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Fancher Staff Shout Outs

Fancher families, community members, students, and staff we invite you to take the time to recognize a Fancher Elementary teacher and/or staff for going above and beyond. Click the link above.

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Important Reminder when students are late

Important reminder if your student is late in the morning, you will need to come with them to the front office and sign them in. Students enter the building at 8:40am and school starts at 8:45am.
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Important Upcoming Dates

  • February 13th - Parent Teacher Conference Sign-up will be emailed out
  • February 15th - Kindergarten Kick Off @ Vowles 6:00-7:30 (Early Bird-District Kick Off)
  • February 17th & 20th - NO SCHOOL
  • March 1st - Report Cards Tri 2 go home
  • March 2nd/3rd - Parent Teacher Conferences
  • March 3rd - NO SCHOOL due to Parent Teacher Conferences
  • March 6th & 7th - NO SCHOOL
  • March 24th - March 31st - Spring Break NO SCHOOL

Parent Teacher Conferences

Thursday, March 2nd - 5:30-8pm

Friday, March 3rd - 9:30am-12 & 1-3:30pm

For our Winter Parent Teacher Conferences, buildings will be hosting virtual or in-person Parent Teacher Conferences and we will schedule this through Calendly. Please make sure the school & teacher have your current email as soon as possible!

By Tuesday, February 14th, you should have received a LINK by EMAIL specific to your child's teacher and their conference schedule. If you do not receive a link by 5pm February 14th - please email your child's teacher or let the front office know. You will be able to click on that link and select from one of our dates and times on March 2nd & 3rd. It will then go directly to the teachers google calendar and make a Google Meet link. Be sure to click either Google Meet for a virtual conference or Fancher Elementary as a location for in-person.

As a parent, you will receive an email confirmation that has the Google Meet link address to go to for your conference on March 2nd or 3rd.

*If requested a phone conference can take the place of a "virtual or in-person" conference. If you would like to schedule a virtual conference with a specials teacher (Computers, Music, PE) or Counselor, you can do so by signing up below with the specific specials teachers in the google slides.

Directions for Parents

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MPPS has paraprofessional job openings

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Bus Expectations

Fancher students have been learning about Bus Expectations. We understand that not every student rides the bus regularly. However, at some point this spring, usually classes take field trips where they utilize the bus. Students also had a chance to go on the bus with their class to hear about the expectations from our drivers. Students that ride regularly, may, bring home a BUS BUCK. A BUS BUCK certificate can be turned into their school for a dojo points or free popcorn.

We focused on 3 main things to make a successful bus ride:

1. Students must be stayed fully seated while on the bus.

2. Students must use quiet/low voices so the driver can focus on the roads, hear emergency sirens or use his/her walkie to talk to other students while the bus is moving.

3. Students must keep their hands and feet to themselves while on the bus.

We are hoping that families that particularly have students that ride frequently can review these expectations with their child at home.

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Please be sure to call our front office when your student is absent 989-775-2230

Illness Reminders

For the health and safety of our staff and students - it is very important every morning families are screening their own child before sending them to school for the day.
  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees
  • Sore Throat
  • New uncontrolled cough causing difficulty breathing
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or abdominal pain
  • New onset of severe headache, especially with fever

Please continue to communicate with your child's building of any new situations that affect your family by calling us at 989-775-2260 or emailing Mrs. Wendi Chaffin at

If your child is not feeling well and/or going to be absent, please call the school, and we will contact their teacher to let them know of the absence.

Cold & Flu Season

If your child is sick, absent or showing signs of COVID, please call the Fancher Elementary Office at 775-2230 before 10:00 each morning to let us know. Or email Mrs. Wendi Chaffin at It is important you contact an office staff member so we can be sure to "verify" the absence. When a doctor's note is provided we can change the verified absence to an "excused."

For safety reasons, families will receive a phone call by 10:40 am for any student that is marked as Absent each morning in Power School. You can deter getting that call from our system by calling us in the morning to let us know of your child's absence and their reason for the absence.

Our codes we use for absences are:

UA-Unexcused Absence

Any absence that has not been reported by a parent or guardian and/or any absence that is not listed as an Excused Absence in Board Policy.

AV-Verified Absence

An absence that the parent verifies or explains. Example: (1) The student doesn’t feel well, and is staying home, but is not visiting the doctor. (2) The family is taking an extra long weekend, vacation, etc.

EA-Excused Absence

Absences that meet the definition of an Excused Absence based on MPPS Board Policy.

*Illness or professional appointments with a doctors note *Death of a relative

*Observance of Religious Holidays

Below are images to our attendance policy but it can also be found in the front of your child's Agenda....

Colder Weather is HERE!

With colder temperatures please make sure your student brings the proper winter gear with them to school. We go outside each day unless it is raining or below 0 for a classroom recess and a lunch recess.

Students need to have warm clothing, including winter coat, hat, gloves/mittens, boots, snow pants. These items can be expensive, if you need help please write in a note in your child's school agenda for their teacher. We can see how we can help.

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Please Label your Student's Items

We would love to see our lost & found items claimed, but also to keep the lost & found to a minimum. Families can help us by LABELING EVERYTHING!

Use a permanent marker to label your child's name on lunchboxes, school supplies, backpacks, water bottles, child's clothes (utilize the inside tags of sweatshirts, jackets, shoes, and snowpants). We will periodically check labels and post pictures of items to be claimed - check out the Fancher Facebook page.

