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 Mrs. 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

I hope you are all enjoying your summer. My wish is that you all have had the chance to get away or have made plans to get away before the start of the new school-year (August 25th). We are excited to announce that Southgate continues to grow as the top school in all of Hayward. We have been working hard all summer planning curriculum, programs, assemblies and other fun activities to make this school year an even more special year for OUR children.


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 st 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. 21


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.


Million Father March


A Special Message for Fathers and/or Special Men in the Lives of Our Young People 

Hayward Unified School District encourages Fathers to take their children to school on the first day, Wednesday, August 25, 2016. For the last five  years we have had amazing turnouts of supportive parents on the first day of school. We expect nothing short of an amazing turnout this year. 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 Fathers 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 25th to support your child and the Hayward community as we take a stance to improve our schools and celebrate our students’ successes.

Parent Info

Our first Parent Teacher Association will be held on September 7th at 6pm in the MPR. 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 improving the work environment for the students and providing assisting in 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 first meeting Wednesday, September 14th at 1:30pm in Room 8. 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. If you are a parent of an English Learner please join us on September 14th.


The first School Site Council meeting will be September 27th in room 7 at 4pm. The School Site Council plays an intricate role in developing the Single Plan for Student Achievement. The School Site Council also ensures all purchases made from federal or state funded resources are used appropriately.


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.

School Events

8/15 & 16 - Packet Pick-Up 

8/18 & 19 - Packet Return 

8/25 - 1st Day 12:45p Dismissal 

8/26 - Mini. Day 12:45p Dismissal

9/5 - No School 

9/7 - PTA Meeting 6p

9/14 - ELAC Meeting 1:30p

9/21 - Back to School Night 

9/27 - Picture Day

9/27 - School Site Council 4p

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 2015

Basketball Pics

Southgate Cheer Squad

Great Pictures From Southgate