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Chromebook Letter to Parents

Hi Parents!  

As you are aware, all 6th and 7th grade students have been issued a Chromebook for educational use at school and at home.  For more detailed information on care and frequently asked questions, please click here.


Week of 01/15-1/19

Monday 01/15

No School

Martin Luther King Day


Tuesday, 01/16

Block Schedule 1-3-5

Board Games 12:26pm-1:00pm @ Room #207

Student Inclusion Group/ GSA 12:26pm-1:00pm @ Room #101

After School Detention 2:45pm – 3:45pm @ Room #108

Tutoring 2:55pm-3:55pm @ Room 207

SOAR after school program (CEF) 2:45pm-6:00pm @ Room #103

Hermanitas Meeting 2:50pm-4:00pm @ D2

Boys & Girls Club - Boys Basketball Practice 3:00-6:00pm @ Gym

Boys & Girls Club - Coyote Running Club 3:00-4:00 pm @ Field


Wednesday, 01/17

Block Schedule 2-4-6

Board Games 12:26pm-1:00pm @ Room #207

Club – Federation of Christian Athletes 12:26-1:00pm @ Room #210

Club – Science Olympiad Meeting 12:26pm-1:00pm @ Room #203

SOAR after school program (CEF) 3:00pm-6:00pm @ Room #103


Thursday, 01/18

Early Release Schedule

PTSA Coffee w/Principal 8:30-9:30am @ Maker Space

Board Games 11:38am-12:08pm @ Room #207

Club – Dungeons & Dragons 11:38am-12:08pm @ Room #102

Free Dance 11:38am-12:08pm @ Room #105

After School Detention (Perrelli) 1:45pm–2:45pm or 3:45pm @ #108

Soccer 1:45pm-3:00pm @ Field

SOAR after school program (CEF) 2:00pm-6:00pm @ Room #103

Boys & Girls Club - Coyote Running Club 2:00-3:00pm @ Field


Friday, 01/19

Regular Schedule

Lunch KREW (Girls Group) 12:26pm-1:00pm @ Room #109

Anime 12:26pm-1:00pm @ Room #210

Club – Surf 12:26pm-1:00pm @ Room #203

Board Games 12:26pm-1:00pm @ Room #207

Lunch Detention 12:26pm-1:00pm @ #108

SOAR after school program (CEF) 2:45pm-6:00pm @ Room #103

Boys & Girls Club - Boys Basketball Practice 3:00-5:00pm @ Gym

Surf Practice 3:30-5:30pm


Parking Lot/Surrounding Area Safety

Student safety is our number one priority at CHMS.  As a driver, please be aware of the safety of others.  This includes in our parking lot and surrounding areas.  Please respect posted parking signs, bike lanes, driveways, and all traffic laws.  

Students, please be responsible for your own safety and only cross in designated cross walks and watch for cars.

Together, we can make our neighborhood a safer place.


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Coyote Howl

Week of January 15 - 19


No School Monday, January 15th 

Martin Luther King Day

Coyote Running Club

To all CHMS students - if you like to run, then this is the activity for you!  Stay in shape and get conditioned for Spring Track & Field.  For details please click here .  Our first date is Tuesday, January 16th at 3:00 pm.  Just come out and meet at the CHMS track.    

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 

High School Section 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: and SCHS:  High School Selections must be done through the Aeries Parent Portal which can be found at along with additional information.

Thank you!

Sage Creek High School Tours

For details on the Sage Creek High School tours, please visit their website at 

Coffee with the Principal

Parents are invited to Coffee with Principal Ecker on Thursday, January 18th at 8:30 am.  Come find out what's happening at CHMS and where we are headed in our future.  Also learn more about being involved with our Parents on Campus program.  Mark you calendar now ... you won't want to miss it!!!!

The Great Kindness Challenge 1/22-1/26

CUSD Parent University

Please plan on attending the Parent University presentation of Teens and Vaping which will be held at Valley Middle School on Thursday, January 25th at 8:00 pm at Valley Middle School.  Please RSVP to Rosemary Eshelman at


Winter Sports at CHMS

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


Science Olympiad Club

The Science Olympiad Regional Competition is Saturday, February 10th from 7:30 am to 7:00 pm at Carlsbad High School.  CHMS will be hosting a pre-Olympiad launch preparation meeting on January 31st from 6:00-7:00 pm in Classroom #203.  Any questions can be directed to Mr. Sottile at

Lost and Found Items

Parents and Students - please check the lost and found bin/rack at the entrance to the school building.  There is also a lost and found bin in the front office that contains small items such as glasses, keys, calculators, etc.  Any items that are not claimed will be donated in January.

