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Wednesday, 8/20

First day of School
Thursday, 8/28
Back to School Night

Monday, 9/1
Labor Day - No School
Tuesday, 9/9
Picture Day
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


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!

9/1 No School, Labor Day
9/9 Picture Day
9/17 Picture Make-up Day
9/22 No School, Professional Growth Day
9/23-25 Fall Book Fair

Thank you to everyone who attended Back to School Night last night. We had a huge turnout of parents! Our teachers were so grateful to see you and have the opportunity to fill you in on what will be happening this year. A special thank you to our wonderful PTA and Foundation parents who work tirelessly for many hours to help raise money to make the learning experience for every child at Turtleback an enriching and engaging one. I strongly encourage you to join the PTA, $11.00 for a membership and to also help the Foundation pledge drive. This pledge drive is the Foundation’s main source of income for the year. We certainly appreciate any donation you are able to give to these organizations.

This year, we will celebrate “School Spirit Day” on Mondays where students can wear their favorite Turtleback shirt, college shirt, Charger shirt, Padre shirt, or any of their favorite shirt! Every Friday will be “College Spirit Day”! Each class has adopted a college to represent, but students can wear any college shirt they choose to.

I had the opportunity to visit each classroom this past week. I read one of my favorite Bucketfilling books to students and we discussed how wonderful it is to be kind and receive kindness from others. Earlier today, we had two Bucketfilling assemblies with the entire student body. We discussed what good behavior looks like, the Six Pillars of Character, how to resolve conflicts peacefully and other import school behavior expectations. The Terrapin Handbook that was sent home has much of this information and is also available from our website for those that might be interested.

As always, thank you for your support. Terrapins are Bucketfillers for life!


Ann Auten

Terrapin Times - August 29, 2014

Events and Information

Turtleback Welcome Letter

2014-2015 School Supply List

2014-2015 Student Handbook

Turtleback’s 2nd 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