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2018-2019 CHMS Course Information

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

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.

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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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

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

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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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!

Library Textbook and Chromebook Return Dates

Please see our LibraryTextbook and Chromebook return dates which begin on June 1, 2018.  

Chromebook Return Cleaning Instructions

Please click here to see our year end Chromebook cleaning instructions. 

SBAC Testing Schedule

The first week of state testing starts on May 15th and 16th. Testing will also take place the following week.  Please do your best to have your child prepared by helping them get a good night sleep, a hearty breakfast, and get to school on time as the testing blocks will be in the morning.  For students with Chromebooks, it is important to bring them charged and ready to use.  Finally, students will need access to earphones for the testing blocks.  We have earbuds on campus for students to use, however, we have always found students are more comfortable during the extended blocks when using their own headphones.  If possible, please have your child bring headphones to school for 14th and 15th and again on the 22nd and 23rd.  Thank you for your support in helping your child show off their learning on the test!  

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8th Grade Promotion Activities

8th Grade Promotion is quickly approaching!  For details on donation needs and all of the upcoming events, please visit our 8th Grade Promotion page.  

Summer Camps 2018

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

PTSA 2018-19 Officer Elections

Please see our PTSA page for the 2018-19 officer election information.

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.  Details will be updated as they are made available to us.


The counseling office will not be available for appointments on May 15 & 16 and May 22 & 23 due to testing.

WEB Training 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 Teacher of the Year!

CONGRATULATIONS MS. PATTI LANGEN who was nominated as CHMS Teacher of the Year!!!    We would also like to extend congratulations to the runners-up:  Mr. Aaron Sottile and Mr. David Delaney.  The PTSA announced the award this week and provided gifts for our winning teachers!  We are lucky to have such an awesome staff at CHMS!

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.

Yearbook Orders

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


It is time for 8th Grade Tribute Ads in the Yearbook.  We have a limited number of ad spaces so if you would like to purchase a space in the yearbook to congratulate your 8th grader then now is the time to do that.  This year parents will get to create their own ad to celebrate their student.  Create and pay for your ad online by March 9th.  For details click here.

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.

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.   


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

Greenhouse Project 2018

Joel Valdez - October Classified Employee of the Month

Joel Valdez - October Classified Employee of the Month

Ms. Langen's Environmental Science Class September 2017





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