Please Join the School Site Council, Safety Team, and PTO Meetings this week!

School Site Council Meeting - Monday, 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:

Safety Team Meeting is Wednesday, January 25th

All are welcome to join the Arcade Safety Team Meeting this Wednesday, January 25th at 7:15 AM in Room 1. Please check in the front office before heading to Room 1.

Upcoming PTO Meeting - Thursday, January 26th

Upcoming PTO Meetings:

  • Thursday, January 26th and Thursday, February 16th
  • 6:30 - 8:00 P.M.
  • In-person meetings, in the Staff Room

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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HUGE Shout Out to the Arcade Wrestling Team!!

The Arcade Wrestling team had their first match of the season last Tuesday against Kingswood and won!! Congratulations to all the wrestlers who participated and demonstrated excellent Spartan spirit during the event!

Jason Rivas was awarded the MVP of the match. Rivas wrestled two weight classes and won both of his matches flawlessly!

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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

Quarter 2 Report Cards are in the Mail!

Quarter 2 Report Cards were sent home on Wednesday, January 11th, so families should have received them already. If you did not receive your student's report card, please contact the school office so that we can make sure we have the correct address on file. Grades are also visible in the Parent Portal.
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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.

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.

CALENDAR ITEMS - Looking Ahead

  • January 23 - School Site Council Meeting, 3:00 - 4:00 P.M., Room 21
  • January 25 - Safety Team Meeting, 7:15 - 7:45 A.M., Room 1
  • January 26 - PTO Meeting, 6:30 - 8:00 P.M., Staff Room
  • January 31 - Student Dental Screening
  • February 1 - English Learner Advisory Committee, MP Room, 6:00 - 7:30 P.M.
  • February 10 - Cupid's Birthday Party, 6:30 - 8:30 P.M.
  • February 16 - PTO Meeting, 6:30 - 8:00 P.M., Staff Room
  • 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