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Campus Tours at Arcade

Visitation days at Arcade will be on these days by appointment:

  • Monday, December 5
  • Monday December 12

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!

Dine and Donate with Arcade at Jimboy's Tacos

Please join Arcade's Student Government class at their final Dine and Donate night of the 2022 school year!

What: Share a night with friends and family eating at Jimboy's to help raise funds for Arcade

Where: Jimboy's Tacos, 3900 Watt Avenue

When: Wednesday, December 7th from 4:30-7:30 P.M.

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English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) Meeting Rescheduled

The next ELAC meeting has been rescheduled from December 1st to December 7th.

The meeting will still be from 6:00-7:30 P.M. and will take place in the MP room.

ALL are welcome to join! This meeting will focus on gathering feedback from our ELAC community about district supports and services. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

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Next Friday is Minion Spirit Day! Dress like a minion at school and come to Movie Night!

Minions: The Rise of Gru will be featured at Arcade's Movie Night on Friday, December 9th!

The event is from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. From 5:00 - 5:30 P.M., face painting will be available before the movie begins. Doors closed and entry to the event will not be allowed after 5:30 P.M. when the movie begins.

Students must bring these items with them to the event:

1. signed parent permission slip

2. current Arcade student ID

3. $5 for admission* and extra money for snacks if desired

Reminders: Students must attend at least half of the school day on December 9th in order to attend the event, and students must also not be on the "No Go" List for behaviors.

*one free popcorn is included with each admission ticket

Title 1 Parent Meeting

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.

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

There is a job opportunity available at Arcade Middle School! We are in need of a Farsi/Dari (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.

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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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

Groundbreaking Ceremony ~ Friday, December 9th at 9:00AM

Arcade families,

You’re invited to join us as we officially kick-off our campus modernization project with a groundbreaking ceremony at 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9.

The ceremony program will include short speeches followed by an opportunity for attendees to take a groundbreaking photo with a hard hat and shovel, and see renderings of the future campus.

The modernization project at Arcade includes construction of a brand-new multipurpose room, administration building, science wing and maker space, as well as a full renovation and expansion of the parking lot and drop-off zone. Additional exterior site improvements including security fencing will also be included in the project scope.

Please RSVP for the event by visiting

If you are attending with your student, please check in at the office prior to the ceremony.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me directly.

Lindsey McManigal

(916) 971-7300

Information about the New Bridges After School Program at Arcade

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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


  • Movie Night Snack Bar - Fri 12/9
  • 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

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.

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

  • December 5 - Visitation Day at Arcade, 8:00 - 10:00 A.M.
  • December 7 - Dine & Donate at Jimboy's Tacos
  • December 7 - English Learner Advisory Committee, 6:00 - 7:30 P.M., in MP Room
  • December 9 - Arcade Movie Night, 5:00 - 7:00 P.M., in MP Room
  • 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