GH Summer Update

July 22, 2022


My name is Julie Santaella and I am the Principal of Government Hill Elementary School. I am so very happy that you will be joining or returning to our GH family this school year.

This will be my 4th year as Principal at Government Hill.

I hope you and your family continue to enjoy this summer but I thought I would share a quick update for upcoming events and plans.

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Online Registration or Enrollment

Returning Students

  • Who is a returning student?

    • Currently enrolled students who intend to return next year
    • Students changing divisions- Elementary to Middle, Middle to High
    • Students who have moved from one ASD zone to another ASD zone (you will need to provide proof of residency to your new school)
    • Incoming kindergartners that attended an Anchorage School District preschool program

    Online Registration

    Students who are returning and already enrolled in the district need to register.

New Students

  • Who is a New-to District Student?

    • Students who have never been enrolled in the Anchorage School District before
    • Students returning after having left the Anchorage School District to attend in another district or state
    • Incoming kindergartners that did not attend an Anchorage School District preschool program
    • Families interested in general education preschool programs should click HERE. Children attending a general education preschool program must first be accepted prior to completing pre-enrollment.


    Students who are new to the Anchorage School District need to enroll, including kindergartners.

In-person Registration

In-person Registration will be held at all Anchorage School District Schools

  • Elementary:

    • Tuesday, August 2 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Wednesday, August 3 - 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM & 5:00 to 7:00 PM
    • Thursday, August 4 - 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Back To School Barbecue

Our Back to School Barbecue is scheduled for August 15th from 4 PM- 6 PM. It will be held on the big playground. If you are new to Government Hill please see the Map Below.

We will have hot dogs provided by the Alaska Railroad, a free book give away, music and lots of fun. You will be able to see class lists on that day and meet your teacher.

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School Supplies

Here is the list for the supplies for this coming school year. The gray box below is a link to the supply list.

PTA is selling pre-packaged supplies online at:

For $12 you will receive:

  • 24 count crayola crayons

  • 12 count ticonderoga #2 pencils

  • 12 count crayola colored pencils

  • 1 pencil sharpener

  • 1 bottle of elmer's white glue

  • 1 elmer’s glue stick

  • 1 latex free eraser

  • 1 pair of scissors

.....and for each bundle purchased a bundle will go to a student in need.

Order your bundle now and pick it up at the back to school barbecue.

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Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15th)

I would like to start a new tradition this school year. I want to have an opening celebration on September 15th in the MPR from 5:00-7:00.

I would like for all of our families of Hispanic Heritage to "host a table" and share information about their heritage/culture (you can share a recipe with samples, share a song or dance, share your family journey to the US/Alaska, you can share historical information, share information about your favorite artist or author, the possibilities are endless. I would love for it to be in Spanish. If you are not of Hispanic Heritage and speak English, never fear, you can still participate. I would love for an English-Speaking Family and a Spanish Speaking Family to collaborate to host the table together. We can even possibly have multiple families with the same heritage join together to host one table.

I am also excited to announce that I have Indra Arriaga, Anchorage artist, coming to show her Film, Sabor Ártico, in the library that evening. We will have two presentations on the hour, since the film is 20 minutes long.

If you are interested in participating please fill out the google form:



I plan on having information/planning meetings on August 12 and August 26th at 5:00 PM.

6th Grade Leadership Academy

I would like to meet with the incoming 6th graders prior to the start of school for a short Leadership Academy. I plan on having team building activities and teach skills that will help our 6th graders be leaders and ambassadors for our school.

I will meet with students at school from 9 AM to 1 PM on August 10th and August 11th. I will provide breakfast and lunch.

Upon completion of the two day academy (8 hours) the students will earn a 6th Grade Leader t-shirt. I would love for all 6th graders to go through the academy. Depending on participation rate, I may calendar another academy on the weekend late August or Early September.

If you have an incoming 6th grader, please fill out the following google form:



Enrollment and Registration

If you haven't registered your returning student please go to parent connect and do so as soon as possible. This is very important for class lists. We are not able to put your child on a class list if they are not already registered. Parent Connect:

If you need help with your PIN or Password go to:

If you have a child that is an in-coming student or new to district you are able to enroll and register them now as well. Please go to:

If you need help to complete the documents or need access to a computer In-Person Registration will be held on:

  • Tuesday, August 2 - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 3 - 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM & 5:00 to 7:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 4 - 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Next Newsletter

I will send another Newsletter August 5th.


  • OPEN HOUSE which is tentatively set for the week of the 24th, after school.
  • Information for new Kindergarten Parents.
  • Review of School Wide Policies and Procedures; to include parking lot information.


If you have any questions, comments or concerns please email me at: or call me at 907-742-5045. I am also on messenger on Facebook.