Policies & Procedures

Dress Code

Southgate follows the district's dress policy. Students should not wear flip-flops and shorts/skirts should be fingertip length.  Students also need to wear sneakers/closed toed shoes on the days they attend PE.  To help locate lost items, please put your child's name on coats, sweaters, backpacks and lunchboxes.

Absences & Tardies

If your child is absent, please send a note to the teacher or office the day he/she returns to school. 

Students arriving at or after 8:11 a.m. will be tardy and will have a partial day absence.

Students leaving before 10:00 a.m. will have an absence for the day.  Also, students leaving before 3:00pm will have a partial day absence.

Students must be signed in/out in the office.

Additional information on the district's absence and tardy policy can be found on the Garland ISD attendance webpage.


All visitors (even our favorite faces!) must sign in at the office.

Online Student Services requests 

Do you need to enroll your child, request a transfer, withdraw or request a transcript? It's easy to start common processes at home. Visit the Online Student Services page to get started. 

If you have additional questions, please contact our campus data clerk:

Karla Valencia


Parent Involvement policy

Southgate Elementary School recognizes that a child’s education is a responsibility shared by the school and family during the entire period the child spends in school. To support the goal that all children succeed academically and in life, the school and parents must work together as partners.

Southgate Elementary School is committed to the success of students.  We will work together with parents to make sure that our Title I program is effective in developing students who achieve.

Read more about our parent involvement policy (English) (Spanish).

Parent-School Learning Compact

Diverse Community, Shared Vision, Exceptional Education

Read more about our learning compact.

District policies

To support our mission of providing an exceptional education to all students, we have created policies designed to help your student have the best possible education experience.

Visit the Policies page on the district website for additional polices and related information.