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Hayward, CA 94545


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Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten Registration

TK and Kindergarten registration will now take place at our new enrollment center, the Parent Resource Center Hub, located at 24823 Soto Road, Hayward.  The phone number is 510-723-3857, FAX 510-781-6105.

March 3rd – Registration Packet will be available at  Please complete the registration form online and print.

You must have an appointment to enroll your child.

If you need to complete an Open Enrollment Form, please submit a completed form between March 9th and April 17th.  Forms are available at


  1. To enroll a child in kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year, your child must be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015.
  2. Your child must have a physical exam dated on or after March 3, 2015.
  3. All immunization records must be up to date as required by law.
  • Polio (4 doses at any age but 3 doses meet requirement for ages 4-6 if at least one was given on or after 4th birthday)
  • DTP (5 doses at any age but 4 doses meet requirement for ages 4-6 if at least one was given on or after 4th birthday)
  • MMR (2 doses, both on or after 1st birthday)
  • Hepatitis B (3 doses at any age)
  • Varicella (Chickenpox) (1 dose)
  1. Your child must have a birth certificate.  Passport or baptismal certificate may also be acceptable.
  2. You must have 2 separate documents showing the parent name and address.  Reasonable documentation includes but is not limited to any of the following:
  • Current Utility Bill
  • State Agency Mail
  • Housing Authority Voucher
  • Property Tax Bill
  • Current W-2 Form
  • Rental or Lease Agreement


Students turning 5 years old on or before September 1, 2015 will register for kindergarten.

Transitional Kindergarten:

Students turning 5 years old between September 2 and December 2, 2015 will register for Transitional Kindergarten.

School Events

5/11 - Field Trip Rooms 24 & 26 

5/13 - ELAC Meeting 1:30pm Room 8 

5/19 - Book Fair 5:30pm

5/19 - 4th - 6th Grade Concert 6pm

5/19 - Open House 6:30pm

5/22 - Staff vs Students Baseball Game 1pm

5/25 - No School Memorial Day

5/26 - School Site Council Meeting 4pm  

5/27 - SBDM Meeting 3pm  

5/27 - Volunteer Tea

5/28 - Field Trip Rooms 3, 6, 8

5/29 - Field Day  

Four Southgate Students Honored At City Hall


Southgate is pleased to announce that four of our students have been selected as winners in the 2015 City of Hayward Earth Day Poster and Essay Contest!  Angelo Mindanao and Mark Sarmiento have been selected as a 1st place Essay Winners, Enrique Rodriquez has been selected as a 2nd Place Essay Winner, and Arsheya Chand has been selected as a 3rd Place Essay Winner.

The students are invited to attend an Awards Presentation ceremony, which will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, at the beginning of the City Council meeting.  The students will be recognized promptly at 7:00 p.m. After the presentation, there will be a reception with light refreshments.  The winning posters and essays will be on display, and you will have an opportunity to meet the other winners, teachers and their families. 

The presentation will be broadcast live on the City’s government access television KHRT-Channel 15 and re-played that Friday night at 7:00 p.m.

The City Council Chambers are located on the second floor of City Hall at 777 B Street.  On-street parking may be available in the vicinity of City Hall.  There is also a parking garage on Watkins Street, across from City Hall. 


Southgate's 2015 Hayward Hero Mrs. Jennifer Hendrix!!!!!

Congratulations to Southgate’s Jennifer Hendrix for being named the 2015 Recipient of the Hayward Hero Award!!!!! Thank you for your hardwork and dedication to the Southgate community.

In 2008, the Hayward Education Foundation launched the HEROES campaign to acknowledge those who believe as we do that children deserve the best – the best education possible. Today, our everyday activities are building our future –Hayward Heroes are investing in the future. 

For the past six years the Hayward Education Foundation has asked each school in the Hayward community to choose a “hero”, someone in the school who has gone above and beyond his or her usual duties to serve the school. A “hero” may be a teacher, office worker, parent, or a custodian, anyone who the school community feels should be recognized for his or her commitment to the students and school in general

The 6th Annual HERO DINNER will be held at The Golden Peacock Restaurant in Hayward on Thursday, May 7th. Reception starts at 5:30pm, and the dinner and main program starts at 6:15pm.


As we begin the 2015 testing season, I would like to share with parents the rich recent history Southgate has had when it comes to End-of-the-Year assessments. Since 2010, Southgate has consistently performed within the Top 3 of all elementary schools in Hayward on End of the Year/Standardized Assessments. We plan this year to improve upon that tradition, as we strive for excellence. Below, you will find a synopsis of Southgate’s 2014 end of the year student achievement performance information in comparison to the rest of the Hayward Unified School District.

English Language Arts

In the spring of 2014, the Hayward Unified School District administered a summative assessment to all students 3rd-11th grade. Based upon the district's data, Southgate students 3rd - 6th grades met the district’s pre-determined standards for proficiency in English-Language Arts at a rate of 60.1%. The district percentage for proficiency in ELA based upon the summative assessment was 43.9%. Other schools within the same high school feeder pattern as Southgate performed at a 49% rate. Overall, Southgate performed 10% higher than the rest of the feeder pattern and 16% higher than the district as a whole.

In the spring of 2014, kindergarten students in HUSD took the Basic Phonics Skills Test. Based upon the results, 69.2% of Southgate kindergarten students met the proper proficiency level. Comparatively, only 31.8% of the kindergarten students district-wide met the predetermined proficiency standard, while 42.4% of the students attending other elementary schools within our feeder pattern are meeting the proficiency standard. At a glance, Southgate kindergarten students are performing 37.4% higher than the district average and almost 27% higher than it's neighboring schools. 

