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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!

3/25 Spring Pictures
3/26 APEX Fun Run
4/2 Wear Blue for World Autism Awareness (spirit day)
4/13-4/24 SBAC Testing

As part of our effort to provide the most effective educational environment for your child, we are joining with all other schools in the Poway Unified School District to conduct a parent survey. Please use the attached link to a short survey you can complete online. Please complete this survey for your child (or children) at this school. All responses will be anonymous. We plan to use the information we receive to help us set goals and evaluate achievement of our school and district initiatives and set funding priorities as part of our Local Control Accountability Plan. Two years ago the Turtleback School Site Council identified four areas of concern from the parent perception survey. For example, continuing to review and update as needed school procedures focused on keeping students safe. Another area we focused on was students being kind to other students. We appreciate your time in completing the survey so it gives us information on how to better serve your students. Of course, positive comments are always welcome as well. Thank you for your assistance by providing your feedback. Click on the link below, and respond to each of the questions. Should you not wish to answer one or more of the questions, you may select, “Decline to Answer” where available.
Our goal is to have at least a 25% response from Turtleback parents and guardians. I know we can do it!! Currently we are at 14%. Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey. The final day to respond is March 29, 2015. We truly appreciate your participation in helping us make your child’s educational experience as effective as possible. Paper copies will be available in our office, should you prefer to complete a hard copy.

Terrapin Times - March 20, 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