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Bell Schedule

Bret Harte Middle School


  REGULAR Bell 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.

Young African American Student Achievement Award Winners!





Congratulations to our Bret Harte students honored at Chabot College April 14th. The Thriving students qualified based on GPA, and the Striving were nominated for a variety of attributes. 


Armbrester Sasha
Banks Amiya
Boatner Aujanae
Boyd Jamal
Briggs Ylonnie
Butler Tiahna
Charles-Ellington Jordan
Cozart Skylar
Ferguson Taylor
Houston Victoria
Howell Trinity
Jones Janae
Jones Gianni
Jordan Devonte
Killingsworth-Patric Rasheed
Kinner-McClinton Jenai
Langford III Johnathon
Lanier Alex
Mathis Jazmyn
Montgomery Tyran
Moore Daisha
Mozeke Ja'Ni
Peterson Paige
Rishworth Aliyah
Sanders Niyana
Sapenter Aasin
Smith Tayla
Stephens Marquise
Taft John
Taylor Aaliyah
Tezeno Ryan Joseph
Turner Douglas
Walker Maleah
Washington Jailyn
Watkins Quincy
Wilson Treyvon
Wilson Alyssa
Worji Ruthine
Davis Melachi
Green Christian
Hayden Kaiya
Johnson Kennedy




Griffin, Deja

Houston, Joshua

Garrett, Reginald




Click here if you're a 6th grader applying for 7th grade electives!


Click here if you're an 7th grader applying for 8th grade electives!



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

Download the AVID application

Download the PUENTE application



Thank you to everyone who helped to make the Black History Month program such a success!  Our celebration was a fun, inspiring, and educational event!  A very special thanks to Ms. Postell, Ms. Venus, and Ms. Fauntleroy for taking on the major planning and to Ms. Slatoff’s class for the decorations!


Thank you to all parents and guardians who participated in our 1st annual Parent Shadow Day on Friday! 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!

Connect to the Food Services Department

Want to put $$$ on your student's lunch card? Follow this link to:

"My School Bucks (make a payment)" with The Food Services department.  

  • Check balances
  • View Purchases
  • Make Payments


Daily breakfast fee $1.00 and Lunch $2.50

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.

AASAI Oct Meeting Invitation

African American Student Achievement Initiative

African American Student Achievement Initiative (AASAI) Parent Survey

Please give us your input and make this year's AASAI Parent Meetings/Workshops Awesome!


Click here for a brief survey==> AASAI Participation Poll

Congratulations to Bret Harte Teacher Makilia Rowe-Andrews, H.U.S.D. Teacher of the Year!!!!!

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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!


Mr. Fanene and Ms. Mielke are offering free after-school tutoring Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Ms. Mielke will be open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, from 3:30-4:30 in room 12 and Mr. Fanene on Mondays and Thursdays during the same time frame.

A registration sheet is available through the counselors, however, first priority for these sessions will be given to students on the risk of retention list.

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. 


Monday, September 26

- Progress Reports due from teachers

Wednesday, September 28

- College Day: Wear your College Gear!

- Parent Day

- Minimum Day - 1:30pm Dismissal

- HUSD School Board Meeting, 6:30pm City Hall

Friday, September 30

- Bret Harte School Pride Day: Wear Black & Red!


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.



What an inspirational 'Digital Storytellers' performance! Beat-boxing, spoken word, break dancing, and even surprise student cameos kicked off Bret Harte's 12-week spoken-word workshop taking place weekly in Literature classes culminating in a Spring community where our students can perform Spoken Word, dancing, and beat boxing. We are very excited to begin this journey into the arts with relevant, engaging activities for our students. 


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.

School Calendar of Events

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.


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Have a wonderful Winter Break, and see you back at school Monday January 4th.