Parent Info

Education News


Click the links below to learn more: 

CAASPP Parent Informational Guide (grades 6-8) 


Track your student's progress? Student Progress Tracking


Pilot Year for Science: CAST for Science Pilot Test Information

Homework Help

Homework/Tutoring Services are available through a partnership between HUSD & The Hayward Public Library


I want to drop in for Free Homework Help


I have a library card and want Online Tutoring (1-10PM/7 days/wk)


CLICK HERE for Ms. Davis' Math page

CLICK HERE for Mr. Ramirez' Youtube math channel

CLICK HERE to go to Bret Harte's new Physical Education website



Bret Harte's A.V.I.D. and PUENTE programs are recruiting!

Deadline Information

AVID Application 2017-18

Puente Application 2017-18

Bell Schedule

Bret Harte Middle School

Bell Schedule


  REGULAR Schedule (M-T-Th-F)

        A period   7:20 – 8:16

Breakfast Service   8:00 – 8:15

1st        8:20 – 9:17  (57)

2nd      9:21 – 10:21 (60)

*Nutrition Break    10:21 –10:36

3rd    10:40 – 11:37 (57)

4th       11:41 –12:38 (57)

Lunch Service   12:38 –1:13 (36)

5th      1:17 – 2:14     (57)

6th      2:18 – 3:15     (57)




A Period    7:20 – 8:16

1st           8:20 – 9:02

2nd          9:06 – 9:51

 3rd           9:55 –10:37

   4th           10:41 – 11:23

*Lunch Service       11:23 –11:58

 5th           12:02 –12:44

6th           12:48 –1:30


PTA Corner!

Click here to check out our local PTA website.


Thank you to all parents and guardians who participated in our 4th Qtr. Parent Shadow Day on Wednesday!

We had a great turnout!

Visitors Policy

Visitors on Campus

Visitors/volunteers are welcome on the Bret Harte campus. In order to guarantee the safety of all adults and students on campus, all visitors (including parents) must report to the office to obtain a visitor’s badge. This badge must be worn at all times while on campus

College Bound!

"College Bound Hayward" is in action!  This new district student program provides college tours, college application workshops, how to pay for college information for both parents and students. Students and parents meet the first Saturday of each month.  Applications are available in the school office!

Parent Corner


Your role as a parent is critically important to your student’s success.  Using the agenda to write down assignments is a necessary part of that success. Every evening, please sit down with your child to make sure that he or she is writing down the homework and test assignments. Every day in every class students should write down the assignment—if there is no homework, the student should write “NO homework”. At school, teachers are emphasizing the importance of using the agenda. Remember that organization and using the agenda are the path to good grades!



Su papel como padre es muy importantismo a su hijo!


Usar la agenda es necesario para el exito académico de su estudiante.  Por favor, revise la agenda con su hijo diariamente.  Todos los dias en todas las clases, sus hijos deben de escribir las tareas—si no hay tarea,  deben escribir “NO HAY TAREA”.  En la escuela, los maestros tambien destancan el significado de usar la agenda.  Favor de recordar a su hijo que la organización y usar la agenda son caminos a las calificaciones buenas!

Orientation Packet Pick Up

Orientation Packet Pick Up will begin, Friday, August 11th. Packets will be available by drive-up from 7:30AM-4PM. ~ Orientation Packet Pick Up will begin, Friday, August 11th. Packets will be available by drive-up from 7:30AM-4PM

May Day!

Bret Harte Golf Team!!

Bret Harte teamed up with The First Tee of the East Bay(TFTEB) program to send 9 golfers to Skywest Golf Course for an 8-week learning session.

Bret Harte takes over the Hayward Film Festival!!

Many Bret Harte students had videos selected and screened at this year's Hayward Film Festival at the Hayward Area Historical Society May 4th. Pictured: Angelica Ponce, Joey Masinas, Cammy Tan(Winner- Best Animation), Alexis Aguilar

Mr. Banks, We will all miss you!!!

New: Daily Nutrition Break!


Fresh for this year: Bret Harte is excited to offer a daily 'Nutrition Break' between 2nd and 3rd periods for the entire student body. Students are encouraged to bring a healthy snack or to purchase snacks in the cafeteria.

Our Minimum/Wednesday schedule has also changed to include a Lunch Break between 4th and 5th periods, with students dismissed at 1:30pm instead of 1:00pm.

Daily Lunch Menu

Pay for Lunch Online

BHMS Votes! Mock Election '16!

Step Team Represents!


Congratulations to our champion Bret Harte step team for achieving 2nd place at the Step Off on Saturday.

Bret Harte Leadership Students Win City's Environmental Award

Bret Hart Middle School was selected to receive the City’s Annual Environmental Award. The City of Hayward was "...impressed by your schools commitment to recycling and the involvement of students in this initiative that diverts waste from the landfill." Ms. Ray's Leadership students received the award April 19th at City Hall.

Just Another Day @ Microsoft...

Mrs. Smith-Stucky's coding class enjoying the day at Microsoft and specifically the Microsoft Garage.  Students learned a variety of ways to incorporate 3D mobile options into their subject matter specific games.


Check out our Mandarin teacher Ms. Qu leading current and former Bret Harte students at this year's Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco!

