On Tuesday, Dec. 22, the Fayetteville-Manlius School District was notified that six individuals within the school community have tested positive for COVID-19.
The positive cases include the following:
- An Eagle Hill Middle School cohort C student who has been following a fully-remote instructional schedule since the start of the 2020-21 school year. Therefore, there were no exposures at the school.
- An Enders Road Elementary School cohort A student who was last in school Dec. 7. Contact tracing determined that there were no exposures at the school.
- A Fayetteville Elementary School staff member who was last in school on Dec. 15. Contact tracing has determined that there were no exposures at the school.
- Two Fayetteville Elementary School cohort B students who were last in school Dec. 4 and Dec. 11. Contact tracing for both determined that there were no exposures at the school.
- An F-M High School cohort A student who was last in school on Dec. 15. Contact tracing has determined that there were no exposures at the school.
All F-M schools will continue to follow a fully-remote instructional schedule through Wednesday, Dec. 23, which is the last day of instruction before the district’s winter break, which concludes on Jan. 1. At this time, the district plans to return to its regular hybrid instructional model on Jan. 4.
To reduce the number of district-related emails families and staff will receive during winter break, the district will share in January before school resumes a summary of any positive staff or student cases that it learns about during the break. The summary will be shared via SchoolMessenger and on the district website.
Throughout the break, the district will continue to update the NY COVID-19 Dashboard as it learns about positive cases, contact tracing will still take place and school principals will reach out in a timely manner to any individuals who may need to quarantine.
If there is news that requires action, an email, phone call or text will be sent prior to the summary.
Due to privacy laws, the district cannot provide any additional information about the individuals noted above who tested positive for COVID-19. If you would like to be tested out of an abundance of caution, please visit the New York State COVID-19 web page to find a testing location near you or talk with your healthcare provider.
The individuals who tested positive will not return to school until they meet the protocols set by the New York State Department of Health.