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Printable Holiday/ Minimum Day Schedule


SBAC Testing 3-5th Grades

Monday, 4/6-Friday, 4/10
Spring Break - No School

Thursday, 4/30 6:30pm-7:30pm
Kinder Orientation in MPR
Tuesday, 5/5 3:30pm-5:30pm
TK/Kinder Enrollment
Wednesday, 5/20
Professional Growth - Minimum Day

Monday, 5/25
Memorial Day - No 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
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!

3/13 Family Movie night
3/17 APEX Fun Run Kick Off Assembly
3/18-3/25 Character Counts Lesson in Classroom
3/26 APEX Fun Run
4/13-4/24 SBAC Testing

One of our main goals for the 2014-2015 school year is to continue developing a vision for “Personalized Learning for All Students” As we work on our second Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) we want all of our stakeholders to include; parents, businesses, civic groups, community members, certified and classified employees and students, to be active participants in the process. The LCAP changes the way the State of California allocates funding to local school districts. The process allows for more flexibility and allows more local control over academic spending priorities. I hope our Turtleback community will be an active part of this process. I will be attending the Community Forum on March 3rd. I hope you can join me at this Forum and help ensure the voice of Turtleback is part of the conversation. Please RSVP below if you are planning on attending. Thank you!

Terrapin Times - February 27, 2015

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