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 6--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

 Bret Harte Middle School


"Where Excellence is the Expectation"



Shared Vision

Bret Harte Middle School shares a vision of consistently

high expectations and equity

for every student.


Shared Mission

Our purpose is to work

together to instill the confidence,

teach the academic skills, and

provide the support students need to become

eligible for college admission

and make a positive difference

in the world.


Promotion 2014

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.