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

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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Schedule Pick Up

For students who are unable to pick their schedule up on their assigned day, you may come to the Student Services Office any day “after” your scheduled day to pick it up between the hours of 8:00 am – 2:00 pm through August 13.  Beginning August 14, our regular office hours of 7:30 am – 4:00 pm will resume.

Volunteer Information

New procedures for all new and returning volunteers!
All new and returning volunteers need to submit form electronically. 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.

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)

Lifetouch 2018 – 2019 Fall Pictures Order link

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

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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

Magazine Drive

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