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 being respected and they themselves are respecting the space feelings, and actions of others.
• We as teacher 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 redirecting 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 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 and peanut free school. All foods provided by the school for children during snack time are peanut/nut-free. Items that parent’s pack for their child' lunch must not contain peanut/tree-nuts or we will not be able to serve the item. If providing a snack for the entire class, the item must be peanut/nut free, pre-packaged and store bought.
Uno Dos Tres Academy reports children’s vaccine status to the Multnomah Health Department. 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, if vaccine status was not met, UDT has the right to terminate enrollment. UDT recommends all eligible children and parents receive the COVID vaccine doses.
School Closure Dates
The 2023/2024 school calendar consists of 2 late start days, 4 weeks, and 12 days of school closures.
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 - July 1st – 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
Inclement Weather Policy
The decision to open, close, have a late start or early dismissal is based on careful analysis of all relevant factors, including forecasted weather, air quality, precipitation, the amount of snow and/or ice accumulated around the Portland Metro area and information on road conditions from local news outlets. Once a determination is made, we will inform families via email and post on our private Facebook page.
• If weather proves to be unsafe, UDT will close for the day.
• If we are scheduled to have a late opening, UDT will open at 10:30am.
• If conditions worsen throughout the school day, UDT will have an early dismissal and close at 3:00pm.