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SDJA Parent Page

We have a Parent Page with quick links to frequently used information such as supply lists, reading lists and dress code/uniform guidleines. You can also access our Parent Portal (Edline) through the Parent page. GMLS Attendance: 858-704-3725 or gmlsattendance@sdja.com.

Parent Portal imageSDJA Parent Portal (Edline)

SDJA’s Parent Portal (Edline) is a technology tool used by parents to access various kinds of information pertaining to their child’s particular classroom and assignments. Teachers post information on class field trips, major tests, and long-term assignments with due dates to help students and parents stay organized and enhance the partnership between school and home. Parents receive an individualized, personal code at the beginning of the school year in order to access their child’s information.

Computer Accounts

Each student is provided with a computer account, including email and access to programs such as Internet Explorer, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Photoshop. Students must sign an agreement that can be found by visiting SDJA’s Parent Portal (Edline), which governs computer use at SDJA.

RussellESL Program

The lower school offers an ESL program for students learning English as a Second Language. The ESL teacher conducts a pull-out program to give students directed lessons that strengthen vocabulary, grammar, reading, and writing skills. Students are pulled out in small groups for approximately 30-45 minutes, three to five days per week with students of like ability and of similar age whenever possible. Because the majority of the school day is spent within the regular classroom among native English speakers, most students require just one or two years of ESL help before being fully integrated into their classrooms.

Guidance Counselor

The lower school has a guidance counselor who is on campus four days per week. The counselor acts as a resource for students, parents, teachers, and administrators. The counselor teaches formal guidance lessons on topics such as resolving conflicts peacefully, peer relationships, and respect. The counselor also runs a “Banana Splits” group for children in single parent homes, works with individual and small groups of students to help them problem-solve, and runs social skills groups on an as-needed basis. Other services offered include professional development for staff, and parent coffees on topics involving the social and emotional development of students. For more information, visit our Student Support Services page.

Kayefet After School Enrichment Program

The Kayefet (Fun) After School Enrichment Program provides enriching and fun after-school activities for students in grades K-5 in a nurturing and safe environment.

After School Childcare

After school childcare services are available Monday-Thursday from 3:05 PM – 5:00 PM and Friday from 2:45 PM – 3:30 PM. Please click here for more information or email AfterSchoolCare@sdja.com

Learning Center

The Learning Center, staffed by educational therapists and teachers, is a resource for students with minor learning differences and those who may need additional support to be successful in the classroom. Pull-out and in-classroom support services are available for an added fee.


The San Diego Jewish Academy Library strives to build a collection of resources that meet the academic, research and pleasure-reading needs of faculty, students, and parents. The SDJA Library is a member of the Association of Jewish Libraries and the California Association of Schools Library Network. The library has received a certificate of accreditation from the Association of Jewish Libraries (Synagogues, School and Community Centers Division).

SDJA Library Hours:

  • 7:30 am – 3:30 pm Monday – Thursday
  • 7:30 am – 2:30 pm Friday

To contact the SDJA Library, call (858) 704-3751 or email sfeltman@sdja.com.


At SDJA, we serve students food that tastes good and is good for them! We believe it is important to provide our students with nourishing options that promote the Jewish value of Shmirat Haguf, caring for one’s body, whenever possible and we’ve made some exciting changes to our school lunch program to reflect that belief.

We are always striving to improve the quality and freshness of the food that we serve. We provide foods high in nutrient values, low in fat and prepare what we can from scratch in our kitchen. Every lunch ordered comes with a salad bar that features local and organic produce wherever possible and we use a combination of whole wheat or grains in most bread products. To create a deeper understanding and appreciation of food, students can choose to help out in our edible garden to help provide the school with organic produce when possible and all food is, of course, Kosher.

We understand that our food choices make a difference and at SDJA we seek to make the healthier decision as easy as possible for your children.

You asked, we listened!

! Quick and Easy Trimester Sign-ups are Back! (Discounts are also available for full-year sign-ups)

! A’ La Carte “Made-to-Order” Sandwich Bar! (Think Subway®)

! A’La Carte Soup and Salad Bar! (Whenever possible, SDJA sources farm to school produce)

Click Here for the SDJA HOTLUNCH online ordering system

Menus currently available:

  • SDJA Early Childhood Center (Beit Yeladim and SDJA Preschool)
  • SDJA grades K-12 (GMLS and MUS Students)

A la carte orders have the flexibility of ordering throughout the trimester.

Click here for nutritional information on SDJA’s lunch program.

Click here to visit the Healthy Habits Committee web page for more information on SDJA’s Wellness Policy and healthy school meals.


A registered nurse is on staff to provide a warm, caring environment to students that are ill or injured. The nurse can administer various over the counter medications (i.e. Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, antacids), if parental permission has been given. In addition, students’ medications or treatments as prescribed by a physician and provided by parents, can be administered on site. The nurse carefully monitors communicable diseases that may affect the students at SDJA and keeps parents informed.


San Diego Jewish Academy serves students from around San Diego County and offers bus service, at an additional fee, to and from school for parent convenience. Students may select one-way morning, afternoon, or round-trip for service in both the morning and afternoon. Contact the business office to sign up for bus service. Visit our Transportation page.

For Transportation Information, including a list of routes & schedules, please contact our transportation office by calling (858) 704-3872 or emailing transportation@sdja.com .


To learn more about San Diego Jewish Academy, please contact our admissions department at (858) 704-3716 or admissions@sdja.com or click here to fill out an online inquiry.