Turtleback Elementary School provides a safe and supportive environment by promoting positive relationships based on mutual respect. Being sent home or suspended is a consequence used for serious violations. The following are some serious infractions which may result in being sent home, suspension, or, in extremely serious cases, expulsion. 

VIOLENCE: Violence includes the actual, attempted, or threatened injury to another person. Fighting or threatening to fight, spitting and biting are not tolerated. DANGEROUS OBJECTS: Knives, matches, lighters, ammunition, guns, fireworks, or any other potentially harmful objects which might be used to hurt another person are forbidden at Turtleback.

VERBAL ABUSE: We do not use profanity (swear words) at Turtleback. We do not use language which might hurt other people's feelings. We do not tolerate name-calling, disrespect of another person's race, religion, gender, or ethnic background.

DRUGS, ALCOHOL, TOBACCO: Drugs, tobacco and alcohol use by minors is against California law. In addition to school penalties, Turtleback is required to notify the San Diego Police Department.

DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, STEALING, VANDALISM: If you choose to destroy or damage anything that does not belong to you, it is called vandalism. You and your parents are required by California law to pay for anything you vandalize. If you damage someone’s property while disobeying a school rule you will also be required to pay for what has been damaged.
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The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator/ 504 Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840,

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