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Southgate Elementary School

Parent Resources


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.

Success Coach

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

Monthly Newsletters

Please see below for links to our monthly school newsletters. These newsletters are sent home with students on the last Friday of each month.

Parent Handbook

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

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.

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Southgate Elementary School
1601 19th Avenue SW
Austin, MN  55912
Grades: 1-4
Phone: 507-460-1300
Fax: 507-433-9651
School Hours : 8:00AM - 2:30PM
Principal: Katie Baskin

Important Phone Numbers
Attendance: 507-460-1300
Nurse: 507-460-1305
Para Español: 507-460-1303
District Enrollment: 507-460-1937