Safety is always our top priority at Arden Middle School. Please take a moment to review the Arden Middle School Safety Plan and parents should be sure to visit the Arden's Parent Guide.One of our biggest safety issues is traffic flow especially during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. Here are a few tips to help keep everyone in the Arden Middle School community safe:
- Parents, be sure to pull all the way up when dropping your kids off in the morning or picking up in the afternoon. Remember you may use the two far-right lanes to wait for your children. Do not park in the drive-through lane on the left.
- Parents be sure to check in with the office to sign in and receive a visitor badge.
- If your children are walking home it is always a good idea to walk home with a friend who lives nearby.
- Be sure to have your children arrive early enough so they have time to go to their locker before class. The tardy bell rings at 7:40 a.m.
PARENTS, WE ARE LOOKING FOR A VOLUNTEER TO BE A PART OF OUR ARDEN MIDDLE SCHOOL SAFETY TEAM.The Safety Committee meets once a month at 7:00 AM and 3 times a year at Will Rogers Middle School to hear important district-wide safety information. Be a part of the decision making process for the safety of our students! Talk to Principal Stephanie Malia if you're interested in being a part of our safety team!
Student PlannerThe 2018-2019 Student Planner will assist students in making this a very productive year. All students are expected to have their Student Planner in class and to use it daily to record information regarding classes and assignments.The Student Planner is intended to clearly present rules, regulations and school information. Please read it carefully and refer to it as needed. Parents are encouraged to read the rules and regulations and to support the school in our efforts to maintain a quality learning environment.
The 2018-2019 Family Handbook contains important information for students, parents and guardians. Please take the time to download it and read it thoroughly. It references district policies and regulations, school programs, school safety information, as well as creative ideas on how to strengthen your parental role with your child, and much more. The Family Handbook also includes the school year calendar and a phone directory with school and department phone numbers.NOTE: The current version of the Parent Handbook has outdated information about the district's Integrated Pest Management Plan (IPM). Please visit www.sanjuan.edu/ipm for up-to-date information.
NOTE: The current version of the Parent Handbook has outdated information about directory information. As of July 1, 2018, place of birth is no longer classified as directory information.
District Policy on Use of Students in Photos and Video
Photos and video footage of students add significantly to the communication value of district and school publications, television productions, and web sites. It is the district's desire to share the achievements and recognition earned by students with the broader community. This effort can be aided by the use of photos or video footage showing students involved in the classroom and school-related activities.
Photos & Video
Unless notified in writing of an objection by a parent, legal guardian, or student of age 18, photographs and video footage of students and/or names may be posted in district-produced materials including printed publications, television productions, and websites.If parents do not wish photographs or videos of their student to be used in these materials, they should complete a Photo/Video Opt-Out form available at school offices or via the link below. Please be aware that opt-out requests are valid for the current school year and must be renewed at the start of the next school year.If an opt-out form is filed, district and school staff members will ALSO request news media not interview your student or film/photograph your student. While local news media typically honor such requests, the district does not have legal authority to prevent your student from talking with media or restricting who media outlets film or photograph. You are encouraged to have a discussion with your student about your wishes should members of the news media request to interview them.If photos or video of students or staff are going to be created, maintained or displayed by a third party where the District or school will not have direct control of the materials, then a written release form is required. Contact the Community Relations Office at (916) 979-8281 to discuss options.
Photos & Video - Special Education Students and Homeless StudentsSchool and District staff will always seek parent/guardian permission before using a photo which identifies a student receiving special education or homeless services. Permission forms for these situations can also be obtained from school offices or via the link below.
Please contact your school office or the Community Relations Office at (916) 979-8281 if you have any questions about this policy.