Dear F-M Community,
As you have likely heard, what is being called an ‘once in a generation’ storm is bearing down on Central New York. The storm is forecasted to impact our area Friday morning. Many of you reached out to myself and others in the district after our recent snow storm to share your concerns about our school delay and/or cancellation procedures. Please be assured that the safety of our staff and students is at the forefront of every decision that I make regarding our schools being open during inclement weather. In hindsight, with the changing weather conditions, we should have closed last Friday out of abundance of caution. I listened carefully to all of your feedback, particularly about early notification of closings and or delay (whenever possible) and better communication about district decision-making.
To that end, I am announcing today that the Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District will be closed tomorrow, Friday, December 23, 2022. The weather forecasts indicate that the storm track has shifted and that travel conditions will be hazardous during the late morning portion of the school day which could lead to dangerous conditions for the commute home and or a possible early student dismissal. I am making this announcement now so that our staff and parents can make arrangements for their families including childcare. Please be sure to pay attention to any travel advisories or states of emergency that may be issued by Onondaga County.
Thank you for your patience and your understanding.
I wish you all an enjoyable holiday break!
Craig J. Tice, Ph.D.
Superintendent of Schools