March 24 COVID-19 update: District emphasizes importance of social distancing

To help mitigate the impact of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, Fayetteville-Manlius School District officials are asking students to continue practicing social distancing. 

Following this past weekend, the district received multiple phone calls and messages from concerned community members who stated that children were seen gathering together in various neighborhoods.

“We understand that students miss interacting with their friends,” F-M Superintendent Craig Tice said. “Right now, maintaining physical distance from one another can help protect our most vulnerable community members.”

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, social distancing is one potential mitigation strategy to reduce transmission of COVID-19, and includes avoiding large gatherings of people and maintaining a distance of six feet from others.  

Food Service continues meal program

F-M Food Service offers grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals to students who participate in the free and reduced-price meal program.

Eligible families who have not already signed up for F-M’s grab-and-go meal service should contact F-M’s Food Service Director at 315-692-1809 or Please indicate which school is most convenient for meal pickup and whether transportation is an issue.   

Continued communications

The district will continue to update the community via the district website with any new information and frequently asked questions.  

Any time-sensitive, critical information will be shared via the district’s SchoolMessenger notification system, which sends email, text message and phone call notifications, depending upon how parents subscribed to the system.

More COVID-19 information and previous F-M COVID-19 communications