There will be NO SCHOOL on Monday, October 3rd

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School Site Council is looking for members!

The Arcade School Site Council is in need of three parents to join this year. Site Council is responsible for creating a School Plan for Arcade, which determines our goals for our school and how we will spend our site’s Title and LCFF funds.

Meetings are held roughly every six (6) weeks after school at 3:00 P.M. on Mondays.

Nominations are being accepted by email to Ms. McManigal at An election will be held in the following weeks and a link will be sent out in order to vote. Please consider submitting your name.

MAKEUP PICTURE DAY is Thursday, October 6th

Go to

Select Order School Pictures

Select ARCADE FALL 2022-2023

Select your package

Questions? Call (916)749-1026 and select Option 1 or email

ALL students will be photographed and receive an ID Card at no charge.

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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.

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Information on Early Dismissals from School

Please avoid early dismissal from schools. It is important that students are only pulled from class when absolutely necessary, so they do not miss valuable instruction.

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, as well.

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, please remember to CALL AHEAD (especially when you are pulling students during the lunch period), so that it will not take as long to bring your student to the office.

Scholastic Book Fair at Arcade - October 10-14th

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Arcade Book Fair Link

Visit our Book Fair homepage to learn more and get started with eWallet and online shopping!

El Camino Football Game!

Save the Date for the LAST El Camino Football game of the season!

Friday, October 21st at Abbot Field (El Camino's football field).

The JV game is at 5:00 P.M. and the Varsity game is at 7:00 P.M.

Many of our former students play on both teams and would love to have some Spartan support! Help to cheer them on.

Remember to bring your San Juan Student ID card.

Are you or someone you know looking for a Bilingual Instructional Assistant job? Arcade has positions available!

Arcade is looking for a Farsi/Dari-Speaking (Persian-Speaking) BIA

An AMAZING job opportunity is available at Arcade Middle School! We are in need of a Farsi/Dari-speaking (Persian) Bilingual Instructional Assistant (BIA).

Benefits for San Juan employees:

There is currently a hiring bonus for new candidates to the district. The pay range for BIAs is $15.00 - $18.72 an hour, medical benefits are paid 100% for employees and 75% for dependents, and there are CalPERS retirement benefits.

Attached below is the job description for these positions.

If you have any questions or are interested in one of the positions, please email Lindsey McManigal, Principal of Arcade at

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The Underground Clothing Connection! FREE Clothing Exchange Store

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Middle School Lunch and Breakfast Menus

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.

FREE Online Resources for Students

San Juan Unified students now have access to the California State Library’s online research databases, and their student identification cards can be used as an “E-Card” to access online materials from the Sacramento Public Library.

A translated flier with more information on accessing the state library’s research portals can be downloaded here. Resources include Britannica School-Student, Proquest Databases, and

A flier with more information on the Sacramento Public Library’s E-Card and online resources can be downloaded here. This flier also includes information on how to opt out of the E-Card program, which offers ebooks and other digital content.


Easy access at all SJUSD school sites!

● Just click on the “library tile in Portal and then on the tile of the database you want to access.

● Or check with your school library/media center to see if the databases have been added to Destiny.


● Tiles in the Student section of Portal are listed in alphabetical order.

● For Proquest, the tile is a folder. When you click on it, you will go to a page with a tile for each product available from Proquest Accessing the databases outside of SJUSD:

● Start in Portal or Destiny, as you normally would. Then follow the instructions below for the database you wish to use.

● Please note that the access codes listed below must be typed exactly as written.

Britannica School-Student and Escolar

Start in Portal and click on the tile for the Britannica or Escolar


● District access name: sanjuan

● District access code: sjusd!


Start in Portal and click on the tile for the Proquest product you want.


● District access name: sjusd1

● District access code: SJUSD12!

Do NOT start in Portal if you are not at a district site. Instead, go to: Enter

● District access name: sanjuan

● District access code: teachingbooksK12

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CALENDAR ITEMS - Looking Ahead

  • October 3 - No School
  • October 6 - Make-Up Picture Day
  • October 14 - End of 1st Quarter
  • October 20 - PTO Meeting, in person, 6:30 P.M.
  • October 26 - ELAC Meeting, in person, 6:00 P.M.
  • October 28 - Dance, 6:30 - 8:30 P.M.


  • 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