staff with new or worsening symptoms of COVID-19 must be excluded from school, regardless of vaccination status, and should contact their health care provider and either:

  1. Provide documentation from a health care provider following an evaluation; OR
  2. Provide negative COVID-19 diagnostic PCR (NAAT/molecular) test result (an antigen test does not meet this requirement)

*Please note, COVID-19 Home Test Kit results are not accepted at this time.

Please use the links below to schedule or find a local testing location:
*Please note that you may receive testing results, even within less than 24 hours, at the Upstate and County sites. The pharmacies, although convenient, may not return results as quickly; it may take several days for results to return. 

    The district will refer to the New York State Department of Health regarding protocols and policies for faculty and staff seeking to return to work after a suspected or confirmed case of COVID-19 or after the faculty or staff member had close or proximate contact with a person with COVID-19.

    The district requires that individuals who were exposed to the COVID-19 virus (defined as three feet or less of distance from infected individual and unmasked) complete quarantine requirements as governed by the Onondaga County Health Department protocols and flow chart which distinguishes between vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals)  before returning to in-person learning. The discharge of an individual from quarantine and return to school will be conducted in coordination with the local health department. 

    Remote Instruction

    The district does not have the staff capacity to offer a remote instruction model for 2021-22; however, to accommodate parents and guardians who have concerns about sending their students to school for in-person instruction because of their student’s health status, the district is partnering with OCM BOCES to offer remote instruction.

    It is anticipated that students meeting the enrollment eligibility will be placed in the BOCES program for the entirety of the 2021-22 school year. To be eligible for the BOCES program, students must have a signed physician statement indicating that the student cannot return to in-person school due to a documented, pre-existing medical condition.

    Questions regarding remote instruction through BOCES may be directed to Amy Evans, Assistant Superintendent for Special Services, at aevans@fmschools.org or 315-692-1203.

    Families considering homeschooling may contact Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Mary Coughlin at mcoughlin@fmschools.org or 315-692-1202.

    Weekly COVID-19 Reporting

    The district will share weekly on its website the number of positive COVID-19 cases reported to the district, including how many students and staff are quarantined as a result of each positive case and in which building the individual who tested positive is based. 

    To reduce the number of emails the district is sending to families, the district will only directly contact those staff members and families of those students who contact tracing determines were exposed and those who need to quarantine. If a positive case impacts school operations, the greater school community will be notified via SchoolMessenger and information will be shared in the news section of the website. 

    Staff, students’ families and community members may check the information below at any time to see the number of students or staff reported to have tested positive for COVID-19. If there are no reported cases in a particular week, there will not be an entry for that week.

    Any individuals who test positive, and any other students and staff members contact tracing determined who were placed in quarantine, will not return to school or athletics until Onondaga County provides clearance for them to do so. Due to privacy laws, the district will not provide any identifying information about individuals who test positive or about those who may have been exposed.

    Week Ending 12-3-2021

    • Fayetteville Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 12-3-21; Date Last in School: 12-1-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Wellwood Middle School; Staff; District Notified: 12-3-21; Date Last in School: 11-30-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 12-3-21; Date Last in School: 12-1-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 12-3-21; Date Last in School: 12-2-21; 1 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 12-2-21; Date Last in School: 11-29-21; 1 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 12-2-21; Date Last in School: 11-23-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 12-2-21; Date Last in School: 11-23-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Fayetteville Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 12-2-21; Date Last in School: 12-1-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Fayetteville Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 12-2-21; Date Last in School: 11-22-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 12-2-21; Date Last in School: 11-29-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 12-1-21; Date Last in School: 11-29-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Fayetteville Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 11-30-21; Date Last in School: 11-22-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Fayetteville Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 11-30-21; Date Last in School: 11-23-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • F-M High School; Staff; District Notified: 11-30-21; Date Last in School: 11-23-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • F-M High School; Staff; District Notified: 11-30-21; Date Last in School: 11-23-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Fayetteville Elementary School; Staff; District Notified: 11-30-21; Date Last in School: 11-23-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Fayetteville Elementary School; Staff; District Notified: 11-30-21; Date Last in School: 11-8-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 11-30-21; Date Last in School: 11-23-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 11-29-21; Date Last in School: 11-19-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Enders Road Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 11-29-21; Date Last in School: 11-19-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined

    Week Ending 11-26-2021

    • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 11-23-21; Date Last in School: 11-19-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Eagle Hill Middle School; Stafft; District Notified: 11-23-21; Date Last in School: 11-17-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 11-23-21; Date Last in School: 11-19-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Eagle Hill Middle School; Student; District Notified: 11-22-21; Date Last in School: 11-16-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 11-22-21; Date Last in School: 11-19-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Eagle Hill Middle School; Student; District Notified: 11-22-21; Date Last in School: 11-19-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined

    Week Ending 11-19-2021

    • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 11-19-21; Date Last in School: 11-16-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Enders Road Elementary; Student; District Notified: 11-18-21; Date Last in School: 11-15-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Enders Road Elementary; Student; District Notified: 11-17-21; Date Last in School: 11-15-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Mott Road Elementary; Student; District Notified: 11-17-21; Date Last in School: 11-12-21; 1 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Transportation; Staff; District Notified: 11-17-21; Date Last in School: 11-10-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • F-M High School; Staff; District Notified: 11-16-21; Date Last in School: 11-12-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Wellwood Middle School; Staff; District Notified: 11-15-21; Date Last in School: 11-12-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Transportation; Staff; District Notified: 11-15-21; Date Last in School: 11-10-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Transportation; Staff; District Notified: 11-15-21; Date Last in School: 11-10-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Enders Road Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 11-15-21; Date Last in School: 11-2-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Mott Road Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 11-15-21; Date Last in School: 11-9-21; 1 Students/0 Staff quarantined

    Week Ending 11-12-2021

    • Wellwood Middle School; Staff; District Notified: 11-12-21; Date Last in School: 11-8-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Wellwood Middle School; Staff; District Notified: 11-12-21; Date Last in School: 11-9-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Mott Road Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 11-10-21; Date Last in School: 11-5-21; 1 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Eagle Hill Middle School; Student; District Notified: 11-10-21; Date Last in School: 11-8-21; 1 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Fayetteville Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 11-8-21; Date Last in School: 10-29-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Fayetteville Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 11-8-21; Date Last in School: 11-4-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Fayetteville Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 11-8-21; Date Last in School: 11-4-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Eagle Hill Middle School; Student; District Notified: 11-8-21; Date Last in School: 10-27-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined

    Week Ending 11-5-2021

    • Enders Road Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 11-4-21; Date Last in School: 11-3-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Enders Road Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 11-4-21; Date Last in School: 11-3-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 11-4-21; Date Last in School: 11-3-21; 4 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Fayetteville Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 11-4-21; Date Last in School: 10-26-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 11-3-21; Date Last in School: 10-29-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 11-3-21; Date Last in School: 10-29-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • F-M High School; Staff; District Notified: 11-3-21; Date Last in School: 11-1-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Mott Road Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 11-3-21; Date Last in School: 10-29-21; 1 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Eagle Hill Middle School; Student; District Notified: 11-3-21; Date Last in School: 10-29-21; 1 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Eagle Hill Middle School; Staff; District Notified: 11-3-21; Date Last in School: 11-1-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 11-2-21; Date Last in School: 10-29-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Wellwood Middle School; Staff; District Notified: 11-1-21; Date Last in School: 10-29-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 11-1-21; Date Last in School: 10-29-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined

