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Schedule:
BEST PRACTICES

Hours of Operation: 8:30am-5:00pm

Drop-off Time and Pick-up Time for all children will be 10-15minute after and before our hours of operation, allowing teachers to fully disinfect and sanitize their classrooms.

Drop off no earlier than 8:30am

Pick up no later than 5:00pm

 

  • Classroom Cohorts will be determined by ELD recommendations. ELD proposes no mixing of cohorts at anytime of the day. Therefore, UDT will not have an “opening” classroom or “combined closing classroom” for the end of the day, limiting our hours.

  • Whenever possible drop off through your child’s Emergency Classroom Door. Each classroom has a side door, which faces the play area or main street. Entering through these doors will allow for social-distancing and prevent a buildup in the hallways and main entrance.

  • To limit the adults in each classroom, we ask that parents do not enter classrooms. If you have no choice but to enter, please make sure you do it in a quick and helpful manner. For instance, leaving lunch box in refrigerator, or gathering items from your child’s cubby. Please seek guidance from your child’s teacher to ensure drop offs are smooth and efficient.

  • No Shoes in the Elefantitos, Koalas and Mariposas classrooms. We ask that children and teachers (parents if needing to enter) use socks or slippers when entering the classroom. Shoes can be left outside classroom door. Please label your child shoes.

  • Teacher and parents will be asked to wear face covering. It is not required nor recommended for children. Please remember that a cloth face covering is not a replacement for frequent hand hygiene.

  • Children’s temperature will be taken if necessary. We will be monitoring for symptoms of cough, shortness of breath and fever. If your child has a temperature of 100+, they will need to be picked up immediately.

  • When a child is sent home due to a temperature over 100+ they will be able to return to school once they have been free from all symptoms for 72 hours (3 days) and 24 hours have passed from the last dose of fever-reducing medication.

  • We ask that parents who travel for work, are considered high risk, have flu-like symptoms or are essential workers, request pick up at main entrance, side classroom entrance or while classroom is outdoors. We will do our best to accommodate your pick-up time.

  • Outside schedules will reflect the cohort system. Each class will have 30 minutes each morning and afternoon for outdoor play.

  • Visits to the Park, Field Trips, supplementary classes by outer agencies, Grandparents/Special Friends Day and whole school celebrations will be postponed until further notice.

Student Drop Off and Pick Up 

When dropping off and picking up your child connect with the teacher verbally and with eye contact. There is a sign-in sheet that will be filled out by the main teacher when dropping off and picking up. The school is locked at 9:00am every morning. If entering though the main door after it has been locked, please ring the doorbell, and wait for a teacher to give you access.

Best Practice:

Drop off should be done in a way to prevent crowds of more than 2 parents. Use classroom emergency door for drop-off and pick-up, whenever possible.

 

What time should I arrive the first day of school? 

Our main door is locked by 9:00am every day. We ask that all our students are dropped off before 9:00am. If you are arriving after 9:00am, please call the school to notify your child’s teacher. For the first week please give yourself enough time to say goodbye. We suggest you stay with your child until they feel relaxed and prepared, please give them a goodbye kiss, a hug, or a goodbye wave, and leave with a smile. Remember a child will feel as positive as you feel! Encourage your child to play with peers, sit next to the teacher or engage in an activity. If your child starts to cry, rest assure a teacher will be there to console them when you leave. Please feel free to call the school at any time!

Best Practice:

To limit the number of adults in the classroom, we discourage parents from entering classrooms. For the first week please give yourself enough time to say goodbye, however, we ask that drop off be done in the hallway or prior to entering the building. Please seek guidance from your child’s teacher to ensure drop offs are smooth and efficient.

 

Outdoor Safety Policy

Uno Dos Tres Academy will provide children with the opportunity to engage in physical activities and develop their gross motor skills by providing ample “outside time.” Parents are recommended to dress children according to the weather. If weather is too severe teachers will have physical activities planned for that day and time.

Please have children wear appropriate walking/running shoes. No flip-flops, strap-less shoes, or shoes that do not fit properly.

Sunscreen will be applied to children when the temperature is 70+ degrees. When the temperature is above 90 degrees’ children go outside for no more than 20 minutes. When the temperature is below 36 degrees’ or above 95 degrees’ we stay indoors.

Classrooms can go on neighborhood walks with the discretion of the site-director. Children in the Ositos, Patitos and Lechuzas classroom have supplementary classes taught by outer agencies, these classes may be held at the school play area or neighborhood park.

Best Practice:

To maintain cohorts even when outdoors, each classroom has a 30-minute rotating schedule twice per day. Classrooms can go on neighborhood walks to allow for longer outdoor time.

No supplementary classes taught by outer agencies will be conducted until further notice.

 

Washing Hands Policy

Above each child sink you will find a visual Hand-Washing Procedure chart. We show children this chart and remind them to use it when washing their hands.

 

For children in the Elefantitos and Koalas classroom teachers support children during the washing hand routine. This ensure that good hygiene and proper hand-washing techniques are taking place, during the following times.

