Brian White
26601 Calaroga Ave
Hayward, CA 94545



November 3rd and 11th!!

School Events

11/3 -- No School

11/ 5 --  PTA

11/11 -- No School

11/14 -- Movie Night 

PTA News



I would like to take the time to thank all parents, staff, and students for making the first 8 weeks of  school a very successful experience for all. I truly appreciate the partnerships that have been developed in the Southgate community. I understand that the #1 ingredient for success in any business or organization is positive/productive relationships. Thank you all for working in such a collaborative and cohesive way. I love the Southgate Family.  September was Attention to Attendance Month. I would like to acknowledge the efforts of our parents and students for doing a remarkable job of being present and on-time everyday. Our 3rd, 5th, and 6th grade students had approximately a 99% attendance rate over the first six weeks of school. Those percentages are unprecedented at Southgate. Keep up the great work!

Overall, Southgate reached it’s goal of a 97% attendance rate, but we can do a lot better. Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten parents please please please make every effort to make sure your students are at school daily. It is very important that our students get familiar with the routines of school at a young age. October is Perfect Homework Month. As a school we are trying to reinforce the importance of homework with students. Homework promotes strong work ethic and develops healthy habits later in life. Please encourage/support your students so that they can complete their homework on a nightly basis. Students who have perfect homework during the month of October will receive a coupon to get a free burrito, chips and drink from Tacos Uruapan. 

October also brings us Red Ribbon/Ally Week. From October 23rd until October 31st Southgate will focus its curriculum on educating students on making healthy choices. We have a myriad of assemblies and activities scheduled to emphasize the importance of positive decision-making.

Southgate Student Honored

Reynaldo Muro Hernandez was honored by Hayward Unified School District and Hayward Rotary. Reynaldo scored a perfect score on both English Language Arts and Math on the STAR test.  The Rotary Club hosted a Hall of Fame Award Ceremony on December 16.  He received a banner that will hang in our multi-use room. Congratulations Reynaldo!  We are so proud of you!

Hayward Public Library

Southgate is happy to announce the start of the Homework Support Center in collaboration with the Hayward Public Library.  The Homework Support Center will be held in Room 31 Monday through Thursday.  The hours on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday are from 2:45 until 4:45 and on Wednesday from  1:15 to 3:15.  Students will attend for 1/2 hour sessions.

What does the Homework Support Center provide?

  • Free homework help and homework supplies to registered students, on a drop-in basis.
  • Quality, individual attention from volunteer tutors who work with students in small groups (3:1 ratio), directly on their homework assignments and projects.
  • Help for students to understand their homework (not homework completion).

To enroll, you can obtain an enrollment packet from our school office.

Questions?  Contact Lindsey Vien @ 510-881-7535 or

Educational Resources

The Hayward Library offers many resources for students and families.

Check it out!!


Foster a warm, welcoming environment for all our families,

Build a foundation of confidence and culture of success,

Ensure high levels of student engagement in classrooms where instruction is multi-sensory and layered with all the necessary supports.

Mission Statement

In a caring culture of success, the Southgate community motivates, inspires, develops skills, and builds confidence to awaken the highest potential in every member.

Raising Leaders; Touching Lives

Southgate Elementary School has a philosophy and programs purposefully designed to meet the needs of students transitioning into adolescents.  We believe that all students should be exposed to comprehensive academic curriculum, guided by state and district standards .

All students participate in a rigorous academic program which maintains, reinforces and expands academic skills so all students can become productive, responsible, and compassionate citizens in our ever-changing community.

Homework Help

Homework can provide many benefits for children. It can improve memory and comprehension, develop study skills, and teach children how to manage time. You can help by making sure your kids have a quiet, well-lit place to do homework and provide assistance, but not complete answers. Learn how to help your kids with homework and succeed in school.

Box Tops for Education

The money earned from Box Tops for Education will go a long way in funding student field trips through-out the year. The Box Tops for Education Program, rewards parents, students and teachers for purchasing day to day products at your local grocery stores. These companies reward your loyalty by donating funds back to your child’s school.

On the top of many grocery products you’ll find a pink Box Top. Examples of products that have this logo are: Cereal, Kleenex, Ziploc, Granola Bars, Pillsbury Products, etc. If you cut out the Box Top and send it to school with your child we get 10 cents for every one! Make sure you cut them out along the dotted lines. Please do not cut off the expiration date. 

The class that brings in the most Box Tops by the end of the year earns an ICE CREAM PARTY!! So let’s get collecting! Any questions please see Mrs. Lopez.

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