COVID-19 planning, response and information

As the situation regarding COVID-19 evolves, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District continues to monitor all guidance from local, state and federal agencies. 

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s School Reopening Plan and a series of school reopening frequently asked questions are available for review. On Nov. 25, the district added to its resources a series of frequently asked questions regarding the impact Onondaga County’s COVID-19 zones will have on F-M schools.

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

Fayetteville-Manlius follows 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. Please refer to the toolkit for help in determining if your child can attend school or return to school after an illness. 

If your child needs a COVID-19 test, please refer to the Onondaga County COVID-19 Testing website

Recent COVID-19 communications  

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

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

December 2020

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

August 2020

July 2020

April 2021

April  8, 2021: County surveying high school families about possible school-based vaccine clinic

April 5, 2021: Student tests positive for COVID-19; all schools remain open

March 2021

March 26, 2021: District prepares for more in-person instruction

March 23, 2021: Board approves return of spring sports; seasons begin April 19

March 19, 2021: Staff member tests positive for COVID-19; all schools remain open

March 18, 2021: Two individuals test positive for COVID-19; all schools remain open

March 15, 2021: Student tests positive for COVID-19; all schools remain open

March 11, 2021: Remote high school student tests positive for COVID-19

March 10, 2021: Two positive COVID-19 cases reported; schools remains open

March 9, 2021: In-person instruction questionnaire due March 12

March 8, 2021: Two positive COVID-19 cases reported; schools remains open

March 4, 2021: County eases school social distancing requirements; F-M to offer more days of in-person learning

March 4, 2021: Remote high school student tests positive for COVID-19

March 1, 2021: Student tests positive for COVID-19; schools remains open

March 1: 2021: Board approves high-risk fall sports; seasons begin Monday, March 8

February 2021

Feb. 26, 2021: District updates school reopening Frequently Asked Questions

Feb. 22, 2021: Remote high school student tests positive for COVID-19

Feb. 16, 2021: Student-athletes from three sports teams placed in quarantine

Feb. 12, 2021: Staff member tests positive for COVID-19; schools remains open

Feb. 11, 2021: Student tests positive for COVID-19; schools remains open

Feb. 8, 2021: Two positive COVID-19 cases reported; schools remains open

Feb. 5, 2021: District looks to expand extracurricular offerings

Feb. 5, 2021: Student tests positive for COVID-19; schools remains open

Feb. 4, 2021: Wellwood staff member tests positive for COVID-19; school remains open

January 2021

Jan. 30, 2021: Board approves winter sports; season begins Monday, Feb. 1

Jan. 28, 2021: Two positive COVID-19 cases reported; schools remain open

Jan. 26, 2021: Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing yields no positive test results

Jan. 25, 2021: Three positive COVID-19 cases reported; schools remain open

Jan. 21, 2021: County to conduct asymptomatic COVID-19 testing at F-M schools Jan. 25 and 26

Jan. 21, 2021: Six positive COVID-19 cases reported; schools remain open

Jan. 20, 2021: Two students test positive for COVID-19; schools remain open

Jan. 19, 2021: Five individuals within school community test positive for COVID-19; schools remain open

Jan. 15, 2021: Five individuals within school community test positive for COVID-19; schools remain open

Jan. 15, 2021: Asymptomatic COVID-19 testing yielded no positive test results

Jan. 14, 2021: Five individuals within school community test positive for COVID-19; schools remain open

Jan. 13, 2021: Wellwood student tests positive for COVID-19; school remains open

Jan. 12, 2021: Eight students test positive for COVID-19; schools remain open

Jan. 11, 2021: Six individuals within school community test positive for COVID-19; schools remain open

Jan. 8, 2021: Three individuals within school community test positive for COVID-19; schools remain open

Jan. 6, 2020: Three individuals within school community test positive for COVID-19; schools remain open

Jan. 4, 2021: High school student, staff member test positive for COVID-19; school remains open

Jan. 3, 2021:  School community reminded to follow public health guidelines

Jan. 3, 2021:  F-M schools will reopen Jan. 4; positive COVID-19 cases reported

December 2020

Dec. 22, 2020: Positive COVID-19 cases reported; school break cases will be summarized before school resumes in January

Dec. 21, 2020: One staff member, three students test positive for COVID-19

Dec. 18, 2020: Five individuals within school community test positive for COVID-19

Dec. 18, 2020: All F-M schools to shift to remote instruction Dec. 21-23

Dec. 17, 2020: Enders Road staff member tests positive for COVID-19; school remains open

Dec. 16, 2020: High school student tests positive for COVID-19; school remains open

