Safety is always our top priority at Arden Middle School. Please take a moment to review the Arden Middle School Safety Plan (updated each March) and parents should be sure to visit the Arden's Parent Guide

    San Juan Unified School District Safety Plan (updated each March)

    The Arden School campus, located at the corner of Arden Way and Watt Ave, is one of the busiest intersections in Sacramento.
    • Please pay close attention to student pedestrians and bicycle riders.
    • Do not drop your students along Watt Ave or Arden Way. Pull into the parking lot.
    • We ask that you be alert and patient when navigating our parking lots.
    • Pull all the way up when dropping your kids off in the morning or picking-up in the afternoon. 
    • Watch for buses and allow them access to the parking lot. 



    The 2021-22 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. 

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 websites. 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 students 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 videos 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 Students

    School and district staff will always seek parent/guardian permission before using a photo that 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.

Last Modified on January 19, 2023