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Information on Early Dismissals from School

Please avoid picking your student up early from school. It is important that students are only pulled from class when absolutely necessary, so they do not miss valuable instruction.

At Arcade, we receive a lot of early dismissal requests in the last 15 minutes of school, which is very disruptive to individual classrooms and the office. Please do not arrange for an early dismissal within the last 15 minutes of school.

If you must make an early dismissal request during lunch, please allot extra time, as it is very difficult to locate students at lunch. We are unable to make an all-call because other classes are still in session during both lunches. If it is absolutely necessary to pull your student out of school early during the lunch period, please CALL AHEAD so that we can notify your student before lunch, so it won't take as long to find your student.


When calling the school to report an absence or to clear an absence, please choose OPTION 1 from the main menu.
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Attention, parents!

The boys and girls locker rooms will be demolished over the Winter Break, as part of the first phase of construction. Two rooms on campus will be converted to locker rooms for use during the next year and a half of construction.

Students must clear out their lockers and take all of their items, including their locks, home over the Winter Break. If students leave any items behind in their lockers, the items will be set aside in the lost and found for students to retrieve in January, but their locks will be cut from their lockers.

Students will be cleaning out their lockers in class the last week of school before Winter Break. If you know that your student will be absent that week, please have them communicate with their teacher about clearing out their locker ahead of their absence.

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Progress Reports Handed to Students on December 5th

Progress Reports were handed out to students during 6th period classes on Monday, December 5th. Progress Reports are simply a snapshot of your student's grades at this point in time. Quarter 2 does not officially end until January 9th, which is when your student's grades become final and become a part of their official transcript. There is still time for students to improve their grades before the end of Quarter 2. Please take this opportunity to discuss your student's grades with your student. If you have any questions or concerns about your student's grades, please contact your student's teachers directly.


Lindsey McManigal


Arcade Middle School

Campus Tours at Arcade

We have one more day of Visitation Days scheduled for potential Arcade students, on Monday, December 12th.

If you know someone that maybe interested in coming to Arcade next school year, please feel free to share this information with them.

Please call the school office or use the link below to make an appointment and signup for a tour from 8:20 - 10:00 A.M.

Title 1 Parent Meeting Thursday, December 15th

Arcade's annual Title 1 Parent Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 15th from 5:00 – 6:00 P.M. right before our December PTO meeting.

If you are interested in learning more about the funding that Arcade receives and what it means to be a Title 1-funded school, this meeting is for you.

Light snacks and beverages will be provided.



PTO supports the school and students, and so can you! If you are looking for a way to participate, check out these upcoming options below.

For the must up-to-date info, visit the PTO website or the PTO Signup page for more details or to volunteer.

Have questions about PTO? Contact us at


  • Skate Night Volunteer - Thur 1/19
  • Dance Chaperone or Snack Bar - Fri 2/10


  • Student of the Month Award & Gift Coordinator
  • Fri 12/16, 1/27, 2/17

PTO Meetings

  • 12/15, 1/26, 2/16
  • Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:00 P.M., in person meetings at Arcade
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SJUSD Open Enrollment Period is December 5th through January 20th! If you would like your 8th grade student to go to a high school other than their home school, please open enroll them before January 20th.

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NEW Arcade Campus!!

Arcade is getting a full campus redesign!

The new Arcade will have state-of-the art classrooms; expanded facilities for our STEAM program, including a maker space and a media classroom with a full recording studio; a modernized MP Room; and a parking lot with a pickup and drop-off loop.

Completion of the project is expected for the start of the 2024-25 school year.

Check out our NEW campus design by visiting or check out the video below, which features a fly-through of the campus.

Arcade Middle School: New Build Update

Information about the New Bridges After School Program at Arcade

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Mira Loma High School Campus Tours

Arcade Middle School students and families:

Mira Loma High School is having campus tours for those interested in exploring what Mira Loma has to offer – from International Baccalaureate to International Studies, to over 80 clubs and competitive teams, and much more...

Please RSVP to one of our events by completing the following Google form Once you have reserved your seat, you will be emailed details about when and where to meet and will receive a pass from the event to excuse your absence.

The two dates currently available are December 1 and January 26. If you attended the Parent information night last week and already signed up, then you do not have to complete this form because you are already registered to attend.

Have you or a family member been touched by COVID?

Have you or a family member been touched by COVID? If you would like to have a basket of supplies to help you through this time, please contact Mrs. Augusta in the front office to arrange for a pick-up of supplies. Let us know the student’s name, parent/guardian name, phone number and/or email. Supply baskets include items such as COVID tests, wipes, toilet paper, crackers, and Gatorade packets.

Volunteer Information for 2022-2023 School Year

Please read the following information if you are interested in volunteering at Arcade!

The San Juan Unified School District has implemented new processes and regulations for the 2022-2023 school year. Even if you have volunteered at other schools, the district is still requiring that EVERYONE who has not filled out the online form last year sign up through the online process in order to volunteer at Arcade.

If you are not sure if you filled out the online link, please email Ms. Biggs at and she can check to see if you completed the form last year.

If you have not already completed the form, please go to and click on the Volunteer Verification Blue box to sign up to volunteer.

Please read the PDF form below for more information.

Welcome to Brainfuse HelpNow!

Governor Newsom announced this past month that free online tutoring and homework help is now available for every Californian 24/7.

You can access more information regarding that by clicking here.

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Covid Testing Available for Students at Arcade

Arcade Middle School offers COVID-19 Rapid testing for students in the main office.

Face coverings are still required in the Covid testing area.

Please make sure you pre-register your student before coming to test:

Please call to make an arrangement to have your student tested.

This testing is for San Juan Unified School District students and staff only.

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CALENDAR ITEMS - Looking Ahead

  • December 12 - Visitation Day at Arcade, 8:00 - 10:00 A.M.
  • December 15 - Title 1 Parent Meeting, 5:00 - 6:00 P.M., in Staff Room
  • December 15 - PTO Meeting, 6:30 - 7:30 P.M., in Staff Room
  • December 23 - January 9 - Winter Break (No School)
  • January 9 - Quarter 2 Ends


  • Monday - Friday from 7:30 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
  • Attendance Phone Number: 916-971-7300, ext. 1