Dec. 15, 2020: One student, two staff members test positive for COVID-19; schools remain open

Dec. 14, 2020:  Five students test positive for COVID-19; schools remain open

Dec. 11, 2020: Two students and one teacher test positive for COVID-19; schools remains open

Dec.  10, 2020: Eagle Hill remote student tests positive for COVID-19; school remains open

Dec. 10, 2020: Yellow zone testing at F-M High School yields all negative COVID-19 test results

Dec. 7, 2020: Three F-M students test positive for COVID-19; all schools remain open

Dec. 7, 2020: Yellow zone testing at Wellwood Middle School yields all negative COVID-19 test results

Dec. 4, 2020: Yellow zone testing at four F-M schools yield all negative COVID-19 test results

Dec. 4, 2020: Mott Road staff member tests positive for COVID-19; school remains open

Dec. 3, 2020:  Eagle Hill student tests positive for COVID-19; school remains open

Dec. 2, 2020: F-M High School staff member tests positive for COVID-19; school remains open

Dec. 1, 2020: County schedules yellow zone school-based testing for F-M schools

Dec. 1, 2020: Wellwood remote learner and high school staff member test positive for COVID-19; schools remain open

November 2020

Nov. 30, 2020: Eagle Hill staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Nov. 29, 2020: Five high school students, two staff members test positive for COVID-19; all F-M schools will be open Monday, Nov. 30

Nov. 24, 2020: COVID-19 ‘yellow zone’ now includes F-M schools

Nov. 24, 2020: F-M High School staff member and Mott Road student test positive for COVID-19

Nov. 23, 2020: Two students, staff member test positive for COVID-19

Nov. 23, 2020: NYSPHSAA postpones start date for high-risk winter sports

Nov. 22, 2020: Two staff members test positive for COVID-19; high school only shifts to remote learning Nov. 23 & 24

Nov. 19, 2020: High school student tests positive for COVID-19; school remains open

Nov. 17, 2020: Mott Road student tests positive for COVID-19; school remains open

Nov. 16, 2020: Two students, two staff members test positive for COVID-19; all schools remain open

Nov. 13, 2020: F-M High School student tests positive for COVID-19; school remains open

Nov. 12, 2020: Wellwood and F-M High School students test positive for COVID-19; both schools remain open

Nov. 10, 2020: Wellwood to shift to remote instruction Tuesday, Nov. 10; Eagle Hill is able to re-open

Nov. 8, 2020: Eagle Hill to shift to remote instruction Monday, Nov. 9; three teachers test positive for COVID-19

Nov. 6, 2020: Eagle Hill staff member, Enders Road and high school hybrid cohort students test positive for COVID-19; schools remain open

Nov. 6, 2020: State cancels January 2021 High School Regents Examination Program

Nov. 5, 2020: Bus aide tests positive for COVID-19; schools remain open (Updated Nov. 6, 2020)

Nov.  1, 2020: F-M High School student learning remote tests positive for COVID-19; school remains open

October 2020

Oct.  30, 2020: Flu and COVID-19 symptoms are similar; COVID-19 test may be required if a student is ill

Oct. 26, 2020: Remote F-M High School student tests positive for COVID-19

Oct. 16, 2020: Mott Road teacher tests positive for COVID-19; school to remain open

Oct. 8, 2020: Health screening tool for students launches Oct. 10

Oct. 7, 2020: Two remote F-M students test positive for COVID-19

Oct. 2, 2020: Superintendent message to Fayetteville Elementary community

September 2020

Sept. 27, 2020: Fayetteville Elementary temporarily shifts to remote instruction

Sept. 24, 2020: Friday, Sept. 25, to be remote learning day at Wellwood Middle and Fayetteville Elementary schools; teacher tests positive for COVID-19

Sept. 24, 2020: Friday, Sept. 25, to be remote learning day at Fayetteville Elementary; teacher tests positive for COVID-19

Sept. 23: 2020: Thursday, Sept. 24, to be remote learning day at F-M High School; student tests positive for COVID-19

Sept. 22, 2020: District updates face covering, return to school after illness guidelines 

Sept. 17, 2020: Free breakfast and lunch available for all students through Dec. 31

Sept. 8, 2020: Food service implements changes to keep students safe

August 2020

Aug. 27, 2020: Local physician to support district in school reopening

Aug. 10, 2020: Schools cleared to reopen in September; parent forums scheduled

    July 2020

    July 31, 2020: School reopening plan submitted to state

    July 16, 2020: District establishing reopening advisory committee

    July 2, 2020: Summer meal resources are available for families in need

    March 26, 2020: OCFS survey helps connect parents to childcare