Principal

Brian White
26601 Calaroga Ave
Hayward, CA 94545
510-723-3905
bwhite@husd.us

Welcome Back

It’s August and the start of school is right around the corner. We’re looking forward to a momentous year for our Southgate community. Southgate strives to be a pillar of strength in our community. Southgate continues to rank in the top-3 in the district in student performance and achievement. I believe this is the year we step up to become the #1 school in all of Hayward. 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.”

School Events

8/12 - Packet Pick-up

8/20/14 - Afternoon Kindergarten Visit (2:00pm)

8/18 - Class Rosters Posted

8/21 - First Day of School

8/21 - Million Father March

8/21 and 8/22 - Minimum Days

9/3 - PTA Mtg 6:00 PM

9/10 - ELAC Mtg 1:30

9/17 - Back to School Night

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Million Father March

Hayward Unified School District encourages Fathers to take their children to school on the first day, Thursday, August 21, 2014. The Million Father March has become a special day that fathers use to make a commitment to their children, their families, their communities and their nation with their dynamic presence at schools across the country. This is the real Father's Day! So if you are a father, grandfather, foster father, stepfather, uncle, cousin, big brother, or significant male caregiver, please take the time to come out on August 21st and support your child and the Hayward community as we take a stance to improve our schools and celebrate our students’ successes. For more information go to http://blackstarproject.org/action/ See you there!!

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 Lindsey.Vien@Hayward-ca.gov

Educational Resources

The Hayward Library offers many resources for students and families.

Check it out!!

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.

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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