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Quarter 2 Report Cards are in the Mail!

Quarter 2 Report Cards were sent home on Wednesday, January 11th, so families should receive them sometime this week. Grades are also visible in the Parent Portal.
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This is the LAST WEEK for Open Enrollment!!!

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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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Skate Night this Thursday!

Skate Night is this Thursday, January 19th from 3:30 - 5:30 P.M. This is an event for Arcade students only; while parents may attend with their student, younger siblings are not allowed to attend.

Students must bring these items with them to the event:

1. signed parent permission slip

2. current Arcade student ID

3. $10 for admission* and extra money for snacks if desired

Reminders: Students must attend at least half of the school day on January 19th in order to attend the event, and students must also not be on the "No Go" List for behaviors.

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:

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.

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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The annual You Light the Way Awards, sponsored by San Juan Unified’s Community Advisory Committee (CAC) for Special Education, is now accepting nominations! The goal of the awards is to honor individuals who make outstanding contributions on behalf of students with disabilities in San Juan Unified.

Now is the chance for anyone in the San Juan Unified community to nominate staff, volunteers and community members that shine bright in the work they do every day! Nominations are due on Jan. 27 and recipients will be informed on Feb. 15. Nominate an individual today

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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

  • January 16 - No School
  • January 19 - Skate Night
  • January 23 - School Site Council Meeting
  • January 25 - Safety Team Meeting, 7:00 A.M., Room 1
  • January 26 - PTO Meeting, Staff Room, 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
  • January 31 - Student Dental Screening
  • February 1 - English Learner Advisory Committee, MP Room, 6:00 - 7:30 P.M.
  • February 10 - School Party, 6:30 - 8:30 P.M.
  • February 16 - PTO Meeting, Staff Room, 6:30 - 7:30 P.M.
  • February 20 -24 - NO School for President's Week


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