Fayetteville-Manlius School District students and staff members at Eagle Hill Middle School and Fayetteville-Manlius High School should plan to participate in a fully-remote instructional day on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3.
Both schools are used as polling stations for the general election.
During the Sept. 21 F-M Board of Education meeting, F-M Superintendent Craig Tice suggested shifting Cohort A’s Nov. 3 in-person learning schedule to a remote instructional day. This schedule adjustment protects the health and safety of students and staff members and allows for continuity of teaching and learning in both schools while the general public is using the facility as a polling place.
Members concurred with Dr. Tice’s suggestion, which did not require formal board approval since students will continue to receive instruction.
The district usually holds one of its Staff Development days on Election Day, but this year it was necessary to provide educators with professional development time prior to the start of school.
On Nov. 3, Eagle Hill and F-M High School students in Cohorts A, B and C should log into Schoology as they would for a remote-only instructional day.
Per this year’s hybrid learning schedule, Wednesday, Nov. 4 will also be a remote-only day for students in Cohorts A, B and C. All school buildings, including Eagle Hill and F-M High School will be thoroughly deep-cleaned and prepared for the return of Cohort B students, who resume in-person learning on Nov. 5.