San Juan Unified School District
ARDEN MIDDLE SCHOOL
1640 Watt Avenue, Sacramento, Ca. 95864
Telephone (916) 971-7306; FAX (916) 971-7830
Internet Web Site: www.sanjuan.edu/arden
Kent Kern, Superintendent of Schools
Stephanie Malia, Principal
Lindsey McManigal, Vice Principal
January 7, 2020
Hello Arden Families,
Happy New Year! This is Principal Stephanie Malia. As we begin the second half of our school year, I wanted to share a few important items with you. First of all, after being on medical leave for the first semester, I am happy to be returning to Arden as Principal. I want to thank Ms. Lindsey McManigal and Mr. Chad Lyon for taking over as Interim Principal and Interim Vice Principal, respectively. They did an amazing job running things the past several months. Mr. Lyon is returning to his teaching assignment for us in the English department, and Ms. McManigal is continuing her role on our administrative team as Vice Principal. I am looking forward to getting back to work with Arden’s staff, students, and families.
Also, one of our teachers, Ms. Sue Medeiros, has decided to retire from her teaching position in our math department effective yesterday, January 6. While we work with the district to hire a replacement for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year, we currently have Ms. Michelle Hoang subbing in these classes. Ms. Hoang also subbed for Mr. Lyon in his English classes while he worked in the office, so many of our students are already familiar with her. We understand how important it is to have a consistent teacher in our classrooms, so we are working to quickly find a regular teacher for the remainder of the school year. We wish Ms. Medeiros a happy retirement and good luck in her next adventure.
Lastly, we have a few of our teachers who still need to finalize student grades for the first semester. We expect to have all first semester grades posted no later than Friday, January 10.
Thank you all in advance for your patience as we work through these transitions. Please continue to look for updates and news on our webpage and in my Principal’s messages.