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District Holidays and Non-Student Days
Please plan your vacations during these dates:
September 7 Labor Day
September 28 Non-student day
October 14 Minimum day
November 11 Veterans Day
November 17 Non-student day
November 18-20 Minimum days
November 23-27 Thanksgiving Break
December 21—Jan. 1 Winter Break
January 15 Non-student day
January 18 Martin Luther King Jr.
February 15—19 Presidents’ Week
April 11—15 Spring Break
May 18 Minimum Day
May 30 Memorial Day

Test Dates—Please DO NOT plan any vacations during:
March 9—June 9 SBAC Testing 3rd—5th grade

First day of school: Wednesday, August 19, 2015.
Last day of school: Thursday, June 9th, 2016.
School will be dismissed at 11:45 am.



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
School Hours
Transitional Kindergarten:
Monday-Friday: 8:05 am - 11:35 am 
Kindergarten ONLY:
8/19/15 to 9/25/15 is 8:05am-12:00pm
Starting September 29th Kindergarten School Hours Are...
Monday - Thursday: 8:05am - 2:20pm
Friday: 8:05am - 12:50pm
Grades 1-5:
Monday - Thursday: 8:05am - 2:30pm
Friday: 8:05am - 1:00pm

Office Hours Starting 8/19/15:  
Mon-Thurs 7:40 am - 3:10 pm
Fri 7:40 am - 2:00 pm

Welcome to the 2015-2016 school year!

Principal's Message:

We have had a fantastic start to our school year!  All our Terrapins came to school ready to learn on Wednesday and each day they have become more focused on their schoolwork (and playtime too!).  Thank you very much to our parents for making such a great effort to get your kids to school on time.  Remember, the first bell rings at 8:05, that means you should be lined up and ready to head to class at that time. If you are not through the school gates by 8:10 please go through the office to pick up a late pass.  Just a few reminders to follow to ensure the safety of all our Terrapins:

  • TK/K students—supervision begins at 7:50 on the Kindergarten playground, do not arrive to school prior to 7:50
  • 1st-5th grade students—beginning at 7:40 there is supervision by the flagpole, do not arrive earlier than 7:40, gates to the playground open at 7:50
  • All 1st-5th grade students should enter school in the morning through the large gates by the flagpole.  TK and K students enter through the Kindergarten gate.
  • Any adult checking a student out of school early MUST show a photo ID in the office, always be prepared to show your ID
  • If you plan on volunteering, please make sure all paper work is up to date in the office
  • Parking Lot and Drop Off etiquette: 
    • ALWAYS proceed with caution in the circle and in the parking lot
    • ALWAYS use the crosswalks in the parking lot
    • Do not cross between cars
    • There is NO dropping off of students along the curb in the parking lot - drop off is reserved for the circle only. 
    • Parking lot curb is reserved for Special Education Buses and Day Care Vans only, please do not drop off or park at the curb. 
    • The circle is for drop off and pick up only - DO NOT leave your car unattended in the circle at any time. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask me or email me at

Go Terrapins!

Ann Auten, Principal

The office is open Monday-Thursday from 7:40 a.m. to 3:10 p.m., and Friday from 7:40 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The playground opens for Terrapins at 7:50 a.m. All Terrapins are expected to go to the playground before school. There is no playground supervision after school. Terrapins are expected to go home when school is released unless they attend ESS (Extended Student Services). For more information about ESS, contact the ESS Office at (858) 673-3659.

Terrapin Times 08/21/2015

Events and Information

Turtleback Welcome Letter

2015-2016 Federal Survey

2015-2016 School Supply List

2015-2016 Student Handbook

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Recycling Information

TBK Education Foundation Pledge Form

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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