SDJA Parent Page
We have a Parent Page with quick links to frequently used information. You can also access our Parent Portal (Edline) through the Parent page. The parent page contains all information and links to Summer Reading and Assignments – as well as Textbooks and Supplies Lists. MUS Attendance: 858-704-3722 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Contact your respective school for assistance.
Each student is provided with a computer account, including email and access to programs such as Internet Explorer, 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.
The Upper School Learning Center at San Diego Jewish Academy
The Learning Center at San Diego Jewish Academy provides educational assistance, during school hours, for students in sixth through 12th grade so as to increase their success in the classroom. Sessions are based on a 2-1 student-teacher ratio. The Learning Center combines both educational techniques and a global approach to learning. Unlike tutoring, which is often associated with one subject or content area, the learning center method is broader, emphasizing multiple strategies to help children learn more effectively. An integrative approach is taken; while organizing and completing homework or studying for upcoming tests and quizzes, students simultaneously learn the tools needed to become independent learners. Goals include improved study skills, work on time management and organization, improving the learning process, developing learning strategies, and helping the child feel more comfortable in the classroom. Testing accommodations also are provided.
College counseling at San Diego Jewish Academy is grounded in introspection. In the freshman and sophomore years, students and parents meet informally with the Dean of Academic Affairs to discuss matters of academic counseling. Formal college counseling begins in the junior year. A meeting with students and parents is held in late fall, during which an overview of the college selection and application process is offered. Weekly small group meetings start at the beginning of the second semester. Once a week Juniors participate in topic-specific discussions about college applications. A significant component of these weekly meetings is the month-long self reflective writing students complete in May and June. Four different writing prompts ask students to reflect on who they are as learners, where in the country they think they’d most enjoy learning, and what kind of Judaic programming on campus would best augment the educational environment they are seeking.
And of course, throughout the college selection and application process, there is regular, lengthy, candid conversations. Communication and availability define the relationship between the counseling office and our college-bound students. Essays are read. Lists are created. Discussions and hugs are shared. By the end of the process, good matches have been determined, and students go to destinations where they continue to grow. The Counseling Office smiles, just a touch, at each individual’s sense of triumph once the admission season draws to a close every year.
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 SDJA Library, call (858) 704-3751 or email email@example.com.
Lost & Found
Any items left around campus are picked up by maintenance and placed in the Lost and Found, located in a storage room behind the Lower School office. At the end of each month, any items left unclaimed are donated to charity.
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.
3 Exciting NEW Changes for 2015-16!
You asked, we listened!
NEW! Quick and Easy Trimester Sign-ups are Back! (Discounts are also available for full-year sign-ups)
NEW! A’ La Carte “Made-to-Order” Sandwich Bar! (Think Subway®)
NEW! A’La Carte Soup and Salad Bar! (Whenever possible, SDJA sources farm to school produce)
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 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.