The Hayward Unified School District also administered a Reading Passages Assessment to all 1st and 2nd grade students. Based upon the results, 87.1% of Southgate 1st and 2nd grade students met the proficiency standards. District-wide, 74.9% of 1st and 2nd grade students performed proficiently on the assessment, while 81.4% of the 1st and 2nd graders attending our neighboring schools performed proficiently on the same assessment. Based upon the data, Southgate out-performed the district by 12% and its neighboring schools by 5.7%.


Last spring HUSD also administered a District Wide Math Test to monitor student progress and comply with state and federal accountability mandates. Based upon this 2014 math assessment, 65% of Southgate students (3rd-6th grade) met the predetermined district standards for proficiency. Comparatively, the district as a whole scored a proficiency level of 51.7%. The high school feeder pattern that Southgate belongs to performed at a proficiency level of 54.5%. 

Comparing Southgate to: 1) the district as a whole, 2) its three closest neighboring elementary schools, and 3) an elementary school within the district that annually ranks #1 or #2 in students’ achievement, Southgate performed reasonably well. Based upon the data, Southgate answered a higher percentage of correct answers in 17 of 20 categories of the multiple choice portion of the test. On the Written Response section of the assessment, Southgate outperformed the comparative groups in 19 of 20 categorize. 

Based upon data tabulated at the end of the 2013-14 school-year,

English Language Learners

These End of the Year assessments also affect the reclassification status of our students who are deemed English Learners. Based upon data since 2010 Southgate continues to reclassification a good percentage of students to English proficient each year.

Last year, Southgate reclassified 23.5% of it's English Language Learners. In comparison, The Hayward Unified School District reclassified 15.6% of HUSD ELL students, while Southgate's neighboring schools (High School Feeder Pattern) reclassified 18.9%. 

Based upon the data only 5.6% of Southgate ELL students are considered long term ELL students. In comparison, 18.9% of HUSD ELL students are considered long term ELL students, and 23.8% of our neighboring schools' ELL students are considered long term ELL students.

Southgate Elementary School was able to reclassify 38 students during the 2014-15 school year. That number is consistent with reclassification numbers since 2010. Southgate's yearly reclassification numbers consistently lands between the high 36 and low 42 per school year.


Our staff and students are gearing up for the “Super Bowl” of our school-year. Our students and teachers have been working tirelessly all year for this moment. We are excited for this opportunity to show ourselves,  parents, district and state what we learned this year. We are confident that all of our hard work will translate into high test scores. 

The Southgate CAASPP testing window opens on May 4th and will last until May 15th. It is imperative that we have 100% attendance  during these two weeks. Please plan all doctor or dentist appointments outside of this two week window. If you absolutely have to plan an appointment for your child between May 4th-15th, please make it an afternoon appointment.

Parent Information 

The next Parent-Teacher Association meeting will be May 13th at 6pm in the multi-purpose room. The next English Learner Advisory Committee meeting will be May 13th at 1:30pm in room 8. The next School Site Council meeting will be April 28th at 4pm in room 25. Parents of English language Learners hold a meeting every Tuesday at 8:30am in the Multi-Purpose Room. Please come out and join this active group to network.

Second Chance @ College Summer Session Coming! If you are a parent or guardian who would like to return to school and earn a college degree, then this program is for you. Participants will commit to a 4 week program that will meet 2 evenings per week. During this time, you will participate in a free Chabot College course that will prepare you for your return to college, including the completion of a formal college & career plan. Priority will be given to those parents & guardians that have some college education, although all parents & guardians are welcome to apply. While you attend the course, childcare will be available for your children in grades K-5. This course is offered in English only. Class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm beginning on Tuesday, June 23 and ending on Thursday, July 16. The class will meet at the Parent Resource Center HUB located at 24823 Soto Road in Room 14.

Pictures From Dr. Seuss Day

Southgate Cheer Squad

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.

Southgate Sports

Next Games: 

5/16 - Girl's vs Lorin Eden 10:30 am 

5/16 - Boy's vs Park 12 noon  

 The games will be played at Schafer Park Elementary School located at 26268 Flamingo Avenue, here in Hayward.

Congratulations to all members of the 2015 soccer Team:

Boy’s Team

Jacob Lopez, Joe Seida, Rikshal Raj, Gabriel Legorreta, Mauricio Negrete, Julian Wilson, Angelo Perez– Oliva, Adarsh Kumar, Nam Tran, Carlos Corona, Jesse Hernandez, Armaan Dhaliwal, Brandon Lopez, Ruben Ruelas, and Arthur Cooper.

Girl’s Team

Brianna Gonzalez, Brooke Morgado, Kiya Chace, Monserrat Equihua, Celia Gonzalez, Jessica Luis Porras, Diana Jimenez, Giselle Ayala, Esmeralda Lucatero, Angela Perez, Peyton Franklin, Madelin Ovalle, Angela Palma Diaz, Denica Saldana, Paola Chinchilla, Steysi Lopez Escobar.


A final shout-out goes to our boy’s and girls basketball team members and coaches. Thank you for representing Southgate well this season. We will have an end of the year banquet in the coming weeks. I will send out more details soon.  


Basketball Pictures

Hayward Step Show May 15th

Hayward Step Show May 15th

Made in Hayward

Made in Hayward