Early dismissal drill scheduled for Nov. 20

Fayetteville-Manlius School District’s annual go home early drill will be held Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Students will be dismissed from school 15 minutes early and required to leave the buildings at the following times:

  • F-M High School: 1:52 p.m.
  • Middle schools: 2:20 p.m.
  • Elementary schools: 3:10 p.m.

School buses will follow their regular afternoon drop-off routes.

A go home early dismissal may be used in a situation where it is necessary to transport students home prior to regular dismissal times. The district may send students home early in the event of emergencies, such as a snow/ice storm, that prohibits normal dismissal.

“The go home early drill gives families an opportunity to prepare for an unexpected dismissal, which could happen at any time during the school year,” Superintendent Craig J. Tice said. “We ask that families take the time to review their individual plans so children have an understanding of where they need to go and what they need to do in the event of an early dismissal from school.”