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Tuesday, 6/9 9:00am
Fifth Grade Promotion
Thursday, 6/11 Last Day of School
Kindergarten dismissal 11:35am
Grades 1-5 dismissal 11:45am

Wednesday, 8/19
First Day of School



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

Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year!

Summer Office Hours
Friday, June 12: 10am-12pm
Monday - Thursday, June 15-18: 10am-12pm

New Student Enrollment
Enrollment will continue for new students June 12-18 from 10am-noon. Beginning July 7, 2015 and continuing through July 29, 2015 new student enrollment for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) through 5th grade will take place at the District Office. Please call 858-521-2800 ext. 2321 with any questions during that time.


6/9 5th grade promotion
6/11 Last day of School

Wow, where did the 2014-2015 school year go? It has been an amazing year at Turtleback this year. Due to the unmatched support of the staff, The Turtleback Education Foundation Collaborative, community partners, volunteers, and, of course, you the parent, our students have blossomed academically, socially, and emotionally. This year’s implementation of the Common Core State Standards for Math has really been challenging as well as enlightening! We are looking forward to continuing our work in math and adding on the Common Core State Standards for Reading in 2015-2016. With this in mind, a great way to prepare your child will be to encourage reading of non-fiction texts over the summer. Reading about history, social studies, science, sports or whatever your child is interested in is strongly encouraged.

A few staff members need to be appropriately acknowledged as they prepare to close their educational experience at Turtleback. We wish the very best to our three retiring teachers, Mrs. Mallory, Mrs. Duffy and Mrs. Allbritain! We sincerely hope you enjoy your well-deserved retirements! We will miss all of you very much.

Finally I would like to acknowledge the entire Turtleback staff for the sincere dedication and commitment they demonstrate toward your children every day! Have a wonderful summer!

Terrapin Times 06/05/2015

Events and Information

Turtleback Welcome Letter

2014-2015 Federal Survey

2014-2015 School Supply List

2014-2015 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