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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.

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  • We want to remind families to NOT pick up students across the street from the school. Students are crossing and nearly getting hit by oncoming traffic, and clear "No Stopping" signs are posted by the crosswalks. Please pick up your student at the designated area BEHIND the school for their safety.
  • We do have many students that walk home, and we want to remind them to use the crosswalks and to walk on the sidewalks.
  • Lastly, students, please pick up after yourself while you are waiting for your ride, and place all trash in the garbage cans.
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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.

Help Support our StudGov! They have organized 3 Dine and Donate events. Yo Yo Yogurt on 10/13, Mod Pizza on 10/26, and Jimboy’s Tacos on 12/7.

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Scholastic Book Fair at Arcade - October 10-14th

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Dear Parents and Families:

Get ready! The Scholastic Book Fair is coming our way (YAY!). Choosing their own books

empowers kids and inspires them to become Bolder, Prouder, and Stronger Readers. AND—as

always—every book they buy earns rewards for our school to purchase books for the library.

Here’s what you need to know about the Fair, which will take place from October 10 – 14 at the

Arcade Middle School Library.

This year, say goodbye to cash and hello to eWallet—your child’s digital payment account.

Before the Fair, set up eWallet for worry-free, cash-free purchases. Anyone can contribute!

Share each child’s eWallet so friends and family can add funds. More books for your child to


If you can’t make it to the Fair, then shop at our school’s Online Book Fair from October 10 -23.

All orders ship directly to your home, and shipping is free for book orders over $25. Your online

orders will also benefit our school.

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

Scholastic Book Fair Homepage for Arcade MS

The countdown to more Bookjoy is on! Catch you at the Fair!

Happy reading,

Mrs. McManigal


Arcade Fundamental Middle School

Arcade Book Fair Link

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

1st Quarter Ends on Friday, October 14th

The 1st Quarter ENDS this Friday, October 14th!

Be sure to turn in all of your assignments!

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.


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.

Information About Head Lice

Below families will find digital links with information about Head Lice, what it is, how to prevent an infestation, and how to check and treat yourselves or your children.

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

The Underground Clothing Connection! FREE Clothing Exchange Store

The Underground Clothing Connection

Free clothing exchange store

-Name brands in stock: Adidas, Volcom, Converse, Vans, American Eagle, Hollister-

for San Juan Unified School District students and families that are in need.

Open Days (year round)

Wednesday 11AM to 4PM and Saturday 11AM to 3PM

Located inside Sunrises Mall: 6041 Sunrise Blvd, Citrus Heights

Kaylon (916)952-9797 / Edith (Spanish) at (916)979-8877

or email:

*Eligibility based on need:if you receive Free & Reduced Meal Plan, McKinney-Vento program, CalWORKS, SNAP, foster care, or other financial hardship

Eligible students and families interested in shopping can drop in at the store and sign-up. You can also sign-up from home by scanning the QR code in the flyer below then drop in at the store to shop.

Middle School Lunch and Breakfast Menus for the Month of OCTOBER


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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.

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 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