Welcome Back to School Spartans! We Will See You On Tuesday, January 10th!

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Changes to Expect on January 10th

Please study the map above, carefully read the changes below, and allow extra time for pick-up and drop-off the first few days of this week as we adjust to the new changes. You may also view the video below, which outlines several of the changes for students. Students watched this video before Winter Break.

1. There will now be one lane of traffic entering campus and two lanes exiting campus on Edison Avenue, so this entrance will only be a car entrance, not a student entrance to campus.

2. Notice that one lane must make a left-hand turn when exiting the parking lot, and the other lane must make a right-hand turn.

3. Students coming from Watt Avenue must use the new Watt Avenue entrance to campus, labeled "Student Walk Way" to enter campus.

4. Students will not be able to use the basketball courts/blacktop area before or after school, as it is in the middle of the parking loop.

5. There can be no stopping, parking, or pick-up directly in front of the school on Edison Avenue because of increased traffic.

We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate these changes together!

New Build Update 12.21.2022


At-home COVID-19 test kits are still available in the front office. The front office will be open on Monday, January 9th, from 9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. if families would like to pick up a test.

In addition, COVID-19 testing will be available to families on Thursday, January 5th; Friday, January 6th; and Monday, January 9th at two central testing locations. Location and time details can be found at At-home test kits can also be picked up at the central testing locations.

While San Juan Unified strongly recommends that students utilize these tests, there is no requirement to have a negative test to be able to attend school after winter break.

If students receive a positive test result, families should do the following:

1. Report the result to their medical provider

2. Contact their school office to report their test results

3. Keep students home from school until they are cleared to return

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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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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.

Save the Date for the next School Site Council Meeting - January 23rd

The next meeting for the Arcade School Site Council is on Monday, January 23rd in Room 21 from 3:00 - 4:00 PM.

School Site Council makes important decisions about how we spend our state and federal dollars. Arcade receives close to $400,000, which Site Council oversees.

Click here to preview the agenda:

Upcoming PTO Meeting - Thursday, January 26th

PTO Meetings

  • 1/26, 2/16
  • Thursdays from 6:30 - 8:00 P.M., in person meetings at Arcade

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
  • 1/27, 2/17
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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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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.

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.


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

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.

CALENDAR ITEMS - Looking Ahead

  • December 23 - January 9 - Winter Break (No School)
  • January 9 - Quarter 2 Ends
  • January 10 - Students return to school
  • January 16 - NO School
  • January 19 - Skate Night
  • January 23 - School Site Council Meeting
  • January 26 - PTO Meeting


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