Principal's Corner



Dear Parents:


 Happy Ground Hogs Day! I hear he saw his shadow so we have six more weeks of winter.

As always, please make sure that your children are coming to school dressed for the wintery weather.


Last week we altered our schedule, and classes began cross country skiing outside for one hour. We have one more week so be sure students have enough gear to keep them warm outside for an hour. Students are required to participate in all school activities, including PE and recess, so please have students dress accordingly.


Third quarter parent-teacher conferences will be held Wednesday and Thursday, February 21st and 22nd. Please sign up for conferences. The scheduler opens on February 5th(directions included in this newsletter). This is a wonderful opportunity to share student strengths, needs and year–end goals. Please make sure you sign up early–the slots fill up fast. We are shooting for a 100% attendance rate for parent attendance. If you are unable to sign up on line, please call the office and we can help sign you up for a time.


Congratulations to our students that participated in the Spelling Bee. Sarah Rodriguez was our winner and Wesley Hall is our runner-up. Sarah will be representing Spring Hill at the Alaska State Spelling Bee on March 29th.


Good luck to our Battle of the book teams. They will be representing Spring Hill in the District Battle 5/6th Grade Battle will be on February 6th and 3rd /4th will be on February 8th.

 Idita-read – Our hallway is lined with Iditarod checkpoints for readers to make their way to Nome. Information is being sent home with your child. All students who reach the end of the Iditarod trail will participate in a party. Read- on!


 Lana Bailey


Spring Hill Elementary




Traffic Reminders

The bus loop is reserved for buses only. Parent drivers may pull into the parking lot and park or they may wait in their car until they are loaded in the student loading area. Staff are on duty to help safely load students on the right side of the car only. Please watch for the crossing guards and all signage in the area. Please do not use your cell phones while in the loading zone. Student safety is our utmost concern. 


Frequent absences, tardies and being excused early are disruptive to an entire class.  We are aware that family emergencies do occur; however, teachers are reviewing homework and preparing students to go home between 3-3:30 p.m.  If after-school changes or reminders need to be made, a phone call earlier in the day would be greatly appreciated.  Also, throughout the year, if any of your contact information (phone #’s, addresses) changes, please contact the school office, at 742-5450, so we can update our records for the safety of your children.

TARDIES/ABSENCES:  Students arriving late need to sign in at the office and get an “orange” slip to give to their teacher.  Classes begin at 9:00 a.m. and if students are not in their rooms they are considered tardy.  Please call the office by 9:30 a.m. to report your child’s absence on our attendance line, 742-5467.

STUDENTS ARRIVING EARLY:  Students should not arrive to school before 8:45 a.m. as there is no supervision before this time.

VISITORS:  When coming to the school to volunteer or visit a child’s classroom, sign IN & OUT at the front office and wear a visitor sticker!  This is for safety purposes in the event of an emergency as well as the safety of our students.  We check these lists to make sure everyone is accounted for when we do emergency drills of any kind.