Principal's Message

Dear Turtle Rock Families,

Welcome to the 2021-22 School Year! We are looking forward to the return of a more typical experience for our students this year, while keeping masking, sanitation and contact tracing protocols in place. We were able to maintain a very low illness rate last year and we are committed to keeping our students and staff healthy here at school!

We realize there will be a period of adjustment for many students returning to a full time school environment. I encourage you to begin getting your students on a more typical bedtime and wake-up schedule. Planning quick and healthy breakfasts will be an important part of preparing for school. Talk with you students about any fears they may have about starting a new school year. Reassure your child that Turtle Rock is a very clean and safe place for them to be. Have them practice wearing a mask. Let them know that their teachers are their champions and will be there to help them with any fears or concerns they may have.

We are busy planning an exciting year of experiences for our students! The PTA is already planning the return of many favorite family events. Joining our Parent Teacher Association is an excellent way to participate in your child’s education and the Turtle Rock Community. You can find out more about our 2021-2022 PTA by visiting the website

I look forward to welcoming your children to Turtle Rock on August 16th. It will be very special to see our returning families and meet new friends in our school community!


Mr. Stonebarger
Turtle Rock Elementary School