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Staff Development Day - August 24

Teacher Workday - August 25

School Begins - August 26



♦ Pick up registration packets

  • Monday, August 17th between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM or;
  • Tuesday, August 18th between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM

♦ 7th Grade Registration

  • Wednesday, August 19th between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM

♦ 8th Grade Registration

  • Friday August 21st between 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM

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Dear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School Students and Families,


WELCOME to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School.  We are looking forward to an exciting and productive 2015-2016 school year in our new facility.  


Middle school is a time of change. The workload and social adjustments are greater than in elementary school.  You will be expected to attend school regularly, complete all assignments and behave appropriately.  Your year will be exciting and filled with many new opportunities.


Our first day of school is Wednesday, August 26, 2015.  This will be a minimum day with dismissal at 12:50pm.  A copy of our bell schedule is included in the student handbook.


Please come to the school on either Monday, August 17 between 10:00 am-12:00 pm or on Tuesday, August 18 between 2:00 - 4:00 pm to pick up the following materials that you will need for registration:

  • Parent-student handbook/planner
  • Registration Packet


Students are responsible for knowing the contents of their handbooks located in the student planner. There is a $5.00 fee for the student planner; please bring cash only as we cannot accept checks.  Carefully read the entire handbook together with your child and sign the handbook receipt, the home school compact, the family life, and the media release sheets, which will need to be turned in on the day your child picks up his/her schedule.


The handbook contains valuable information for you and your child about special events, rules and responsibilities as students and parents of Dr. Martin Luther King Middle. We will have Spanish Handbooks and emergency cards in the office.


The parent or guardian must complete the emergency card and you must bring it during Parent-Student registration.  This is very important.  The emergency card must be completely filled out with two or more emergency contacts prior to receiving a class schedule.  You will not receive a class schedule if the emergency card is not completely filled and signed. (See additional information included with this letter).


Good luck this year.  We hope it will be your most successful year ever.



Estella Santos


(See additional information in the links below)



 pdf icon new Welcome Back Letter in English | Spanish

2015 - 2016 School Resources

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New MLK School Calendar for 2015 - 2016


New MLK Student Handbook 2015 - 2016

STEM at King Middle School

Right up to the last day of school the teachers and students at MLK continued their practice of teaching and learning every day, every period. Oftentimes when educators discuss implementation of STEM programs, the first things that come to mind are computers and technology. At King Middle School the seventh graders in Mrs. Wells’ class studied STEM the old-fashioned way—through biology, anatomy and physiology. For their final project, students dissected fetal pigs. This hands-on project kept the students engaged until the final bell rang to start summer vacation. MLK students had many things to share.


Iliana said, “I like looking at the insides of things."

Destiny stated, “It was a fun experience and a great way to learn about animals and yourself.”

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We would like to congratulate our MLK Cobra Concert Choir, which earned an "unanimous superior rating" at their performances at the Napa Valley Choir Festival at St. Ignatius Church in San Francisco, and then again this past Friday evening at the CMEA choral festival at Acalanes High School in Lafayette.

Upcoming Dates

  • April 30th - All-Saints Church in Hayward
  • May 26th - MLK Spring Concert

Student Ambassador

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Saturday afternoon Hamm presented to members of the HUSD school board and Superintendent Dobbs. He did an outstanding job and really showcased what an amazing community we have here at King. He did share some of the issues students say they face at our school, but he also spent time outlining all of the positive things he and other students see here. His presentation made me proud to be a King staff member.

The Experience of Student Ambassador Hammaad

The Student Ambassador program was exhilarating and fun. The experience consisted of working with an amazing teacher and staff to survey students to find out where they see room for improvement on our campus. The information allowed me to better understand the work of administrators and needs of schools. I hope this information will allow teachers, staff, and our Superintendent to better understand student behavior and needs. This will create a better environment for students and teachers all around.

MLK Students Shine at Oratorical Fest

On Friday the 2lst of March King Middle School students not only made us proud, they scored big for MLK with an exceedingly strong performance at the annual Oratorical Fest. The Cobras took first and second place at the public speaking completion held at Chabot College. 8th grader Shyh Saenz won first prize, and 7th grader Darius Smith won second prize in the middle school category. 7th grader Kaitlyn Duff persevered over her shyness and stage fright by completing a compelling speech on what she loves about the city of Hayward. All three contestants delivered impassioned and articulate speeches. Our own AP, Marlon Simpson, did a spectacular job emceeing the ceremonies. Overall, it could not have been any better for the Cobras!

Read Across America Day

Principal Estella Santos and Jacob Cote participate in Read Across America Day on March 2nd.  Mrs. Santos and Jacob practiced a CLOSE reading activity using The Cat In The Hat by Dr. Seuss.  ML King teachers and staff incorporate many reading strategies throughout the year to support the implementation of the Literacy strand of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts.

African American Student Achievement Initiative


The African American Initiative group has a dinner honoring Black History on Wednesday, February 4th starting 5:00 in the MPR

Come join us as we celebrate Black History Month as a community.  There will be live entertainment, good food, and student acknowledgements for honor roll and perfect attendance.  Come break bread with people of various backgrounds and be better informed, and connected, as the village it takes to raise, and educate, our children.

Congratulations Chris Aaron Basco "Hall of Fame, Rotary Scholar"

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MLK would like to congratulate Chris Aaron recipient of the "Hall of Fame, Rotary Scholar" award.  This highly prestigious award is designed to recognize students that have performed at an exemplary level.  This year only 4 awards have been given to Hayward Unified School District students, and it is a great accomplishment for Chris to be chosen.

In addition to being recognized by the school district, Chris will also be recognized by the Rotary Club of Hayward, the City of Hayward, representatives of local government, and the state legislature.

MLK Made In Hayward Pledge

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Event Calendar

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Important Dates/Information

New Printable 2015-2016 School Calendar | PDF

New Printable 2015-2016 Parent Permission Forms | PDF

New Welcome Back Letter  | English, Spanish

New Printable Student Handbook | English, Spanish

Printable Staff/Faculty Contact List | Google Docs 

Printable Teacher Help Days and Times | Google Docs


Community Events


After School Events