• Bottle feeding (before and after)

• AM/PM Snack (before and after)

• Lunch (before and after)

• Park-Time/Outside Time (after)

• Wiping Nose (after)

• Putting hands in mouth (after)

• Putting hands in pants (after)

• Diaper Change (after)

• Using Bathroom (after)

• Playing in Science Table (after)

Best Practice:

Each morning we ask that you remind and if needed, support your child with washing their hands prior to entering their classrooms. You will find hand sanitizer in the main entrance for easy use.

 

Sanitizing and Disinfecting Policy

We use a bleach solution for disinfecting and sanitizing items. Our bleach solution is made daily. We disinfect and sanitize the following items daily; children’s cots; tables (before and after every meal and after every activity), floors, chairs, and children’s toys. We use a washcloth to dry items. The bathroom areas (toilet bowls, toilet seats, faucets, flush handles, doorknobs, step stools and mirrors) are cleaned and sanitized daily. Our facility is cleaned twice per week by a cleaning company.

Best Practice:

Teachers will have 15 minutes prior and 15 minutes at the end of the day to sanitize and disinfect their classroom.

 

Bathroom Supervision

While children are exiting their classrooms to use the bathroom, there will always be a teacher supervising them. A teacher will stand near the entrance of their classroom to supervise both the children in the classroom and the child (ren) who are using the bathroom.

We use the following skills and guidelines while supervising all our children.

Best Practice:

Preschool classrooms that have a shared bathroom will only allow one child to use the bathroom at a time. They will communicate with their next-door teacher to ensure children are not gathering in stalls.

Positioning is a skill that requires being able to see all the children. Teachers position themselves in the classroom to see as many children as possible. Children are always monitored by sight or sound. Positioning is use during every activity throughout the day.

Scanning is a skill that involves regularly monitoring the classroom to see children’s involvement and what is happening. Teachers use this method of supervision to ensure children are engaging appropriately within the environment.

 

Illness Policy:

Uno Dos Tres Academy cannot admit or retain in care a child who has one of the following symptoms, or combinations of symptoms or illness:

 

• Fever over 100+ degrees Fahrenheit

• Diarrhea (more than one abnormally loose stool per day)

• Vomiting

• Nausea with unusual color to the skin

• Severe cough

• Skin or eye lesions or rashes that is severe, weeping, or pus-filled (pink-eye)

• Difficulty breathing or wheezing

• Complaints of severe pain

• Lice or nits

• Unidentified rash

 

When a child is sent home due to a temperature over 100+ they will be able to return to school once they have been free from all symptoms for 72 hours (3 days) and 24 hours have passed from the last dose of fever-reducing medication.

 

When a child is sent home due to vomiting or diarrhea, he/she will not be able to return to school until 72 hours have passed since that last occurrence.

 

If your child becomes ill while at school, you will be notified first. If a parent cannot be reached, we will contact a person from your child’s Emergency Contact list and Authorization to Pick-up list. If a child is sick or is too tired to participate in class activities, we will observe your child before we contact you. Please keep phone numbers and contact information current on your child’s Emergency Contact Form. You can do this by notifying the Site-Director or Lead Teacher of any changes.

 

When medication needs to be given during the day parents must fill out a Medication Form and notify the Site-Director or Lead Teacher. Medication must be clearly labeled with the child’s full name, expiration date of the medication and legible instructions. If medication is due to a fever, we will call you for early pick-up. Medication must be in original container.

 

Best Practices:

Children’s temperature will be taken if necessary. We will be monitoring for symptoms of cough, shortness of breath and fever. If your child has a temperature of 100+, they will need to be picked up immediately.

 

If your child has been exposed to a confirmed or presumptive COVID-19 case, they should be tested for COVID-19. If the test comes back positive, they cannot return to school for at least 14 days and 72 hours after fever has resolved. If the test comes back negative, they can return 72 hours after the fever has resolved, and other symptoms must be improving.

 

When a child is sent home due to a temperature over 100+ they will be able to return to school once they have been free from all symptoms for 72 hours (3 days) and 24 hours have passed from the last dose of fever-reducing medication.

 

When a child is sent home due to vomiting or diarrhea, he/she will not be able to return to school until 72 hours have passed since that last occurrence.

 

We ask that parents who travel for work, are considered high risk, have flu-like symptoms or are essential workers, request pick up at main entrance, side classroom entrance or while classroom is outdoors. We will do our best to accommodate your pick-up time.

 

If you have flu like symptoms, we highly advise having someone else drop off and pick up your child for 10 days. Please wear gloves and mask if you are feeling ill but must pick up your child.
 

ADDRESS

SELLWOOD
8636 SE 17th Ave
Portland OR 97202

info@unodostresacademy.com

Tel: 503.231.0123

ST. JOHNS

5507 N Lombard St

Portland OR 97203
info@unodostresacademy.com

Tel: 971.865.5964

HOURS

Monday - Friday

7:00am–5:45pm

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