Bret Harte Things to Know


Hello Bret Harte family



Bret Harte would like to welcome our new PTA officers:


President- Rhonda Leopold

Treasurer- Dave Fuller

Secretary- Kelly Rocchio


Our next PTA meeting will be November 4th at 5:00 pm in the Bret Harte library.  Please come and support the Bret Harte PTA.

Upcoming PTA meetings:

December 2nd

January 6th

February 3rd

March 3rd

April 14th

May 5th

June 2nd

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!

Bell Schedule


Bret Harte Middle School

        Bell Schedule


        A period   7:20-8:17

Breakfast Service—8:00-8:15


1st        8:20 – 9:24   (64)

2nd      9:28 – 10:27 (59)

3rd    10:31 – 11:30 (59)

4th       11:34 –12:33 (59)


Lunch Service-- 12:33-1:09   (36)


5th      1:13-2:12     (59)

6th      2:16-3:15     (59)






Wednesday Bell Schedule

A Period    7:20 – 8:17

1st               8:20 – 9:04

2nd              9:08– 9:51

3rd               9:55 –10:38

4th               10:42-11:25

5th               11:29-12:12

6th               12:16- 1:00



Hello Students, Parents, and Guardians



We expect our students to be in class by 8:20. Please make sure your son or daughter arrives at school on time. Starting today September 2nd, any student who is late to school will receive lunch detention. It is important for your child to be in class on time every day.  We will also be rewarding the 1st period classes that have the highest percentage of students in class and on time with an ice cream social on Friday. 


Morning traffic

Please make sure we follow the safety guidelines for dropping students off in the morning. I have noticed that the traffic coming into to Bret Harte is really bad in the morning. 


Some ideas:

Dropping students off at the field and let them walk through the field and up the hill

Leave 10 min earlier, because the traffic is really bad around 8:00.


Jupiter Grades

Your child should receive their Jupiter Grades log in this week, please make sure you log in to monitor assignments, grades, and homework.


Dress Code

 This is a friendly reminder.  Students are not permitted to wear inappropriate shorts or crop tops at Bret Harte.  If a student is caught wearing inappropriate clohes they will  have to change in the office.







Bret Harte Middle School


Welcome to Bret Harte Middle School, where “Excellence is the Expectation”. On behalf of the faculty and staff of Bret Harte Middle School Mr. Morales and I would like to welcome you to the 2014-2015 school year!  We have had a successful start of the school year. 




Important dates:


1- Progress Report Night 2:00-6:00 pm (Only for students who are receiving a D or an F)
7- PTA 6:00pm
16- ELAC 6:00pm
20- Make Up Picture Day
23- AASAI 6:00pm
24- 1st Quarter Marking Period Ends
27- SSC 5:30pm
28- SBDM 3:30pm
31- Halloween Early Dismissal 1:00pm

Bearfit at Bret Harte

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.  We have been selected as a middle school PUENTE site for next school year!   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.

Million Father 2014

Bret Harte welcomed our students and families on the first day of school with the annual Million Father March.   The morning included a reception for our many Father who brought their students to school today. We welcome having our parents and community active in our school including serving on our School Site Council, PTA, African American Parent Team and our ELAC.  We encourage all of our parents to complete the new Volunteer Packet and be active in all of many school events and learning opportunities.


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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Posted by: Lisa Davies
Published: 9/30/14