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Printable Holiday/ Minimum Day Schedule


Tuesday, 11/11
Veterans Day - No School

Tuesday, 11/18
Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School

Wednesday, 11/19 -
Friday, 11/21

Minimum Days - Parent/Teacher Conferences

Monday, 11/24 - Friday, 11/28
Thanksgiving Break


Please take a few minutes at home to carefully check your child’s health before he/she leaves for school each morning. The following are a few suggestions, which may help to guide you:


~Illness during the night
~Fever is present (100 degrees or greater)
~Complaints of nausea, upset stomach, vomiting, headache, diarrhea prior to leaving for school
~Development of a rash on face and/or body
~Has a severe cold, cough and/or sore throat
~Has inflamed eye(s) with discharge from them

Please Remember: An ill child cannot function properly in the classroom. The spread of illness and disease through class or school can be more easily monitored if sick children remain at home during the acute stage of an illness. If the school health tech detects any of the above, your child will be sent home.

People with influenza-like illness are to remain home until at least 24 hours after they are free of fever (100o F [37.8o C]) without the use of fever-reducing medications.

A student’s absence should be reported on the School Absence Hotline by calling: (858) 673-3967.

Homework can also be requested on this phone message, please indicate when you will be picking it up.

Welcome to Turtleback!

Ann Auten, Principal
Bell Schedule
School Hours
TK: 8:05 am - 11:35 am, Mon-Fri 
Kindergarten: 8:05 - 2:20, Mon-Thu; 8:05 - 12:50pm, Fri
Grades 1-5: 8:05 - 2:30pm, Mon-Thu; 8:05am - 1:00pm, Fri

Office Hours:  Mon-Thurs 7:40 am - 3:10 pm
Fri 7:40 am - 2:00 pm

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!

10/31 Halloween Parade, 8:20am
11/11 No School, Veterans Day
11/13 McTeacher’s Night
11/18 No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/19 Minimum day, dismissal @ 11:35am (TK-K), 11:45am (1-5), Conferences
11/20 Minimum day, dismissal @ 11:35am (TK-K), 11:45am (1-5), Conferences
11/21 Minimum day, dismissal @ 11:35am (TK-K), 11:45am (1-5), Conferences

The Annual Turtleback Harvest Festival is tonight. Our PTA has sold over 300 wristbands so far! We hope you and your family will join us from 4:00-8:00pm for this fun-filled event. We will have many exciting games and other attractions including a rock wall, photo booth and inflatable basketball hoops! Wristbands will be on sale at the door for $15 and are required for ALL games, including the rock wall and photo booth. Tickets are only $0.50 each and are required for drinks, chips, desserts, candy, sand art, spin art and glow items. In addition, the silent auction baskets are absolutely amazing! We are so grateful for all the donations and for our our many volunteers that put this event together. We hope to see you there!

Terrapin Times - October 24, 2014

Events and Information

Turtleback Welcome Letter

2014-2015 Federal Survey

2014-2015 School Supply List

2014-2015 Student Handbook

Turtleback’s 3rd Annual Science Fair

Shop Amazon and raise money for Turtleback!

Recycling Information

TBK Education Foundation Pledge Form

Join the Green Team here

Student Handbook
Please take a moment to review the Student Handbook with your child.  This handbook has Terrapin character expectations as well as other general information about our school.

Bicycle Riding
Riding a bicycle is limited to children in grades 3, 4, and 5. Each child must wear a helmet and provide a lock for his/her bicycle. Students riding a bike to school must have a permission slip (click here) to download a form) signed by a parent, on file in the school office. Skateboards, roller shoes, and rollerblades are not allowed on campus.

Turtleback PTA
  Turtleback's Education Foundation