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CUSD Technology Survey

In a continued effort to promote the availability and effective use of digital technology in our classrooms, Carlsbad USD is participating in the annual Speak National Research Project.

This ...more

Future Freshmen Information

Please visit the High School Information Page under the Counseling tab for information about high school including campus tours of both CHS and SCHS (starting very soon), high school selection process, course selection, and more.

Bell Schedule

The bell schedule for CHMS can be found on our home page under the "student" tab, then "bell schedule".

Just to clarify any confusion with regard to the bell schedule, on your child's schedule advisory is listed as "zero" period.  Advisory starts at 8:15 am.  If your child has zero period PE, they will meet at 7:15 am daily.  

Access Achieve

Use Clever to access all our technology programs, including Achieve3000 and RazKids.  Use your DISTRICT Google email address (it must end with @carlsbadusd.net) and password to login.  Make sure no other users are logged into Google before accessing Clever.

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Coyotes Stand Together Against Bullying and Harassment

Calavera Hills Middle School is committed to a safe, comfortable learning environment for all students. Bullying and harassment incidents can be reported to a trusted staff member at CHMS or you may ...more

Coyotes Stand Together Against Bullying!

Take a stand to stop bullying! If you are a witness or a victim of bullying, please click here to report the incident.

Please include in your email the following information:

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SOAR 2017-18 After-school Program

SOAR is a licensed after-school program for students at all three middle schools.The SOAR program is known for its experienced staff, academic support, varied enrichment offerings and convenient, on-site school locations. Click here for details about the SOAR 2017-18 After-school Program, or go to www.carlsbaded.org for more registration information. You can also find information about the program on our website under the "Parents" tab, "After School Activities".

Vision and Mission

Calavera Hills Middle School is a community of students, families, teachers and staff who are dedicated to providing a caring and safe environment in which students can pursue opportunities for greatness and growth.

Our Vision

Calavera Hills Middle School students are responsible global citizens who are adaptive to an ever-changing world and successfully pursue a life of fulfillment and purpose.

Our Mission

Calavera Hills Middle School is a student-centered learning community powered by meaningful, relevant and rigorous content. We use critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity to instill college and career skills in our students.

Core Values

Spirit Week 12/18 - 12/21

Join in the fun with Spirit Week before winter break:

Monday: Animation (dress as your favorite animated character)

Tuesday: Tropical (wear tourist or beach gear)

Wednesday: Ugly Sweater or Shirt Day

Thursday:  Pajama Day

Winter Sports at CHMS

For information on Boys Basketball Tryouts and Coyotes Running club, please visit our Athletics page or click here for details.

Boys Basketball Tryouts 12/18 and 12/20: Varsity 3-4 pm, JV 4-5 pm

Oklahoma! Cast List

Congratulations!  Please click here to see the cast list for Oklahoma!

6th Grade Camp Chipotle Fundraiser

Join us for a fundraiser to support CHMS at Chipotle on December 19 from 4:00-8:00 pm.  Please see the flyer for details. 

PTSA Reflections Winners 2017-18

Please visit our PTSA Reflections page to see the list of winners of the Reflections program.  Congratulations!!

After School Tutoring

After School Tutoring begins October 9th at CHMS and will be offered every Monday and Tuesday from 2:55pm to 3:55pm in Room #207. Mr. Dunn will be heading tutoring this year.  If you have any questions, he can be reached at barrett.dunn@carlsbadusd.net.

Coyote Dads Needed!

Calavera Hills Coyote Dads plan awesome events throughout the school year and need your help.

Dads from CHMS and CHE work together to help our school community by hosting several events: 

golf tournament (3/11) , school beautification (4/21), and a campout (5/19). 

If you are interested or would like for information, please contact Bryan Zoepfl at bzoepfl@gmail.com

or Melinda Lintner at melinda@calfirestopinc.com.

Sixth Grade Camp: March 2018

Sixth Grade Camp is a week-long Outdoor Education program offered through the YMCA.  Each year, CHMS Sixth Graders spend a week at Camp where they will experience outdoor science classes, high energy activities in group dynamics, personal challenges, and evening programs. Camp will be held at Camp Marston the week of March 19-23, 2018.  

Information packets were sent home the week of of October 9th.  For more details about 6th grade camp, please visit our Outdoor Education page, or contact Holly Grupe at 760-331-6462.


Attendance Procedures

We have been receiving several inquires about the proper procedures to call your student out of school early. If your student has a doctor appointment or personal appointment that makes it necessary for him to leave school, please send a note to or call the Attendance Office in the morning so we can issue an off-campus pass. Please do NOT bring the note to your teacher, it must go directly to the attendance office.  

  • This enables the school to account for the student’s whereabouts.
  • When a student has obtained a pass, the Attendance Office will clear the periods he is gone.
  • Your student may be waiting in the office for you to pick up, saving you time.
  • The school will receive full ADA funding for your student’s partial day attendance.

Include in the note what time your student needs to leave and the reason he is leaving (doctor or dentist appointments, personal reasons, etc.)

If  you are calling in an absence, please call our 24-hour Attendance Hotline at 760-331-6470. For any other questions about attendance, please call Marilyn Bergsma at 760-331-6464 or visit our Attendance page.

Chromebook Information

Dear CUSD 6th & 7th Grade Parents/Guardians:

We are happy to announce that during the 2017-18 school year, all 6th and 7th grade CUSD students will be issued a Chromebook for educational use at ...more

Volunteer Opportunities

PTSA Parent Volunteers Needed!

Our PTSA is always looking for parent volunteers.  If you are interested, please email our president, Melinda Lintner at melinda@calfirestopinc.com for more information.   


Shop Amazon Smiles & Earn $ for CHMS


Shop Amazon Smiles. Simply log on and shop through smile.amazon.com and designate Calavera Hills Middle School PTSA to automatically receive .5% of all your purchases.  This does not add any cost to your account…..it is a donation from SmileAmazon.com.  Please tell your friends and family!  Forward them this email and ask them to help support out CHMS community. 

Visit https://smile.amazon.com/ch/55-0871235 to register.

Reflections Winners 2017

Joel Valdez - October Classified Employee of the Month

Joel Valdez - October Classified Employee of the Month

Ms. Langen's Environmental Science Class September 2017




Hands of Peace Mural

CHMS and Pacific Ridge School have been working over the last few months on a mural to promote acceptance and diversity.  For details, please see the featured article.   The mural will be displayed on a wall at CHMS!


Attendance Hotline

If  you are calling in an absence, please call our 24-hour Attendance Hotline at 760-331-6470. For any other questions about attendance, please call Marilyn Bergsma at 760-331-6464 or visit our Attendance page.


6th Grade Camp 2017

Aeries Parent Portal


Coyote Calendar


ATTENTION: The Carlsbad Unified School District (CUSD) and Calavera Hills Middle School (CHMS) do not assume any responsibility or liability for the content that may be present within external ...more

Student Portal for Illuminate


College and Career Fair Advisory Activity