IJA School Community Connection

Support and Information for Parents/ Families

Puma Pride!

September 19, 2021


Dear IJA Families,


We continue to Build, Bridge and Bond in support of our school community partnership and safe return to campus. Thank you, for your daily support with Wearing a Mask, Washing Hands and Practicing Social Distancing. The teachers/staff continue to support student learning and supporting students social and emotional well being (mindfulness). We had several students, teachers/staff last week share that they were glad to be back in the classroom. Make sure to attend our Virtual Back to School Night on 9/22 at 6:00pm. It is great to see our students have one to one devices this year as we continue to rollout new technology and curriculum. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or just need to talk We work together at IJA!


Remember: if you demonstrate any COVID-19 symptoms (Click Here)(Pulse Aqui) please keep you children at home and contact the main office 408-223-3750.


Together: Building, Bridging and Bonding. Positive energy is powerful energy! Thank you once again for your partnership.


Go Pumas! Vamos Pumas!


Mr. Gilbert Rodriguez and Mrs. Jessica Tejada

Principal and Student Advisor

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Virtual Back to School Night is on 9/22 at 6:00pm (Zoom)

Join us on Wednesday 9/22 at 6:00pm for our annual Back to School Night. Teachers will be presenting information about their classes and meeting with parents and families. Parents/Families will be provided a link to join your students teacher BTSN virtual presentation.


Parents Teachers Association General Meeting on 9/23 at 6:00pm (Zoom)

Join our PTA and also find our how you can support the school.


Picture Day is on 9/30 for all grades

Parents can pick up ordering information at our main office


Bell Schedule 2021-2022 (Click Here)

IJA Academic Calendar 2021-2022 (Click Here)

Upcoming Dates/Events

  • Sep. 15: Hispanic Heritage Month Begins
  • Sep. 22 : Back to School Night Virtual Event 6:00pm
  • Sep. 23: PTA meeting at 6:00pm (Click Here Zoom Link)
  • Sep. 27- Oct.1: Spirit Week
  • Sep. 29: Student Body Elections
  • Sep. 30: Picture day all grades
  • Oct. 6: Walk and Roll Event fun

Health and Safety Reminders

  • Wear a Mask, Wash Your Hands and Practice Social Distancing (This applies to anyone on school our campus; which includes our parking lot.)
  • Please make sure to check for COVID- 19 Symptoms before coming to school (Click Here) (Pulse Aqui) If you feel sick stay home and call our main office 408-223-3750

Traffic/Parking Lot Safety
  • Please do not make an illegal left turn into our parking lot or when leaving our parking lot.
  • Please watch your speed and allow enough time to get to our school and leave our school.
  • Parents/Families please Wear a Mask when dropping off and picking up your children in our parking lot (Students are watching).

Symptoms of COVID-19

Wear a Mask. Stop the Spread. Be Safe.

Additional Resource Support

Join PTA!

We are in Partnership!

Our PTA is very involved in our school community, they have arranged school wide events, provided school spirit days that add to the school culture here at IJA. They also help us with fundraising that help support our school.


We need your support in attending our monthly PTA meetings (Zoom Format).


PTA Amazon Smile

Please support us by using Amazon Smile. They donate us every time you shop.

  • Use "smile.amazon.com" and choose" Ida Jew Elementary PTA "as a supporting charity organization
Por favor apoyenos usando Amazon Smile. Nos van a donar cada vez que hagamos compras.
  • Use "smile.amazon.com "y elija "Ida Jew Elementary PTA" como la organización de caridad.

Vaccine Information for ages 12-17

Parent Resources and Support

Important Links

Ida Jew Academy

Gilbert Rodriguez Principal

Jessica Tejada Student Advisor