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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

Sixth Grade Camp: March 2018

Sixth Grade Families: Camp Marston is only six weeks away!!!  PLEASE BE SURE TO RETURN THE PINK HEALTH HISTORY FORM BY THE END OF THIS MONTH.  Camp payments are appreciated as soon as possible, but no later than February 15th.  We would love for all of our 6th graders to attend Camp Marston.  For financial assistance, please contact Holly Grupe in the counselling office.


If you have any questions or for more details about 6th grade camp, please visit our Outdoor Education page, or contact Holly Grupe at 760-331-6462 or holly.grupe@carlsbadusd.net 


Enrollment/Registration for the 2018/19 School Year

New Carlsbad Unified School District Students (Enrollment).  The enrollment window will open February 5, 2018.  For details on New Student Enrollment, please click here.  If you have any questions, please contact Holly Grupe at holly.grupe@carlsbadusd.net or 760-331-6462.


Registration for 6th to 8th grade students for the 2018/19 school year already attending Carlsbad Unified School District will be held in August 2018 (exact dates to follow).  Tour information for incoming 6th grade students can be found below.

Incoming 6th Grade Parent/Student Tours

Attention Incoming 6th Grade Parents and Students:  CHMS has some important dates coming up for you!

February 21st:   6:00-7:00pm   Orientation for Parents only @ CHMS Cavern - no RSVP required

March 9th:   8:00-11:45 am  - Student Tour @ CHMS Gym 

March 9th:  8:15-10:15 am - Parent Tour @ CHMS Maker Space - RSVP required.

Please see the attached flyer for details or visit the Counseling page on our website.  



Coffee with the Principal and Superintendent

To CHMS Parents:  We will be hosting a Coffee with the Principal and Superintendent to discuss the Long Range Facilities Master Plan as it pertains to all district schools.  You may use this form to submit questions that can be answered at the meeting in case you are unable to attend.  The coffee will be held in the Maker Space on Tuesday, March 13th from 8:30-9:30 am.  This will also be a PTSA General Meeting.  

High School Selection Process

Dear 8th Grade CUSD Parents,

All current 8th grade CUSD students must declare which high school they wish to attend for the 2018-2019 school year during the month of January 2018. Students have a choice between Carlsbad High School and Sage Creek High School.  Students must submit their high school selection online during the filing period beginning January 1, 2018 and ending on January 31, 2018. Parents and students are encouraged to attend tours at each high school and visit each school's website to get information about each school before making a decision. Carlsbad High School tours will be held at 4:00 pm on 1/9/18, 1/16/18, and 1/23/18 (for Spanish speaking tour). SCHS will have a Showcase on 1/9/18 at 5:30 pmfollowed by tours on 1/10/18 (Spanish speaking tour) and 1/17/18 at 3:30 pm. For more information on both schools, please visit their websites. CHS: http://carlsbadhs.schoolloop.com/ and SCHS: http://sagecreekhs.carlsbadusd.net.  High School Selections must be done through the Aeries Parent Portal which can be found at http://www.carlsbadusd.k12.ca.us/hs-window along with additional information.

Thank you!

Parent University Series 2018

For details on all of the upcoming Parent University presentations, please click here. 

The College Process Starts in Middle School

CUSD middle and high school counselors will cover A-G graduation requirements, how to balance academics and extracurricular activities, community service requirements, and how students can become competitive college applicants. 3 sessions covering the same information will be offered at all three middle schools in April.  CHMS will host the event on Tuesday, April 10 from 6:00-7:00 pm in the Cavern.  For details, please see the attached flyer.  To attend please RSVP to Rosemary Eshelman at reshelman@carlsbadusd.net.  

Yearbook Orders

Parents and Students: Yearbook orders are available for purchase through our Webstore.  The yearbook cost is now $40.

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.

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

Our PTSA is always looking for parent volunteers. Please click here to see the ways you can help volunteer at CHMS! 

If you have any additional questions, please email our president, Melinda Lintner at melinda@calfirestopinc.com for more information.   


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.

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

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.

Joel Valdez - October Classified Employee of the Month

Joel Valdez - October Classified Employee of the Month

Ms. Langen's Environmental Science Class September 2017




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

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College and Career Fair Advisory Activity