    Week Ending Oct. 29, 2021

    • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 10-28-21; Date Last in School: 10-25-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • F-M High School; Staff; District Notified: 10-28-21; Date Last in School: 10-26-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 10-27-21; Date Last in School: 10-21-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 10-27-21; Date Last in School: 10-19-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Mott Road Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 10-27-21; Date Last in School: 10-22-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • Mott Road Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 10-27-21; Date Last in School: 10-21-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • F-M High School; Staff; District Notified: 10-26-21; Date Last in School: 10-25-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
    • F-M High School; Staff; District Notified: 10-25-21; Date Last in School: 10-22-21; 0 Students/1 Staff quarantined

          Week Ending Oct. 22, 2021

          • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 10-22-21; Date Last in School: 10-22-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Enders Road Elementary School; Staff; District Notified: 10-22-21; Date Last in School: 10-20-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Mott Road Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 10-22-21; Date Last in School: 10-20-21; 1 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 10-21-21; Date Last in School: 10-15-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 10-21-21; Date Last in School: 10-18-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 10-20-21; Date Last in School: 10-15-21; 2 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Eagle Hill Middle School; Student; District Notified: 10-20-21; Date Last in School: 10-18-21; 1 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Enders Road Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 10-19-21; Date Last in School: 10-15-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Fayetteville Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 10-19-21; Date Last in School: 10-14-21; 7 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 10-19-21; Date Last in School: 10-15-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 10-18-21; Date Last in School: 10-12-21; 1 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Eagle Hill Middle School; Student; District Notified: 10-18-21; Date Last in School: 10-14-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Enders Road Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 10-17-21; Date Last in School: 10-15-21; 5 Students/0 Staff quarantined

          Week Ending Oct. 15, 2021

          • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 10-15-21; Date Last in School: 10-13-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 10-15-21; Date Last in School: 10-13-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 10-14-21; Date Last in School: 10-8-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 10-14-21; Date Last in School: 10-12-21; 1 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Mott Road Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 10-13-21; Date Last in School: 10-8-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Eagle Hill Middle School; Teacher; District Notified: 10-12-21; Date Last in School: 10-8-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 10-12-21; Date Last in School: 10-8-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Wellwood Middle School; Staff; District Notified: 10-12-21; Date Last in School: 10-8-21; 2 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Mott Road Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 10-11-21; Date Last in School: 10-4-21; 8 Students/0 Staff quarantined

          Week Ending Oct. 8, 2021

          • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 10-8-21; Date Last in School: 10-6-21; 4 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 10-8-21; Date Last in School: 10-6-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 10-8-21; Date Last in School: 10-4-21; 3 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Eagle Hill Middle School; Student; District Notified: 10-8-21; Date Last in School: 10-4-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Mott Road Elementary School; Staff; District Notified: 10-7-21; Date Last in School: 10-5-21; 0 Students/1 Staff quarantined
          • Fayetteville Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 10-5-21; Date Last in School: 9-27-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 10-5-21; Date Last in School: 9-30-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Enders Road Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 10-4-21; Date Last in School: 10-1-21; 6 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 10-4-21; Date Last in School: 10-1-21; 8 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Enders Road Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 10-2-21; Date Last in School: 9-29-21; 8 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • F-M High School; Staff; District Notified: 10-2-21; Date Last in School: 9-30-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined

          Week Ending Oct. 1, 2021

          • Enders Road Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 10-1-21; Date Last in School: 9-29-21; 10 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 10-1-21; Date Last in School: 9-28-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Wellwood Middle School; Student District Notified: 10-1-21; Date Last in School: 9-29-21; 4 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • F-M High School; Staff; District Notified: 10-1-21; Date Last in School: 9-30-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Eagle Hill Middle School; Student; District Notified: 10-1-21; Date Last in School: 9-30-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Eagle Hill Middle School; Student; District Notified: 9-30-21; Date Last in School: 9-29-21; 7 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Mott Road Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 9-29-21; Date Last in School: 9-28-21; 6 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Eagle Hill Middle School; Student; District Notified: 9-29-21; Date Last in School: 9-28-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 9-29-21; Date Last in School: 9-24-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 9-29-21; Date Last in School: 9-27-21; 4 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Fayetteville Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 9-29-21; Date Last in School: 9-27-21; 7 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • F-M High School; Staff; District Notified: 9-29-21; Date Last in School: 9-28-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 9-29-21; Date Last in School: 9-28-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 9-28-21; Date Last in School: 9-24-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Mott Road Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 9-28-21; Date Last in School: 9-21-21; 2 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 9-28-21; Date Last in School: 9-24-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 9-28-21; Date Last in School: 9-24-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
          • Wellwood Middle School; Student; District Notified: 9-27-21; Date Last in School: 9-24-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined  
          • Eagle Hill Middle School; Student; District Notified: 9-27-21; Date Last in School: 9-21-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined  

                                Week Ending Sept. 24, 2021

                                • Fayetteville Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 9-24-21; Date Last in School: 9-20-21; 7 Students/0 Staff quarantined  
                                • Mott Road Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 9-24-21; Date Last in School: 9-21-21; 4 Students/0 Staff quarantined
                                • Wellwood Middle School; Teacher; District Notified: 9-24-21; Date Last in School: 9-22-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
                                • F-M High School; Teacher; District Notified: 9-23-21; Date Last in School: 9-22-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
                                • Fayetteville Elementary School; Student; District Notified: 9-23-21; Date Last in School: 9-21-21; 9 Students/0 Staff quarantined
                                • Eagle Hill Middle School; Teacher; District Notified: 9-22-21; Date Last in School: 9-21-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
                                • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 9-21-21; Date Last in School: 9-20-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined
                                • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 9-20-21; Date Last in School: Not in 21-22; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined

                                Week Ending Sept. 17, 2021

                                • Mott Road; Student; District Notified: 9-12-21; Date Last in School: 9-10-21; 4 Students/0 Staff quarantined  
                                • Mott Road; Student; District Notified: 9-10-21; Date Last in School: Not in 2021-22; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined  
                                • Fayetteville Elementary; Student; District Notified: 9-8-21; Date Last in School: Not in 2021-22; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined  
                                • F-M High School; Student; District Notified: 9-14-21; Date Last in School: 9-10-21; 0 Students/0 Staff quarantined  
                                • Mott Road; Student; District Notified: 9-17-21; Date Last in School: 9-14-21;  8 Students/0 Staff quarantined 

                                Recent COVID-19 communications  

                                Below are the district’s most recent communications regarding COVID-19, and to the right are COVID-19 related links.

                                November 2021

                                October 2021

                                September 2021

                                August 2021

                                July 2021

                                June 2021

                                November 2021

                                Nov. 9, 2021: County to hold school-based COVID-19 vaccine clinic for 5-11 year olds

                                October 2021

                                Oct. 27, 2021: District reminds families about COVID-19 surveillance testing opportunities

                                Oct. 21, 2021: County surveying families on vaccine interest for children ages 5-11

                                Oct. 6, 2021: District updates face covering guidelines

                                September 2021

                                Sept. 22, 2021: Weekly COVID-19 reporting is available on district website

                                Sept. 16, 2021: Frequently asked questions about COVID-19 surveillance testing

                                Sept. 14, 2021: District updates families about COVID-19 surveillance testing program

                                August 2021

                                Aug. 18, 2021: Face masks will be required indoors on F-M school grounds; reopening plan to be presented Sept. 2

                                Aug. 11, 2021: F-M schools will resume five-day in-person instruction in September

                                July 2021

                                July 8, 2021: Board discusses school reopening plans

                                June 2021

                                June 30, 2021: High school student tests positive for COVID-19

                                June 22, 2021: Staff member tests positive for COVID-19

                                June 8, 2021: COVID-19 update: Face coverings no longer required outside on school grounds

                                June 6, 2021: COVID-19 update: Face covering requirements remain in place