COVID-19 planning, response and information

2021-22 school reopening plans 

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

While the district awaits receiving 2021-22 school reopening guidance from local and state officials, F-M leaders are anticipating and planning for a full return to in-person learning five days-a-week for K-12 students starting in September 2021.

The district expects some COVID-19 protocols will likely remain in place for the 2021-22 school year, depending upon on what guidance is released.

Remote instruction

In the event an official order requires the district to offer remote instruction during the upcoming school year, it has been decided that Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES and its faculty will provide the instruction. F-M educators will resume providing in-person instruction only.

More information about the district’s 2021-22 reopening plans will be shared with families during the summer recess.

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.

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

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

May 2021

May 25, 2021: COVID-19 case reported; all schools remain open

May 24, 2021: Remote students test positive for COVID-19; all schools remain open

May 18, 2021: Staff member tests positive for COVID-19; all schools remain open

May 17, 2021: F-M student tests positive for COVID-19; all schools remain open

May 14, 2021: COVID-19 case reported; all schools remain open

May 10, 2021: COVID-19 case reported; all schools remain open

May 7, 2021: Student tests positive for COVID-19; all schools remain open

May 5, 2021: Positive COVID-19 case reported; all schools remain open

May 4, 2021: Student tests positive for COVID-19; all schools remain open

May 3, 2021: Two positive COVID-19 cases reported; schools remain open