Vision Statement

Preparing today’s students to be the thinkers, leaders,
and creators of tomorrow.

Mission Statement

Uniting as one community, we elevate opportunities
for all.

Principal Chat

Held in Staff Dining Room. Check calendar for dates



Other Information

Welcome to Bret Harte Middle School

Growth Mindset Parent Night

Would you like to learn how to strengthen your child’s thinking, motivation, and approach to challenges? The Academic Counselors will be holding a “Growth Mindset” Parent Night presentation at Bret Harte on Wednesday, November 28th from 6pm-7pm in the Staff Dining Room. Join us for an informational meeting and learn more about the impact of your student embracing a growth mindset. See the flyer below.
Growth Mindset


Registration is open for the Bret Harte Booster Club Fundraiser: Run Turkey Run 2018, a 5K or 10K Walk/Run that begins at Leland High School on 11-22-18 at 8a.m.

Sign up yourself and your family online tonight before we are at capacity!

For more Info and to Register visit:

To Volunteer visit:

For Sponsorship Info, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Sports Information

All BH athletes must be completely registered online at by the deadlines below in order to tryout for boys basketball, girls soccer, boys volleyball, girls volleyball, roller hockey, tennis, golf, and/or track and field. If registration isn’t completed by the deadlines, athletes will not be able to tryout, nor practice, with the teams below for the entire season.

Sport Registration Deadlines

Boys Basketball, December 3rd at 2:30p.m.
Boys Soccer, December 3rd at 2:30p.m.

Boys and Girls Volleyball, Feb. 4th at 2:30p.m.
Roller Hockey, Feb. 4th at 2:30p.m.

Tennis, March 1st at 2:30p.m.

Golf, March 4th at 2:30p.m.
Track & Field, March 4th at 2:30p.m.

2018-2019 Student Handbook

School Information
SJUSD Parent/Student Handbook

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Information

The Bronco Community is motivated to help fight bullying and is committed to raising awareness about effects of bullying. For more information, please click on the link below.

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Information

Volunteer Information

New procedures for all new and returning volunteers!
All new and returning volunteers need to submit form electronically. In order to communicate your contact information and interest to the BHCC Volunteer Coordination team, you must complete the back side of the purple volunteer form included in the Summer Mailer and submit to Student Services at Bret Harte. The Volunteer Coordination team will reach out to you to confirm your form was received.  ​Copies of the forms are available in Student Services, open from 7:30 until 4.

Please review the following processes and complete the online form.


Damos una cordial bienvenida a los voluntarios que ayudan a nuestros maestros y personal escolar a aumentar las oportunidades para todos los estudiantes. Le pedimos atentamente que lea los siguientes procesos y llene esta solicitud por Internet.

Lifetouch 2018 – 2019 Fall Pictures Order Process

Please follow the directions below in order to order Fall picures:
1. Call 1-866-955-8342
2. Answer security questions about your student.
3. A personal code will be given to you.

Financial Support

Our financial support of the school is made possible through the generous contributions of parents during our “Build a Better Bret Harte” Donation Drive that starts at the beginning of the school year. Donations are accepted and welcome any time of the year, and for every $100 you donate your family will be entered into a monthly drawing for a $25 gift card of your choice (available gift cards are Costco, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, Safeway, Kohls, Starbucks, and iTunes).  The sooner you donate the more chances you have to win. As an added bonus, if you donate before Friday, Sept. 30, your students will be entered into a drawing for lunch time pizza party with 5 of their friends.  If you’d like to make a donation please use the Membership Form. Forms are also available throughout the year in Student Services. Any questions, contact Erin McCabe at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).  Or Donate online with PayPal, click below: Forms are also available throughout the year in Student Services. Or Donate online with PayPal, click below:

Support Bret Harte Community Club While Shopping on Amazon!

As the Holiday shopping season begins to ramp up (from Halloween costumes all the way through the end of the Holiday season), there is a simple way to support the Bret Harte Community Club when shopping on Amazon. Just click on this link below and your eligible purchases will provide financial support to the BHCC! It doesn’t cost you anything extra! Please spread the word to your family and friends. Thank you for your support!


For district and school related news and updates pertinent to parents and the community, please visit Parent’s Corner.


For school related news and updates pertinent to Bret Harte students and student projects and accomplishments, please visit Student’s Corner.


Sports participants, please complete all forms required prior to tryout and practice. See information at Parent’s Corner for details.


Math Corner Questions and Answers

Resources for Students: Below are links to Kahn Academy videos that align with the Springboard Text. Click on the link under the course text you are using and you will get a list of videos that align with specific lessons.

Algebra 1
Course 1
Course 2
Course 3


Introduction To Common Core
Common Core Video Link

Quick Links

Current Events Calendar
Daily Announcements
Principal’s Weekly Email
Media Center
Parent’s Corner
School Accountability Report Card

Gale Password “SanJoseUSD”

Instructional Calendar

2018-2019 School Year
Calendario de enseñanza

School Information

Channel 5 News Show

LIVE at 8:57am Tue-Fri;
8:53am Mon.

Bell Schedule
Infinite Campus Parent Portal

Donate to Community Club


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