A message from our new principal Seana Condit-Gordon

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Welcome to Bret Harte Middle School!

“Where excellence is the expectation” 

My name is Seana Condit-Gordon and I am excited that I have been given the opportunity to be the Principal at Bret Harte Middle School.  I am proud to be a Made In Hayward educator, I attended school in Hayward K-12, and am a product of Bret Harte Middle School!

Our outstanding faculty takes pride in providing a positive, rewarding educational experience for your child.  We believe that strong partnerships between families and the school serve as the foundation for our students’ success.  We are committed to working together with families and community members in order to provide a rigorous standards-based academic program that engages students and prepares them to be successful in high school and beyond.  To this end, our administration and staff are dedicated to creating a safe, positive school climate.  We strive to foster meaningful partnerships with students, families, and community members in many ways throughout the year, and we stand committed to helping each individual student achieve academic success.  We challenge our students to reach their full potential by keeping your focus on learning, behaving in a positive, responsible manner at all times, and sharing their school pride by participating in school events and activities. 

 We welcome you to join us as we serve our students at Bret Harte Middle.  Go Bears!


Visit and bookmark our digital school news website, produced by our very own Journalism class!

Coming Soon!!! Million Father March 2016-17

Million Father March

School will be back in session, Thursday, August 25, 2016.  We are calling all fathers, grandfathers, stepfathers, uncles, big brothers, male caregivers and mentors to participate!!!!  The return back to school is a time when Bret Harte Middle School and Hayward Unified encourage fathers and male father figures, to show your child you support their education by bringing them to school on the first day and remaining involved throughout the school year. 

Orientation Information 2017-18

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Orientation Begins 7th Grade & New Students

Last names A-L from 8:30-10:00 AM

Last names M-Z from 10:15-11:45 AM


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Orientation begins 8th Grade 

9:00-11:00 AM


Monday, August 28, 2017

First Day of School

HUSD is a Sanctuary School District

Help your kids navigate the Digital World

Here are some "Family Tip" sheets from our parent workshop


Our Pact==> Manage your child's cell phone use


Social Media & Body Language

Click above to find tips on Digital Safety, CyberBullying, Sexting, Digital Drama and, other Tips


#DeviceFreeDinner Challenge

Take back your family time!


For more about Safe & Appropriate Digital Use==> Common Sense Media Facts

School Calendar of Events

Today: 6/23/17


We are excited to offer two new programs for our current 6th, 7th and 8th graders.  One of the programs will be offered through HUSD and ROP:


Explore careers and skills in:

Hours: 8:30 am-3:00 pm
Location: Eden Area ROP 26316 Hesperian Blvd, Hayward, CA
Our second program is MAKERSPACE ACADEMY:
Students will attend workshop on the following topics using state-of-the-art equipment and technologies:
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • 3D Printing 
  • Laser Cutting
  • Internet of Things (IOT)
  • Virtual Reality
  • Drones
  • Vacuum Forming
  • Other exciting new technologies!


There will be two sessions to choose from:
  • Session 1: June 19-22 and June 26-29, 2017 (MondayTuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 8 days
  • Session 2: July 10-13 and July 17-20, 2017 (MondayTuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) 8 days


Hours: 9:00 am-12:00 noon
Location: Hayward Center for Education & Careers (Sunset Adult School campus)

Enrollment is first come, first served and parent/guardian must provide transportation.


Registered Parent & Student Portal Users

Click on the green field below to log in with your Username and Password


Calling All Parent & Student Volunteers

“When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more.” That’s the conclusion of A New Wave of Evidence, a report from Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (2002).

At Bret Harte we are a family and we can't spell success without "U". Please click the link to sign up as a volunteer for school events, programs and activities.  Click here==> Parent/Student Volunteer Signup Sheet


Click here to sign up for electronic flyers.


Students and parents may view grades and contact teachers at anytime through our online system at


Login and password information should have been sent to your email. Help is available at You may also contact the Bret Harte main office at (510)-723-3100.


Thanks to all who came out to Skate Night on Friday. Not only did we raise some money for our school, we had a great time hanging out!


Principal Condit-Gordon unleashes her fury at the student vs. staff kickball game and scores one for the Bret Harte staff!


PUENTE at Bret Harte

At Bret Harte, 'Got College?' is not a question, it is an expectation!  Bret Harte students and staff have been in the college spirit all year.  Last year we were selected as one of the first middle school PUENTE sites in the country!  We now have both AVID and PUENTE in our elective program.  Bret Harte students have definitely opened the doors to our students next steps in being college eligible and prepared. Contact Ms. Johnson.

Attendance Counts

Attendance Counts, Every Student,  Every Day!  Please help us improve your students academic progress by ensuring your student arrives to school on time every single day.  Each day of absence cost our school $40 in funding.  Help us keep our programs by making sure your student attends school on time every single day.  All of our "A" period classes begin promptly at 7:20 AM.  Please be sure to arrive on time to class if you are scheduled for an "A" period  PE or Music class.  If your student has an appointment please bring them to school before and/or after the appointment.  If your student is absent call our school office at 723-3100 x 40111 to report the absence.  Trends and patterns of absences or tardies may generate a truancy referral to our School Attendance Review Board (SARB) and our School Resource Officers (SRO's) for investigation and support.


More information coming soon.