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A Few Reminders for Friday's Spooky Spartan Dance

Friday, the 28th, is our first school dance, the Spooky Spartan Dance! Come in your Halloween costume and make sure you follow the Halloween costume guidelines below.

In order to attend the dance, students must attend more than half of the school day on Friday, the 28th, and they can not be on the no-go list for disciplinary reasons. All students and families will be notified in advance of the dance if they can not attend.

Students must have these items to gain entry into the dance:

1. a signed parent permission slip

2. a 2022-23 school ID

3. $5


Each dance admission allows students to participate one time in the Haunted Halls exhibit. Students may purchase unlimited access to the Haunted Halls exhibit for $1.

Students may also bring an additional $1-$5 to purchase items from the snack bar.

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Guidelines For Dressing up for Halloween at Arcade

Celebrate Halloween and our first dance of the year by dressing up for Halloween!

We will be dressing up on Friday, October 28th at Arcade because that is the day of our dance.

Please keep these guidelines in mind when planning your school costume:

  • Costumes must adhere to dress code (i.e., "zones" must be covered)
  • No weapons, blood, bloody stumps, portrayal of violence or excessive gore are allowed
  • No hoods or masks that covers your entire face are allowed--only masks for Covid are allowed (feel free to decorate your Covid face mask!)
  • No props are allowed. For example, no handcuffs, weapons, or helmets may be used
  • Be creative and have fun!


The School Site Council will be meeting on:

Monday, October 24th from 3:00-4:00 PM.

This is an in-person meeting at the school.

We are still looking for parent volunteers to join our School Site Council. If you are interested in helping to determine how we allocate our funds to provide services to our students, joining Site Council might be of interest to you. If you would like to be a parent representative, please email Principal McManigal at, or you can check out the meeting on Monday!

English Learner Advisory Committee Meeting

The ELAC meeting is this Wednesday, October 26th. The meeting will be an in-person meeting at the school at 6:00 P.M.


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If you are interested in joining Arcade's wrestling team, please come by the front office for a sign-up form. Sign-ups are due by October 28th.

Email our coach, Bradley Norman, for more information:

Arcade Athletes! Come join Intermediate Boys’ Basketball for 6th-8th graders!

The Mission Oaks Recreation & Park District season runs from 11/2/22-1/14/23. Practices will take place right here on campus during the week (times TBD), and games will take place at area schools on Saturdays (8am-5pm). Registration fee is $110 and can be done:

~ online at or

~ in person at 3344 Mission Ave., Carmichael, 95608

For more info visit or call 916) 359-1604

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Help Support our StudGov! They have organized 3 Dine and Donate events. Two events remain: Mod Pizza on 10/26, and Jimboy’s Tacos on 12/7.

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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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Breakfast and Lunch Remain Free to All Students

Students must simply enter their Student ID numbers in order to get a free school breakfast or lunch.

Students are assigned 1st or 2nd Lunch based on their 4th period teacher. Students who have 1st Lunch go to lunch before attending their 4th period class, while students who have 2nd Lunch go to lunch after their 4th period class. The lunch assignments by teacher are available by clicking on the red button below.

For example, if a student has Mr. Androlowicz for 4th period, they will have 1st Lunch, and they will go to lunch before attending Mr. Androlowicz's class. If a student has Mr. Alvarez for 4th period, they are assigned 2nd Lunch, and they will go to lunch after attending Mr. Alvarez's class.

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.

CALENDAR ITEMS - Looking Ahead

  • October 24 - 28th - Spirit Week at Arcade
  • October 24 - School Site Council Meeting, in person, 3-4PM
  • October 26 - ELAC Meeting, in person, 6:00 P.M.
  • October 26 - Dine and Donate at MOD Pizza
  • October 28 - Dance, 6:30 - 8:30 P.M.
  • November 6 - Daylight Savings Time, Clocks BACK one hour
  • November 10 - NO School
  • November 11 - NO School (Veteran's Day)
  • November 18 - Progress 2 Ends
  • November 21-25 - NO School (Thanksgiving Holiday)


  • Monday - Friday from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM
  • Please wear a mask and maintain social distancing
  • Attendance Phone Number: 916-971-7300 ext. 1