The parent handbook offers families answers to questions on topics from attendance to recess to birthday treats. Please see the below link to access this handbook.
Elementary School Handbook
Elementary School Handbook in Spanish
Southgate Elementary has an active parent/teacher organization (PTC). Their mission is to help fund or provide activities for all students of our school. This group will meet on the following dates in the teachers' lounge:
- Wednesday, 9/9, 4:15-5:15
- Wednesday, 10/14, 4:15-5:15
- Wednesday, 11/11, 4:15-5:15
- Wednesday, 3/10, 4:15-5:15
- Wednesday, 4/14, 4:15-5:15
- Wednesday, 5/12, 4:15-5:15
All interested parents may attend. Free childcare is provided during the meeting.
Our school success coach helps families and students in a variety of ways. She works with students and families to help them develop habits that will lead to success at school. She is also knowledgeable about resources outside of school that may be of benefit to families. Our success coach also helps to interpret at conferences and holds parent meetings to keep families up-to-date.
Parent Meetings in Spanish
We hold parent meetings in Spanish several times a year. The purpose of these meetings is to ensure that our Spanish-speaking families know about upcoming events. We also offer a variety of inservices for families at these meetings. Meeting dates are as follows:
- Wednesday, 9/16
- Wednesday, 10/21
- Wednesday, 1/13
- Wednesday, 3/17
- Wednesday, 5/19
Student Rights and Responsibilities
This Student Rights and Responsibilities handbook outlines student behavior expectations for all students at Austin Public Schools. We believe these expectations can help ensure the safe school environment students deserve and which allows them to learn and grow. This document is periodically updated in response to changes in the law and other circumstances. If you have questions or would like more information about a specific issue, contact your Principal or the Director of Special Services. Please review this information together with your student so you both clearly understand the rules of acceptable behavior and the consequences if rules are not followed. Austin Public Schools are committed to working in partnership with you to make our schools a place in which you and your student feel safe, welcomed and valued.