IJA School Community Connection

Support and Information for Parents/ Families

Planning and Preparation for 21-22

Puma Pride!

July 28, 2021

Dear IJA Families,

Summer planning and preparing for our a safe return on August 19, 2021. Just wanted to share some updates and information with each of you in support of our safe return to school. Please understand that we continue to receive updates regarding the reopening of schools from both our county and state health departments. Most importantly we wanted to share what you all can do Before August in preparation for the start of school. Please see the information below. We look forward to seeing everyone soon. Enjoy your Summer!

Together Fostering Connections, Embracing Challenges and Championing Optimism. 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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Coffee with the Superintendent 8/2/2021 at 5:30pm English Virtual Meeting (Click Here)

Cafe Con La Superintendent 8/2/2021 at 6:45pm Spanish Meeting (Pulse Aqui)

  • Join in on our conversation with our Superintendent Dr. Elida MacArthur as we discuss our reopening of schools and additional information about the new school year.

MPESD National Night Out 8/3/2021 at 6:30- 8:00pm at Robert Sanders

Come out and join us at Robert Sanders Elementary for some school community fun. The first 100 people will get a backpack and a water bottle. (See Flyer Below)

Supply Lists

  • Schools will not provide a supplies list; schools will provide the necessary materials to all the students. Families can choose to buy supplies for their students, but schools or teachers will not be sending a supply list to parents/guardians.


  • It has been shared that districtwide students will be asked to once again to wear school uniform
  • All Grades Uniform quick Reference Sheet (Click Here)

Parent/Student Virtual Orientation: August 12,2021 (Zoom)

  • TK/K Students: 5:00pm
  • Grades 1-8: 6:00pm

Student Welcome Walkthrough Orientation grades TK-8 (Tentative Dates)

Note: Please understand that orientation dates and format are subject to change and are currently planned for in-person.

  • TK/K Students Aug. 16 at 5:00pm
  • Grades 1-5 Aug. 17 at 6:00pm
  • Grades 6-8 Aug. 17 at 6:30pm

Immunizations and Vaccination information:

Please make sure to review all appropriate immunization information for school aged children:

Upcoming Dates/Events

  • Aug. 2 Main office Fully reopened 7:45am- 3:30pm
  • Aug. 2 Coffee with the Superintendent English 5:30pm zoom
  • Aug. 2 Cafe Con La Superintendent Spanish 6:45pm zoom
  • Aug. 3 National Night Out 6:30pm- 8:00pm at Robert Sanders
  • Aug. 5 San Jose Public Library events see flyer below
  • Aug. 12: Parent/Student Virtual orientation:TK/K Students: 5:00pm Grades 1-8: 6:00pm
  • Aug. 16: Student Welcome Walkthrough Orientation TK/K Students at 5:00pm
  • Aug. 17: Student Welcome Walkthrough Orientation Grades 1-8 at 6:00pm
  • Aug. 19: First Day of School
  • Back to School Welcome back is planned for September

SJ Public Library: "Back2Cool" Speaker Series: A Family Learning Center Event

Join in on the fun of learning with our San Jose Public Library (Click Here)

Join in on the fun!

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Now Enrolling

Vaccine Information for grades 12-17

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MPESD Academic Calendar 2021-2022

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Parent Resources and Support

COVID 19 and Behavioral Health Services

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.

Uplift Family Services' Mobile Crisis Team

The Uplift Family Services' Mobile Crisis Team provides 24-hour intervention to children and teens in the community who are in acute psychological crisis. To access the 24-hour/7 days a week crisis line call 1-408-379-9085 or call toll-free 1-877-41-CRISIS (412-7474).

Important Links

Ida Jew Academy

Gilbert Rodriguez Principal

Jessica Tejada Student Advisor

Wear a Mask. Stop the Spread. Be Safe.