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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

Monday, 12/22-Friday, 1/2
Winter 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!

11/18  No School, Parent/Teacher Conferences
11/19  Minimum day, 11:35am (TK-K), 11:45am (1-5)
11/20  Minimum day, 11:35am (TK-K), 11:45am (1-5)
11/21  Minimum day, 11:35am (TK-K), 11:45am (1-5)
11/21  Shop Sprouts for Turtleback
11/24-28 No School, Thanksgiving, District recess
12/3   Holiday Shop Preview Night, 4-7pm
12/4   Teddy Bear Tea, 4-9pm
12/12  PTA Family Movie Night

Parent/teacher conferences will take place next week. Parent/teacher conferences are designed to better familiarize the classroom teacher with your child, recognize your child’s strengths and needs, and to develop your child’s instructional goals as aligned with the standards. We also hope to further coordinate home/school support during this time. We hope you find your child’s conference to be filled with valuable information.

MAP testing is a student assessment that is used District-wide in Poway Unified. Your teacher will most likely review scores with you during the conference. Please see the above link for a Student Guide to Maps. This is a great brochure to review with your child to help them better understand the assessment.

We thank you for your continued partnership!

Terrapin Times - November 14, 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