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Wednesday, 9/17
Picture Make-up Day
Monday, 9/22
No School - Staff
Professional Growth Day

Wednesday, 10/15
Minimum Day - Staff Professional Growth Day

Tuesday, 11/11
Veterans Day


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!

9/22 No School, Professional Growth Day
9/23-25 Fall Book Fair
9/23 Donuts with Dad for grades TK-2, 7:30-8:05am
9/23 Book Fair Storytime with Mrs. Auten and characters, 6:00-8:00pm
9/24 Donuts with Dad for grades 3-5, 7:30-8:05am
9/29 Kindergarten Full Days Begin, Dismissal @ 2:20pm, Friday @ 12:50pm
10/2 Technology Night

Monday is Professional Growth Day for our staff. This is a non-student day where our teachers will collaborate and learn. Some of our focus areas include: MyConnect training, reviewing test scores, writing student achievement goals for the year and exploring influences in educational achievement. We will also review the new LCAP (Local Control Accountability Plan) requirements. LCAP focuses on shifting decision making power to local districts and is the new way that schools and districts receive educational funding.

We continue to focus daily on implementing Common Core math standards in each classroom. You should see evidence of this work through discussion with your child about what they are learning in math. If you are interested in math resources to help your child at home, the California Math Council’s website is a great place to look. There is a tab at the top called “For Families” and has numerous articles, games, and resources for families.

Thank you so much for all your support. Enjoy the three day weekend with your children!

Ann Auten, Principal

Terrapin Times - September 19, 2014

Events and Information

Turtleback Welcome Letter

2014-2015 School Supply List

2014-2015 Student Handbook

Turtleback’s 2nd Annual Science Fair

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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