IJA School Community Connection

Support and Information for Parents/ Families

Puma Pride!

July 12, 2021

Dear IJA Families,

Wishing everyone a Pumatastic Summer! We hope you all are enjoying family/friends getting some rest and relaxation. We wanted to share information as we continue to receive updates regarding the reopening of schools from both our county and state health departments. Summer preparation for the the upcoming school year continues at IJA as we prepare for our First Day of School on August 19, 2021. 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 are beyond excited to be back in person for the 2021-2022 school year! Have a great Summer!

Note: Our main office will have limited office hours from July 12- August 1 so if you need to get ahold of us please email us in advance. The office will reopen fully on August 2, from 7:45am- 3:30pm.

Together Fostering Connections, Embracing Challenges and Championing Optimism. Positive energy is powerful energy! Thank you once again for your partnership.

Go Pumas! Vamos Pumas!

Gilbert Rodriguez and Jessica Tejada

Principal and Student Advisor

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First Day of School August 19, 2021

MPESD Academic Calendar 2021-2022 (Click Here)

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

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 6:00pm

Immunizations and Vaccination information:

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

Upcoming Dates/Events

  • July 15: MPESD Reopening of Schools Committee 6:00-7:30pm
  • Aug. 2 Main office Fully reopened 7:45am- 3:30pm
  • 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

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

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