COVID-19 return-to-school after illness procedures still in place

As schools open for more in-person instruction, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District nursing staff is reminding staff and families to stay vigilant and monitor COVID-19 symptoms to keep schools safe and open for in-person instruction.

The district continues to follow the guidance in the New York State Department of Health Pre-K to Grade 12 COVID-19 Toolkit when determining if a child can attend school and when staff can go to work. 

If a student is absent from school with one or more of the symptoms from the list below, or is sent home with one of these symptoms, parents/guardians will be required to provide either a negative COVID-19 test result and/or a note from the student’s physician with an alternate diagnosis (stating COVID-19 is not suspected) prior to the student returning to in-person instruction. 

The following COVID-19 symptoms should be monitored:

  •       Fever or chills                                                  
  •       Headache
  •       New loss of taste or smell
  •       Sore throat
  •       Congestion or runny nose
  •       Nausea or vomiting
  •       Diarrhea
  •       Cough
  •       Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  •       Abdominal pain
  •       Stomachache
  •       Fatigue
  •       Muscle or body aches

Even after being vaccinated and/or having tested positive for COVID-19 in the past, if a student gets new COVID-19 symptoms, they will still need to get tested and/or have a physician’s note as stated above.

Questions related to return-to-school procedures after an illness, or whether a student or staff member should attend school if exhibiting symptoms, should be directed to the student’s or staff member’s school nurse listed below.

Contact Information

Enders Road Elementary School

Kristin Smith, School Nurse

Phone: 315-692-1502

Fax: 315-692-1065

Fayetteville Elementary School

Christina Beam, School Nurse

Phone: 315-692-1602

Fax: 315-692-1070

Mott Road Elementary School

Linda Andrake, School Nurse

Phone: 315-692-1702

Fax: 315-692-1080

Eagle Hill Middle School

Frances Roehm, School Nurse

Phone: 315-692-1402

Fax: 315-692-1060

Wellwood Middle School

Linda Siegel, School Nurse

Phone: 315-692-1302

Fax: 315-692-1085

Fayetteville-Manlius High School

Mrs. Kimberly Welling, School Nurse

Phone: 315-692-1802

Fax: 315-692-1075

District wide 

Kathleen Hergert; School Nurse

Phone: 315-692-1802

Fax: 315-692-1075