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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.

Contact Us

Main Office- 760-331-6400

Attendance Line- 760-331-6470

2018-2019 CHMS Course Information

Please click here for 2018-2019 course information including electives, math and English placement information, and ISPE.

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

Change Contacts in Aeries Parent Portal

Please click here to access information on how to update, change or delete contacts in Aeries Parent Portal.


Future Freshmen Information

Please visit the High School Information Page under the Counseling tab for information about high school including orientation meetings, course selection process, 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!

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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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

First Day of School

Our first day of school will be on Wednesday, August 29.  Welcome back! 

August Office Hours

Summer Office Hours will be from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm beginning on August 15th.  

Enrollment/Registration for the 2018/19 School Year

New Carlsbad Unified School District Students (Enrollment).  The enrollment window opened 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. 


6th Grade Welcome Orientation Day

Orientation day for 6th grade students will be held on Tuesday, August 28th from 8:00am-12:00pm in the CHMS gym.  For details, please read our welcome letter.  See you in August!


Design & Modeling Class Featured on CBS News!!

On Wednesday, May 22nd Calavera Hills Design & Modeling class was featured on the CBS Channel 8 news!  The students were recognized for their creation of prosthetic devices using 3D printers that will help children around the world.  Please take a minute to view this story about our amazing students!  The story was also featured in the Coast News. 

Summer Enrichment Programs

If you are interested in keeping your middle school students busy this summer, you may want to consider signing them up for a summer enrichment program!  Please click here for details on the various summer camps offered in our area. 

WEB Information 2018/19 School Year

For information of WEB training for the 2018/19 school year, please visit our WEB page.

SOAR 2018-19 After School Program

Does your student need a place to go after school? SOAR registration for the 2018-19 school year is open!

Join us for a fun, safe place for your student to go on campus immediately after school until 6 p.m. They can finish homework, enjoy STEM activities, recreation and more! Click here for more information.


CHMS PTSA Donation Wish List

Calavera Hills Middle School is seeking donations for our school and would love your help!  Items will be used in many wonderful ways such as for clubs like the Girls KREW (Art) Club and Board Game Club and for our incredibly innovative Makers Space Lab, as well as for our amazing courses in science, design and modeling, broadcasting, Spanish, special ed, and more.  Some will be also be used as Rockin’ Rewards for students.  Please see the attached list.  Donations would be greatly appreciated and can be dropped off at the school office anytime between 7:30 am-3:30 pm Monday-Friday.

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.

Long Range Facilities Master Plan

Please click here to see details for the Long Range Facilities Master Plan.

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 VP Membership, Dawn Trevitt (trevittfamily@hotmail.com)or our President, Sabine Wolff Auhorn (wolhorns@gmail.com) for more information.   


Congratulations JV Coyotes Girls Basketball!



CONGRATULATIONS to the JV Coyotes girls basketball team - Conference Championship Winners!!!

They were down 8 points at the half and came back to win.  We are so proud of you!!!  Great job!

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Greenhouse Project 2018

Joel Valdez - October Classified Employee of the Month

Joel Valdez - October Classified Employee of the Month


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College and Career Fair Advisory Activity