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

Friday, 1/16
Professional Growth Day - No School

Monday, 1/19
Martin Luther King Jr. - No School

Monday, 2/16-Friday, 2/20
President's Week - 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!

12/12 PTA Family Movie Night, 6pm
12/17 Deadline for Adopt-a-Family donations
12/19 Last day to collect items from Lost and Found
12/22-1/2 No School, Winter break
1/16 No School, Professional Growth Day
1/19 No School, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
1/31 Parents’ Night Out

We, the Turtleback staff, have decided to try a new routine for students on the playground before school. Beginning Monday, January 5th our new morning routine will be to “Walk and Talk”. There are many reasons we have decided to try out this new routine, but the two most important are health and safety. We have a lot of students on the playground in the morning and very few adults to help supervise them. Additionally, if all students are going for a walk around the track before school, then they will be ready to learn beginning at 8:10. The idea is for students to walk with family members and friends around the track in the morning. This means no balls on the field (no soccer, handball or basketball) and no one on the playground equipment. Again, we will begin this new routine when we return from the winter break on Monday, January 5th. As always if you have questions, concerns or would just like to talk about the new routine, please email me at Thank you and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Terrapin Times - December 12, 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