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ELAC Meeting on Wednesday, August 17th

Arcade's first English Language Advisory Committee is this week! ELAC will be held in person on Wednesday, August 17th from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. in Room 4*.

You'll learn about services we provide to our English Learners, curriculum used in our program, and you'll be able to meet our Arcade staff. Ms. Toike, Arcade's English Language Development teacher; Mr. Tateishi, vice principal; and Ms. McManigal, principal, will be there to answer any questions you may have.

Translators will be available for Dari, Pashto, and Spanish speakers.

*The entrance to campus closest to Room 4 will be open for this event: the pedestrian gate to the right of the STEAM mural in the front of campus will open at 5:45 P.M. The closest parking to the pedestrian gate is in the front of campus or in the parking lot.


Thursday, Aug. 25th, 6-8pm

Arcade MP Room

Meet your students' teachers, counselors, and administrators and learn more about Arcade by attending Back-to-School Night.

We will kick off the event with a presentation in the MP Room, and then parents will follow their students' schedules and attend their classes. (The schedule will be released in next week's Smore.)

First PTO Meeting of the Year

The first Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) meeting of the year will be on Thursday, August 25th at 5:30 P.M., right before Back-to-School Night begins. If you are interested in learning more about PTO or would like to meet your officers and see how you can get involved, please attend. All are welcome!

Minimum Day Friday, August 26th

We will be on a Minimum Day Schedule Friday, August 26th.

All students will be dismissed from school at 11:10 A.M.

The school cafeteria will be serving an optional, grab-and-go lunch at 11:10 A.M. (right at dismissal).

Please review the school dress code with your student and help them come to school dressed for success!

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Student Safety is a Priority! Please follow the Drop-Off and Pick-Up Route!!

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Information about Pick-up and Drop-off

When picking up or dropping off students, please do so from the back of campus, following the map below. Edison Avenue is very busy before and after school, and it is far safer to have students enter and exit cars in the back of campus, off of the main road.

When entering and exiting the parking lot, please keep an eye out for students, who will be using both crosswalks.

For the first few days of school, please also allow some extra time for pick up and drop off, as we have many new families who'll be learning our system.

Thank you for helping keep our students safe!


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.

Middle School Lunch and Breakfast Menus

School Pictures on Monday, August 29th

Picture Day is scheduled for Monday, August 29th!

Go to

Select Order School Pictures

Select ARCADE FALL 2022-2023

Select your package

Questions? Call (916)749-1026 and select Option 1 or email

ALL students will be photographed and receive an ID Card at no charge.

School Picture Order Form


PE clothes will be on sale Tuesday, August 16th, and Wednesday, August 17th, in students' PE classes. Students may purchase clothes with cash or checks made out to Arcade Middle School. Students start dressing out on Tuesday, August 23rd.

Items that will be on sale:

Shirts - $8.00

Shorts - $10.00

Bags - $8.00

Locks - $6.00

Sweatshirts - $25.00

Sweatpants - $15.00

Sports Pack (includes a shirt, shorts, a bag, and a lock) - $30.00

Complete Set (includes all 6 items) - $60.00

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.

CALENDAR ITEMS - Looking Ahead

  • August 17 - ELAC Meeting
  • August 25 - Back-to-School Night
  • August 26 - Minimum Day
  • August 29 - Picture Day
  • September 5 - NO SCHOOL


  • 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