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Bret Harte High School

Bret Harte Union High School District

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  • student registration: 2022/2023

    New to Bret Harte?! You MUST complete the required, online registration prior to the start of the 2022/2023 school year. Once complete, your student will receive a class schedule and you will be granted access to the Parent Portal.

    campus portal
    ic apps
    class 2023 senior portraits

    Friday, June 17, 2022

    "Dear Class of 2023 and Parents/Guardians,

    This message is to notify you that Bret Harte Union High School is contracted with Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch, to be the sole photographer for your senior portraits. Your portrait sittings will be taken on campus Tuesday, July 26 - Thursday, July 28, 2022 by appointment.

    Appointments will be scheduled by Prestige Portraits. No later than the second week in July, you should have receive an email with your appointment date and time along with your unique code to confirm your pre-scheduled appointment.  If you do not receive your appointment, please visit and search for your appointment using the search feature in the middle of the webpage. You can find your appointment by searching for your school by city and state, and then by your first and last name.

    This year's seniors will be required to wear Tux and Drape for their yearbook image. Please know that it is the goal of Bret Harte Union High School faculty and staff to have each senior's portrait in the 2022-2023 yearbook."

    - Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch (Bret Harte Union High School)

    summer work permits

    Students working over summer,  will need to apply for a Summer Work Permit. Work permits needed after Friday, June 17 will need to be brought to the District Office, located at 323 S Main St, for processing. The school office will reopen on Wednesday, August 3, 2022. 

    Student Schedules: 2022/2023

    Friday, June 3, 2022

    "Today, prospective 2022/23 student schedules were released and can be accessed on the student and parent portal of Infinite Campus.  Please understand, that though this is the likely schedule for next year, over the summer, the schedule may change as we look to balance classes and change schedules due to summer school work.  I would like to thank our Bret Harte staff for working so diligently over the last two months to work with students and families to give them the best course schedule as possible.  We are aware that some of the student choices for courses for next year may have changed.  To request a schedule change, each student must complete a Schedule Change Request Form (available electronically using this link or in paper at the school front office), including the reason for the request and parental signature.  Non-essential requests, such as: to be with friends or to change teachers, will not be granted.  All requests must be made the first two weeks of the school year to receive consideration, unless the reason for a change is based on an inappropriate placement and should be submitted to Ms. Sherryl Godfrey.  On behalf of the Bret Harte Staff, we hope you have a wonderful and relaxing summer and can use this time to rejuvenate yourself for next year.  We look forward to having you in our classrooms again in August!”

    Jacob Holt, Principal

    2022/2023 school year newsletter
    2022/2023 school year newsletter
    freshman/new student orientation
    freshman/new student orientation

    In the event of adverse weather conditions, a late start is possible. The decision is made between the joined efforts of Transportation and CHP.  If the weather conditions warrant a late start, you will receive a voice dialer and text message, based on the student’s communication preferences, indicating a late start. An additional resource regarding late starts are the following local radio stations: KVML’s 1450 AM, 93.5 FM KKBN, and 102.7 FM KZSQ and During inclement weather all students waiting at bus stops will be given a ride to school whether or not they have a bus pass.

    Any athletic/sport webpages that are not linked to Bret Harte Union High School District pages are not affiliated with the District.

    School Facilities: Please be advised that the Bret Harte High School's Dorroh Field is closed to the public from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM during school days.  It is open to the public before and after these hours and on non-school days.

    Our School

    Bret Harte Union High School District provides a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district's academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities. The campus is one of two schools in the District: Bret Harte Union High School, a traditional comprehensive and independent study high school and Vallecito High School, a continuation high school. Bret Harte Union High School operates on a traditional-year schedule composed of four quarters and currently operates on a modified block schedule.

    Bret Harte Union High School firmly believes that there must be involvement between the school, the district staff, parents, and community members. Only by working together can a strong educational program be created which enables students to look forward to the challenge of the future.  Students must be prepared intellectually technically, and socially for the world of work, advanced vocational training, and/or higher education.

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