Uno Dos Tres Academy believes in assisting children in developing self-control and engaging in socially acceptable behaviors. Adults will model and encourage techniques of discipline that are fair, consistent, and respectful of children and their needs. Guidance is required to ensure order, prevent injury, and to ensure that a child’s behavior is not infringing on the rights of others. We believe it is important to provide a positive and safe space for every child, so that children are respected and they themselves are respecting the space, feelings, and actions of others.
Teachers are here to explain to the children what behavior is acceptable and explain the reasons for the limits, doing so in a positive way.
We focus on the child’s behavior, rather than on the child.
We give children time to respond to the expectations.
We reinforce and model appropriate behavior.
We are willing to listen and respond in a fair and supportive manner.
We anticipate potential difficulties and redirect children if needed.
Here at Uno Dos Tres Academy, we believe in respecting every child’s space, property, and action. We utilize supportive and fair discipline techniques that help children acknowledge the behavior, make choices about the solution and be responsible for age-appropriate consequences. We want children to learn to make appropriate choices by themselves and not rely on adults to control their behavior for them. Children at the center are respected as individuals and are shown to respect others. Our teachers use clear, simple statements about what is appropriate, and model the behavior they encourage in the children.
Tree nut & peanut free policy
We are a Tree Nut & Peanut free school. All foods provided by the school for children during snack time are peanut/nut-free. Items that a parent packs for their child must not contain peanut/tree-nuts or we will not be able to give the item to your child. If providing a snack for the entire class, the item must be peanut/nut free, pre-packaged and store bought.
UDT is a pro vaccinated community. Attending children must have completed the recommended vaccines for their age. Children may be exempted from a vaccine requirement for a medical or non-medical reason. We will work to assist families experiencing barriers to having their child receive all vaccines. After 90 days, UDT has the right to terminate enrollment, if vaccine status was not met, or family has not provided the school with an approved exemption. UDT parents and staff must be fully vaccinated for COVID and provide proof of their status. By September 1st, 2023, all eligible children are required to have their COVID vaccine to be enrolled. Uno Dos Tres Academy is mandated by Multnomah County to report children’s vaccine status.
Inclement Weather Policy
UDT follows Portland Public School Inclement Weather Policy to determine the appropriate course of action in cases of severe weather conditions. The decision-making process involves a thorough assessment of various factors, including weather forecasts, precipitation, snow and/or ice accumulation in the Portland Metro area, and road condition reports from local news sources. Once PPS has decided, we promptly notify families through email and posts on our private Facebook page.
Here's how we respond to different scenarios:
• If the weather conditions are deemed unsafe, UDT will be closed for the entire day to prioritize the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and families.
• In the event of a scheduled late opening, UDT will commence operations at 10:30 am to allow for safer travel conditions.
• If conditions worsen during the school day, UDT will initiate an early dismissal, ensuring that closure takes place no later than 2:30 pm, allowing ample time for students and staff to travel home safely.
Our commitment is to maintain a secure environment and prioritize the safety of our staff, all individuals involved. Please refer to our official communication channels for updates regarding inclement weather situations and any adjustments to our operating schedule.
2023/2024 School Closure Dates
Uno Dos Tres Academy operates continuously throughout the year, ensuring consistent education and care. Our schedule includes two late openings, four weeks of planned breaks, and 12 days off for in-service training and holidays. Please note that we do not offer refunds or make-up days for absences resulting from sickness or unforeseen events such as snow days, classroom closures due to illnesses, or emergencies at the school or local level. On late start dates, Uno Dos Tres Academy will open at 9:00am. See Welcome Letter for Closure Dates and Late Start Dates.
Teacher Meet and Greets: Friday, September 1st.
Labor Day: Monday, September 4th
Thanksgiving Break: Thursday, November 23rd & Friday, November 24th
Parent/Teacher Conferences: Friday, December 15th
Winter Break: Monday, December 18th — Friday, December 29th
New Year’s Day: Monday, January 1st
MLK Day: Monday, January 15th
President's Day: Monday, February 19th
Spring Break: Monday, March 25th — Friday, March 29th
Memorial Day: Monday, May 27th
Summer Break: Monday, July 1st – Friday, July 5th
Teacher Prep Days: Wednesday, August 28th, Thursday, August 29th & Friday, August 30th
Late Start @ Sellwood: Friday, October 6th and Friday, April 5th
Late Start @ St. Johns: Monday, October 9th and Monday, April 8th