World Champion

Dania Silva

For the second consecutive year, one of our very own was crowned with the distinction as the World’s Best. On February 19th, 3rd grade student, Dania Silva, won her second consecutive Pan Kids Jiu Jitsu IBBJJF Championship, hosted by the International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation. It is the largest amateur youth Jiu Jitsu Tournament in the world. Silva competed in the Pee Wee 3 Female Light - Feather Division, winning all her matches in route to yet another title. Congrats Dania! Thank you for making Southgate shine!




Common Core

As we move to the Common Core Standards, here are some resources to help you understand. 

Common Core Parent Guides from the National PTA

This a collection of brief guides what students are expected to learn in each grade.  Designed for parents, and helpful for teachers. 

Box Tops for Ed.


The money earned  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 Ms. Lopez.



Brian White
26601 Calaroga Ave
Hayward, CA 94545

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.


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 standardsAll 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.

From the Desk of Mr. White

Daylight Savings is here, the days are getting longer, and spring is right around the corner. This means it’s time to really narrow our focus, as we prepare for May Accountability Testing. Our students and teachers are hard at work learning new standards, while reviewing concepts taught earlier this year. In the midst of our daily instruction, our teachers are finding time to familiarize our students with the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) - our end of the year assessment. Teachers are spending time each week reviewing key concepts, reminding the students of different test taking strategies and administering practice test questions. Our goals are to continue our claim as the top performing school in Hayward and begin to move up the county and state rankings.

Parents can help prepare their children for the CAASPP assessment by reviewing their child’s homework, reading with their child 30 minutes per day, and asking your child questions about what they read. Getting at least 8 hours of sleep, eating a good breakfast and getting to school on time are also key in helping students prepare for learning.

Before & After School Classes

I would like to send a heartfelt shout-out to all the teachers and students who are putting in the extra time before and afterschool our normal school hours participating in enrichment and intervention classes. Our GATE (Gifted & Talented Education) classes, led by Mrs. Nand and Mrs. Reed, are focusing on Shakespearian Literature and Theatrical Arts.

We also have several after-school reading groups happening at all grade levels. Keep up the hardwork everyone. It’s the extra effort that we put in everyday, which has made Southgate the #1 school in the surrounding area.

Southgate Art Show

Southgate is hosting an Art Show, on Wednesday, April 5th, afterschool. The art exhibit will highlight all the great artwork students have produced this school-year. Southgate teachers have invested a lot of time and effort into integrating art into their daily curriculum. Thanks to our PTA we were also able to provide our students with professional art instruction from Sun Gallery Inc. The art show gives us a great opportunity to recognize our students’ artistic talents. If your child has a special art project that they would like to display in the exhibit, please contact your child’s teacher.

Talent Show

It’s that time of year to start preparing for the 2017 Southgate Talent Show. If your child is interested in participating in the talent show they must complete an entry form by March 24th. The actual tryouts will be held on March 29th.


Southgate Pictures

Parent Info

Our Parent Teacher Association will hold their next meeting on March 16th. The PTA is focused on school beautification, providing fun/educational activities for our community, and providing more play equipment & structures for our students at recess. This year a special emphasis will be placed on integrating technology and art to enrich our students. If you would like to be a part of these projects please come out and support.

Southgate’s English  Language Advisory Committee will hold their next meeting Wednesday, April 5th. Our ELAC is a very involved group of  parents, who ensure our English Learners are receiving all the proper supports and accommodations that would allow equal access to the general curriculum.

The next School Site Council & AASAI meetings will be held Wednesday March 22 in room 25 at 6pm. The School Site Council plays an integral role in developing the Single Plan for Student Achievement. The African American Student Achievement Initiative works to solve equity issues concerning African American students and families.

If you would like to volunteer in classrooms or chaperone field trips, HUSD requires that you must be fingerprinted. Please come by the office and pick up a volunteer packet.

Students and Parents arriving on campus prior to 8:05am must wait in the Multi-Purpose Room until the 8:05am bell— unless parents are visiting the office or have an appointment with a teacher.

Southgate is

We are dedicated to the continued pursuit of uplifting our community, building confidence in our students and developing a culture of success on campus – living by our 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.” The Southgate School staff is committed to HUSD’s vision that all students will be prepared, challenged and motivated in a 21st century learning environment that develops the physical, intellectual and emotional success of all learners. At Southgate, our philosophy and academic program is designed to meet the needs of each and every students within our community.


Southgate strives to be a pillar of strength in our community. We want excellence for our students and would like to provide as much support for our families as possible. Our goals remain steadfast. We plan to 1) be the highest performing school in the district and remain in that position, 2) surround our students and families with the support necessary to be successful, and 3) continue to build school spirit. 


The Southgate staff is committed to fostering healthy relationships with our parents.  In 2016-17, it will take parents and teachers working together to ensure OUR students reach their full potential. It has been proven that parent involvement is the most important factor in student success in school. It has also been proven that good attendance leads to improved classroom performance. Parents please remember good attendance is important to high student achievement. Please support us in making sure your student is at school daily.


We have many ways in which parents can get involved. We invite all parents to become members of our School Site Council, Parent-Teacher Association (PTA), English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC), African American Parent Group, and/or volunteer in our Parent Center.

Great Pictures From Southgate

School Events

3/31 Cesar Chavez Day, No School

4/7 Minimum Day, 12:45 Dismissal

4/10 - 14 Spring Recess

5/26 Minimum Day, 12:45 Dismissal

5/29 Memorial Day, No School

6/12 - 13 Minimum Day, 12:45 Dismissal

6/14 Last Day of School


At Southgate We:

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.

1st Day 2016

Student Info

Pennies For Patients

Thank you to all who are participating in our Pennies for Patients Philanthropy Drive. This year’s drive means a lot to us as several members of the Southgate family continue to fight a courageous battle against multiple forms of cancer.  At Southgate, we teach our students more than just Language Arts and Math. We teach our students how to care for the community in which they live.

Pennies for Patients gives us the opportunity to take the loose coins we find in our couch cushions or in between our seats in our cars and put those dimes, nickels, and pennies to good use.

Each student and classroom has a donation box for collections. There will be prizes for top donating students and classrooms. The philanthropic fundraiser began on March 6th and will continue until March 24th. Let’s team up and do something good for those in need. Thank you for all the donations we have received thus far. Keep it up!!! Go Grizzlies!


Cheerleading & Basketball

Our Boy's Basketball team continue there season Saturday, March 25th, at Sunset Gym at 9:30am. The Grizzlies will compete for a spot in the Hayward Area Recreational Division Elementary School final. Good Luck!!! Go Grizzlies!!!!!   


Also practices continue for cheerleading. Students interested in cheerleading (K—6th grade) please contact Ruby Hall at or 510 688 3232.  

Basketball Pics

Southgate Cheer Squad