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For a list the monthly Character Traits, please click here.


Welcome Back CHMS Coyotes!

The Carlsbad Education Foundation is excited to join you and your student for a year full of STEAM, Music and Innovation!

Please click here for more information about CEF.

Become a STAR member today! 

Ways to give:  1. Donate online; 2. Text CarlsbadEd to 56651; 3. Mail a check to: Carlsbad Educational Foundation, 5631 Palmer Way, Suite L, Carlsbad, CA  92010

Health Notice Updates

Health Notices: 

Required Immunizations.

Immunizations for 7th Grade

Corona Virus Updates

The Flu: A Guide for Parents

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Theresa Green in our health office at 760-331-6390.

Save the Date

CHMS "Rockin' Expectations!

CHMS is implementing a new positive behavior incentive program this year.  Details can be found on pages 9-11 of the Student Handbook.

Join our PTSA

Click here to join for volunteer.

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! 


SOAR After School Program

Does your student need a place to go before or after school hours? The Carlsbad Educational Foundation has the place! SOAR is the on-site, hang-out spot for your student to have fun, and for you to rest easy. 

Parking Lot 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.

E Blast Newsletter

coyote howl   JUNE 10, 2020

CHMS office hours and weekly schedule 

Please see the updated Office Hours and Weekly Schedule Document that details office hours for each teacher and the weekly schedule so that parents can support their student(s) on the completion of the assignments and the expected learning outcomes with a single place to look to calendar office hours as needed. 

Message from our School Counselor, Ms. Espeleta: As we start gearing up for a summer, the resource linked below describes apps for all types of mental well being for adolescents. Since cell phones are where many adolescents enjoy spending their time, why not use them to help kids with their mental and emotional health: Apps to Help with Mental Health

immunization reminder for 6th graders

Reminder:  6th grade students will need to have their Tdap vaccination for 7th grade registration.  Please be sure to submit your proof of Tdap vaccination to the Health Office before June 1, 2020.

Required Shots for 7th Grade

congratulations 8th grade students!

We have put together a series of virtual experiences to honor our 8th grade students and families.  We will miss you and appreciate the impact you have had at CHMS! Please use the links below for access to aspects of your virtual promotion:

  • The 2020 CHMS Promotion Program featuring poetry by our 8th grade students

  • The Virtual Promotion Ceremony featuring 

    • speeches from our 8th grade students, Dr. Churchill, and Mr. Ecker. 

    • A beautiful presentation of our 8th grade class. 

    • A performance from our Music Students

    • A slide show of pictures from the past three years

    • A goodbye from 8th grade teachers

  • The 8th Grade Awards Ceremony.  

    • Families of students receiving awards have received notification this week. 

 The creation of this virtual promotion with support from staff and the PTSA has displayed clearly how much was accomplished over the past few years.  It is really remarkable.  There is no doubt that you are prepared to take high school by storm as you make positive impacts in our community and our world!  We all wish you the very best and hope that we are able to see you again soon!


report card viewing

This year, report cards will be available through Aeries parent portal. Parents will be able to view report cards beginning Friday, June 19, 2020.  Here are the directions for viewing your student's report card through Aeries Parent Portal:  Directions to View Report Cards

You may contact your school office if you would like to request a paper version of the report card. Please note, paper copies will not be available for you to pick up until the school offices are permitted to open per health orders.  

Recommended activities, resources, and summer learning activities to help prepare your student for next year will be posted on the CUSD website under Parent Resources by June 19th. Additionally, here are some resources for summer learning to help your child to be ready for next school year: Summer Learning Resources

Have a great summer!

Las boletas de calificaciones de este año estarán disponibles a través del portal para padres Aeries. Los padres podrán ver las boletas de calificaciones a partir del viernes 19 de junio de 2020. Estas son las instrucciones para ver la boleta de calificaciones de su hijo a través del Portal de Padres de Aeries: 

Instrucciones para ver las boletas de calificaciones

Puede comunicarse con la oficina de su escuela si desea solicitar una versión en papel de la boleta de calificaciones. Tenga en cuenta que las copias en papel no estarán disponibles para que las recoja hasta que las oficinas de la escuela puedan abrir según las órdenes de salud.

Las actividades recomendadas, los recursos y las tablas de opciones de verano para ayudar a preparar a su estudiante para el próximo año se publicarán en el sitio web de CUSD en Recursos para padres antes del 19 de junio. Además, aquí hay recursos para la práctica de verano para ayudar a su hijo a estar listo para el próximo año: Recursos de aprendizaje de verano

message of support from chms

The June 5th message of support from our CHMS  Principal, Assistant Principal and Guidance Counselor is available here.

summer meals

Carlsbad USD Nutrition Services is offering breakfast and lunch meal bundles this summer.  Please see the attached flyer for details.

YEARBOOK information

Don’t forget to view the digital version of our yearbook available to every CHMS student. Please use this link for some easy details on the app and how to access the Herff Jones Plus One app for IOS or Android.  

The hard copy of our yearbooks will not arrive until sometime this summer.  When we receive the yearbooks, we will work to get the books to students as safely and efficiently as possible.  

cef walk for schools

As we finish the last week of the 2020-21 school year, will you join us and the @carlsbadedfoundation to celebrate our students, teachers, and parents for our many successes?

Support Walk for Schools! Our commemorative, virtual event to celebrate you!

Community leaders share their Words of Wisdom to inspire us as we #MoveForwardTogether.

Learn More at

equity resources

SDCOE's Equity team put together resources to help educators and parents create a safe space to talk about current events and racialized violence with students. You can access those resources at

administrator/teacher emails

To contact a CHMS administrator or teacher via email, please visit the Directory page.  Emails can be found on the left-hand side of the page.

Course placement, electives and independent  study pe information for 2020-21

If you have questions regarding English or math placement, Electives or Independent Study PE for the 2020-2021 school year, please visit our  Course information page.

incoming 6th grade student information

Information for incoming 6th grade students can be found on our Counseling page.

We will update this information as it becomes available to us.

teen guide to mental health & wellness

Taking care of your mental health in so important during times like this.  Please click here to access a guide to wellness tips along with a list of crisis or emotional support phone numbers and apps.  

Mental & emotional health resources for families

The San Diego Access and Crisis Line (888-724-7240) can provide support in crisis intervention, mental health referrals, alcohol and drug support services, and community resources. 

Please visit our Parent Resources page for a list of resources for regarding mental and emotional health.

complete math 8 or freshman coursework this summer!

Registration is open for incoming 8th and 9th grade students to complete yearlong and semester classes during summer break. You can finish Math 8 or have fun learning Spanish!

Learn more and register at

make plans for summer!

Want to give your student a fun, enriching summer? Get excited for the Carlsbad Educational Foundation’s Summer Enrichment Camps! Learn to paint, cook, or build a mobile app or video game!

More than 50 full and half-day camps to choose – and 100% of proceeds go back to Carlsbad schools!

See the Full Camp Schedule:   

New Box Tops App!

Get the new Box Tops app!  It's the new way to earn!  Use the app to scan your receipts and earn Box Tops cash for CHMS!  Please view this link to learn how easy it is to use the new app!

Any questions can be directed to Teresa Plummer, PTSA Chairperson for Box Tops at

box tops