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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!

10/20-24 Red Ribbon Week
10/24 Harvest Festival
10/31 Halloween Parade
11/11 No School, Veterans Day
11/13 McTeacher 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

Next week is Red Ribbon/Character Counts Week! This is a great opportunity for our community to take a stand against unhealthy choices and reinforce what it means to have Good Character. Show your spirit by dressing up each day:

Monday is “Sock it to Drugs” so wear crazy socks to school.
Tuesday is “United We Stand Against Drugs” so wear red white and blue to school.
Wednesday is “Dress for Success” so dress up as what you want to be when you grow up.
Thursday is “Show Your Character” so wear colors representing the character pillars (red, orange, yellow, green, purple, and blue).
Friday is “Dreaming of a Bright Future” so wear your pajamas to school.

A big thank you to our wonderful PTA for organizing Red Ribbon/Character Counts Week!

In correlation with Red Ribbon Week, Mrs. Auten has been teaching Too Good for Drugs lessons to each grade level. Ask your child if they have had their lesson and what they learned. For more information regarding this program, click here:

Terrapin Times - October 17, 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