Join Us This Thursday for Skating!

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Foothill Skate 4700 Auburn Blvd, Thursday, September 15th, 3:30-5:30 P.M.

Our first Skate Night is this week!

Students were given permission slips last week, but additional permission slips are available in the Arcade office.

Students must have these items in order to be admitted to Skate Night:

1. a signed permission slip packet (the yellow page must be initialed by a parent/guardian and the white page needs to be filled out and signed)

2. a current school ID

3. $10 in cash

Foothill Skate has another event after Arcade's Skate Night, so all students must be picked up no later than 5:45 P.M.

Parents and guardians may also attend this event if they pay the entrance fee of $10, but other family members (i.e., older or younger siblings) may not attend.

Reminders about Attending School Events

We are excited to host our first student event of the year!

All students may attend events unless they have been suspended during the quarter or if they been absent three (3) or more periods on the day of the event. Students who are unable to attend events will be notified prior to the event, along with their families.

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Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our SignUp on SignUp:
2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.
3) Sign up! It's Easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.

Note: SignUp does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact our PTO President, Jenn Abbott, via email at and I can sign you up manually.

*Parent volunteers at school events must be approved through the district office. Volunteers may sign up online at

Volunteers must have gone through this process in order to volunteer at school events.

Volunteers only need to sign up on the portal ONCE. The clearance is good for any San Juan school and for all of your students.

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Attention, 6th-grade Families!

On Tuesday, September 20th, from 6:00 - 7:00 P.M., the College and Career Readiness department will host a webinar for 6th-grade students and families to share information on graduation requirements, college admissions requirements, Career Technical Education, and more.

Translation services will be available. Please register at

The Underground Clothing Connection! FREE Clothing Exchange Store

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Arcade Students Are Not Allowed on Mira Loma Campus During School Hours

Attention, families! Now that Mira Loma's end time is 3:35 P.M., some of our students are entering Mira Loma's campus while school is still in session at Mira Loma. This has been very disruptive to Mira Loma's learning environment, as some students have been on skateboards or on bikes.

Please remind your students they can not go on other school campuses while school is in session. They are also not able to wait for their siblings in Mira Loma's front office. Thank you for helping support our other San Juan campuses!


Arcade is implementing a Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS) program this year! The goal of PBIS is to recognize students when they demonstrate the "Spartan Strong" behaviors of being kind, safe, and responsible. Students are acknowledged by staff with tickets, which they can redeem for prizes or submit for the weekly raffle.

The PBIS Team meets every other Wednesday from 3:00 - 4:00 P.M. Community members are always welcome to attend our meetings, but we are currently looking for a designated Parent Representative and Student Representative to join the team. During these meetings we discuss current behavior trends, brainstorm possible solutions, and work to improve the supports and incentives we offer to students.

Please email Mr. Gallagher at if you are interested in joining the PBIS team as a Parent Representative or a Student Representative.

Join the Arcade Safety Team

This year our Safety Team will be focusing on safety improvements and preparations for the new build. Since construction will start in the next few months, many new procedures will be needed around the school. Joining this team will give you an active voice in how we can better protect our students and the school community. While all community members are welcome to drop in to any Safety Team meeting, we are looking for a designated Parent Representative and Student Representative who are members of the team.

Safety Team meets once a month in the mornings before school to discuss our current safety plan and make any safety related changes or updates. The meetings will be held in Room 1 on the last Wednesday of each month from 7:15 - 7:45 A.M., starting on August 31st.

Please email Mr. Tateishi at if you are interested in joining the team as a Parent Representative or a Student Representative.


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. Please encourage your student to start memorizing their Student ID number, so that the cafeteria line moves as quickly as possible. Students can find their Student ID numbers on their schedules, along with their lunch assignment (1st Lunch or 2nd 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.

Lunch assignments can be confusing, so all 3rd period teachers will review the process with students on the first few days of school to help ensure that all students go to lunch and their 4th period class at the proper times.

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.

Parent Portal

SJUSD Parent Portal provides parents and families with easy and timely access to student information. You can access the SJUSD Parent Portal in one of three ways:

1. If you have a valid email address on file and are listed as the mother, father, or guardian for your student(s) without any directory restriction, click on the "Need Your Login Information?" link and an email will be automatically sent to you with your PIN and Password.

2. If you are listed as the mother, father, or guardian for your student(s) and do not have any directory restriction, but are not able to access email, please visit your school site or the Technology Services SIS HelpDesk, which is located at 5133 Engle Road, Carmichael, CA 95608 for assistance.

3. You may also request the information be sent to you by sending an email to Please indicate your name, school that your student(s) attend, and their name(s). This request will be passed along to your school and they will follow up with you.

In order to protect student confidential information in accordance with Federal and State regulations, parents must provide student name, birth date, and school of enrollment, and present a valid ID in person.

Click here for a quick tutorial guide.

To learn more about our Parent Portal, view our online resources.

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.

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CALENDAR ITEMS - Looking Ahead

  • September 15 - Skate Night
  • October 3 - NO School
  • October 6 - Make Up Picture Day
  • October 14 - End of 1st Quarter
  • October 26 - ELAC Meeting
  • October 28 - Dance


  • 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