Send an extra pair of clothes to stay in your student's locker, place in a ziplock bag or plastic grocery bag, label with their name.

Clothing Inc.

With the colder temperatures and snowy weather, please send your student with labeled snow gear; including boots, gloves, hat, coat, snow pants. If you are in need of assistance with getting the proper clothing you can set up an appointment with Clothing Inc. which is located just down the road from Fancher Elementary book an appointment here -, or contact your student's teacher.

Pokemon Cards, Toys, and Electronics

Friendly reminder from our Student Handbook at the front of your student's agenda - toys, trading cards, and pokemon cards should be left at home. We want to make sure things are not lost or stolen at school - and we can best do this by leaving items home. pg. 3 of Handbook

Electronic Devices

Such as cell phones, iPods, cameras, tablets are strongly recommended to be left at home, they are not permitted on our playground or in a student's desk during the school day. If the objects are at school they need to remain safely tucked away in backpacks from 8:40am to 3:49pm.

Emergency Safety Drills

Last week students and staff practiced our first lockdown DRILL, where a uniformed officer comes into the building wearing a bright green vest to represent the threat. Any student or staff member who sees the green vest notifies the closest adult to place the building into lockdown mode for the DRILL. Our students and staff did an excellent job with this, we were secured quickly, an all call announcement is made and 911 is notified of our drill.

This week students will be discussing in their classrooms what to do in an emergency situation if we need to evacuate the building. We have practiced a Fire Drill as a building, this will practice will be evacuating and relocating to our rally point which is just down from Fancher at Rowe Hall.

During the school year, our buildings are obligated to practice at least 5 Fire Drills, 2 Tornado Drills and 3 Lockdown drills. At times, we do have our YSU Liason or other police officers from the Police Department assist in our drills. We cover with our students the locations of where to go for each drill, what to do during specific drills, and how to properly evacuate when it is needed. You can also find this information in your child's Handbook in the front of the student agenda.

I encourage you to check out our district website where we have information that pertains to our district school safety. Click here to get to the website.

Second Steps - Social & Emotional Curriculum

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WIN Groups

WIN (What I Need) academic and social skill groups have begun for Math, Reading, and/or social skills at each grade level.

These groups are designed to target what each student needs and then grow him/her in that skill area.

Groups meet daily to work on reading or math for 30 minutes. This time each day is crucial because students are able to work at their level, uninterrupted.

Students may change groups as their skill set grows and as needs change. We are excited to watch our students grow and as readers, mathematicians, and in their social skills as a result of these groups, supporting the learning that is taking place in the classroom!

Medication & Student Medical Needs

Reminder from our Welcome Fancher Newsletter- to make sure the school is aware of any medical needs ASAP!

Please bring any medication (over the counter or prescription) THIS INCLUDES STUDENT INHALERS, to the front office at Fancher. A signed release form from the student's doctor will need to be submitted, according to school policy. Thank you for your assistance with this.

Fancher Spirit Wear

  • The Fancher Elementary School spirit wear sale has begun! Choose from hundreds of spirit wear designs and garments that are delivered to your home in days! Visit

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February Bookshelf

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MPPS Transportation

Transportation Deptartment

Request for Transportation use the form linked here

Bus routes typically arrive around 8:35am at our school building. If you need to sign your child up for transportation, please fill out REQUEST FOR TRANSPORTATION FORM at the above website.

We ask for your patience the first few days of bus pick-ups as several students were added to routes after back to school open houses. The original time given by the bus driver may be later than expected.

Before & After School Care

REMINDER - No Outside Food for Student Lunches

Friendly reminder of our No Outside Food policy for Student Lunch time. Students must bring their lunch to school or choose a school lunch option.

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Family Resources

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ESS Art Contest

We are excited to announce our 5th year of the ESS Art Contest 2023. It starts on Monday, January 23rd! The contest is open to public and charter school students in grades K-12 throughout the continental United States.

Quick Facts About the Contest

  • The contest information is located at
  • To enter, students must submit a drawing or painting with an image representing “If you could take a school field trip anywhere, where would you go?”
  • The contest ends on March 12th, 8:00 pm Eastern Time.
  • The top five finalists in each Grade Group will be featured on ESS’ Facebook and Instagram during the week of April 10th for public voting.
  • Public voting ends on April 16th, 8:00 pm Eastern Time.
  • Winners will be announced on April 19th.
  • Winning students will receive a $500 American Express gift card, plus $500 for their school.
  • Attached is an 8.5” x 11” digital flyer for printing and distributing! The attachment can only be viewed from a laptop, tablet, or desktop computer.
  • If you have any questions, email

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Bright by Text shares tips and info just for you: based on your child's age and where you live.

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MPPS New Website & App

Have you checked out our new website - it is pretty slick!

Download the new Mt. Pleasant Public Schools app!

Download on the App Store

or Get it on Google Play

*scroll to the bottom of the MPPS website and see Stay Connected and the links to download

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Food Services

Where's the Lunch Menu?

Download the app on your phone or click the photo below.

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Fancher Elementary

Fancher Elementary provides a supportive environment to ensure academic, social and emotional growth for students to reach their full potential while transitioning between elementary and middle school.

Office Hours 8:00am-4:00pm