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

California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP)

Information and Opt Out Process

Dear Parent or Guardian,
Each spring, schools across the state participate in the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress program, also known as CAASPP. This year, your student will participate in the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts and mathematics (SBAC), the California Alternate Assessments (CAA), and, depending on their grade level, the new California Science Tests (CAST).

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Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil (CAASPP)

Información y Processo de Exclusión

Estimado padre, madre o tutor:
Cada primavera, las escuelas de todo California participan en el programa de Evaluación de California del Desempeño y Progreso Estudiantil, también conocido por sus siglas en inglés como CAASPP. Este año, sus hijos participarán en la Evaluación Acumulativa Smarter Balanced (SBAC) en Artes del Lenguaje Inglés y Matemáticas, en la Evaluación Alternativa de California (CAA), y dependiendo del nivel de grado que cursen, en la administración de la prueba piloto de los Exámenes de Ciencia de California (CAST).

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Welcome to Bret Harte Middle School

Principal Announcement

Dear Bret Harte Middle School Community,

San José Unified School District is proud to announce the appointment of Alanna Callaway-Wilson as the new Principal of Bret Harte Middle School effective July 1, 2018.

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8th Grade Promotion Information & Forms

If you would like to purchase the 8th Grade Panoramic Picture and Promotion Photos online, use the following link:

The following documents can be downloaded and filled out for the Promotion Dance, Great America Permission Slip, Panoramic Picture Form and Promotion Order Form.

Promotion Dance (PDF)
Promotion Order Form (PDF)
Panoramic Order Form (PDF)
Great America Form (PDF)
Dress Code (PDF)

Leland Speech and Debate:

This summer, Leland Speech, and Debate is proud to host our annual debate camp. Led by high school students from the nations #1 ranked speech and debate team, our program teaches incoming high school freshmen the fundamentals of public speaking, critical thinking, and collaboration through Lincoln-Douglas Debate. We offer two different sessions (Session 1: June 25th - 29th and Session 2: July 9th to 13th). The program is completely free and open to all rising freshmen who will graduate from Bret Harte and attend Leland in the fall of 2018. It is held from 9 AM to 12:30 PM Monday through Friday at Leland High School. For more information about the program or to sign up, If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Leland Speech and Debate (PDF)

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
Math Flow Chart

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
Middle School Pathways
Common Core Video Link


Quick Links

Current Events Calendar
Daily Announcements
Principal’s Weekly Email
Media Center
Parent’s Corner
School Accountability Report Card
Late orders for Fall pictures 2017
Pictures Taken in August
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Pictures Taken in September
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Gale Password “SanJoseUSD”

Instructional Calendar

2017-2018 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

Magazine Drive

Make purchases for the current
Magazine Drive click here

Donate to Community Club


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