Pedal for a Purpose

Time to spin for schools! Carlsbad Educational Foundations 4th annual Pedal for a Purpose event will be held on the Plaza at the Omni La Costa Resort & Spa on March 24! We will see you there! Registration opens here on January 22:


Cooking with Coyotes Cookbook

The 6th grade team would like to introduce to you our very first edition of Cooking with Coyotes.  Our cookbook is filled with delicious recipes and more!  You can order your copy here.  Makes great Christmas gifts!  

Oklahoma! Cast List

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

Incoming 6th Grade Parent/Student Information

Details on tours and informational meetings offered to incoming 6th grade students and parents for the 2018/19 school year, can be found on our Counselling page.  Please don't forget to mark your calendars with these important dates!

Spring Box Tops Contest

Our spring box tops contest will take place the week of February 20-23. Please clip and bring in any box tops you have at home. Each box top earns money for our school programs. Box top collection envelopes will be in each advisory classroom within the next few days. It's not too soon to start bringing in those box tops that you may have saved up. All the box tops you bring and place in those envelopes will count for your advisory class. The advisory class in each grade with the most box tops in their envelopes will receive a special treat during advisory on Friday, March 2nd.

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.


Carlsbad City Library Events

Please see the following links for events offered at the Carlsbad Dove Library:  Children EventsTeen Events, Exploration HUB.

Carlsbad Educational Foundation

Thank you to CEF for providing much needed support for our STEM and Music Programs.  Please click here for more information.


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


Health Notice Updates

Please be aware that there was a case of lice and strep throat reported on December 4, 2017.  If you have any questions, you may contact our health technician, Theresa Green at 760-331-6930.  


Please be aware that we were contacted by the San Diego Health and Human Services in September 2017 to report a case of Pertussis of a student at Calavera Hills Middle School.  In cases like these, our district follows the procedures as laid out by San Diego Health and Human Services.  Please see the linked letter regarding this report.  If you have trouble accessing this letter, you may obtain a hard copy in the main office.


If you are entering 7th grade, you must provide the office with your TDAP immunization record.  Thank you. 

Join our PTSA

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Coyote Compliment Winners

Coyote Compliments are given out by staff members to students who are caught showing excellent behavior by following our school rules of Safety, Understanding, Respect and Effort.  Every Friday we will have a weekly drawing to award one male and one female student with a small prize to reward them for their excellent behavior! The winners will be announced during the Friday morning broadcast. 

Our Coyote Compliment winners for this week are:  Sophia Pappas and Ferny Perez.


Character Trait - January

The Character Trait for the month of January is "RESPECT".  Please click here to learn about our monthly character traits.

Save the Date

1/1-1/31 High School Selection Process

1/15 No School - Martin Luther King Day

1/18 Coffee with the Principal 8:30 am

1/22 - 1/24 Great Kindness Challenge

1/23 Sixth Grade Drama Performance 8:30-10:30am

1/25 Coyote Community - Character Trait

1/25 CUSD Parent University Teens & Vaping 8-9:30 pm @ VMS

1/26 No School - Semester Break

1/31 Science Olympiad Prep Meeting 6-7pm #203



Plush Coyote Pillows Available for Purchase

These adorable plush Coyote pillows are available for purchase for $15.  Stop by the front office to purchase one now! 


STEM in your Backyard

STEM in Your Backyard features free, hands-on and interactive STEM activities, allowing students, families and business leaders to interact and learn together.  Please see the attached flyer for details on this program.  

Planners Available

If your student did not receive their Planner at registration, please have them go to Room 109 to pick one up.  

After School Tutoring at Public Libraries


All three libraries in Carlsbad offer after school tutoring, Monday through Thursday 3:30-5:30 pm.

Locations are as follows:

Dove Library, 1775 Dove Lane (760) 602-2047

Cole Library, 1250 Carlsbad Village Drive (760) 434-2870

Library Learning Center, 3368 Eureka Place (Spanish Speaking) (760) 931-4500



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 for more registration information. You can also find information about the program on our website under the "Parents" tab, "After School Activities".