Welcome our new

Bret Harte Principal,

Mr. Redmond!  

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!


2014-15 School Year

August 13--Office opens for new registrations

August 13-14-Student orientation days

August 21--First Day of School

September 1-School Closed-Labor Day

September 24-Open House 6 PM


Every Bret Harte student and family should be familiar with the Student Handbook.  Click here  to view a copy.

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      9:27 – 10:27 (60)

3rd    10:30 – 11:30 (60)

4th       11:33 –12:33 (60)


Lunch Service-- 12:33-1:09   (36)


5th      1:12-2:12     (60)

6th      2:15-3:15     (60)






Wednesday Bell Schedule

A Period    7:20 – 8:17

1st               8:20 – 9:04

2nd              9:07– 9:51

3rd               9:54 –10:38

4th               10:41-11:25

5th               11:28-12:12

6th               12:15- 1:00

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!

Orientation for All Students

In order for our orientation process to be effective, Bret Harte students must attend orientation on their assigned day. I am excited to meet all of our students and parents!!!!

Orientation for new students and 7th graders is Wednesday, August 13, 2014. Students with the last names beginning with A-L are to attend orientation from 8:30 am to 10:00 a.m. Students with the last name beginning with M-Z are to attend from 10:15 am to 11:45 a.m. Orientation for 7th graders and new students will include a campus tour.

Our 8th graders will attend their orientation on Thursday, August 14, between 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Students must be accompanied at all times by their parent/guardian/or caregiver. There will be no supervision for your student during or after orientation. All required forms must be completed and turned in to a staff member in the auditorium.  Students must return their emergency forms and have evidence of having the TDAP booster immunization before they can be officially registered.

Information and application for our after –school YEP program will also be available during orientation.

Minimum Day Schedule August 21 and August 22

All Bret Harte students will meet in the amphitheater Thursday morning, August 21, at 7:45 am to pick up their class schedule at the alphabetically labeled table stations. Students will be released at 1PM on these two days. Please plan your transportation accordingly so that your son or daughter is picked up in a timely manner.

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.


Last call for your book of memories!  The 2013-14 yearbook is $20 and can be purchased in the school office with cash. Do not miss out on the Yearbook signing party and end of the year celebration.

Million Father 2013

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.