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April 20, 2022 | News

Community Newsletter | April 20, 2022

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A Message From Our Superintendent

Dear Adams 14 Community,

As you likely heard, our leadership team had the opportunity last week to share our affirmative vision for the future of our district and schools with the State Board of Education. Over a period of seven hours, we responded to a range of thoughtful questions from each board member.  And in the end, they gave their approval for us to bring our full plans back for final consideration in June.

As thrilling as this affirmation was, we were even more energized by the assurances we received for the future of our district. The State Board unanimously declared that every Adams 14 school would remain open now and in the future; they confirmed that the best interests of every Adams 14 student, staff member, and our community as a whole would only be served by keeping this district and our schools open long into the future.

We have a lot of work ahead of us, but it is the right kind of work. The kind of work that makes a lasting difference on behalf of every student, staff member, and family in this district.

On behalf of myself and our Board of Education, we thank you for making today’s outcome possible. It is because of the unwavering efforts of all the Adams 14 community, even when circumstances have been unpredictable, that we could convey our future direction with clarity and conviction to the State Board of Education. Your hard work and commitment has paid off, and it will continue to do so moving forward making an even greater impact for our kids.

At your service,

Dr. Karla Loría

Upcoming Events

  • April 20, 2022: District Accountability Family Engagement Subcommittee Meeting 
  • April 21, 2022: Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) Meeting 
  • April 26, 2022: Adams 14 Board of Education Study Session
  • April 28, 2022: English Language Development (ELD) Parent Meeting 
    • 5:30-6:30 p.m. 
    • Educational Support Services (ESS) building
    • Light refreshments and child supervision will be provided.
    • Click here to learn more. 
  • May 4, 2022: District Accountability Family Engagement Subcommittee Meeting 
  • May 5, 2022: Pathway Awards Celebration
  • May 6, 2022: Comadres y Compadres Meeting 
  • May 10, 2022: Adams 14 Board of Education Meeting 
  • May 11, 2022: District Accountability Committee Meeting 
  • May 18, 2022: Adams City Middle School Continuation
    • 6 p.m.
    • Adams City High School
  • May 19, 2022: Kearney Middle School Continuation
    • 6 p.m.
    • Adams City High School
  • May 20, 2022: Lester Arnold High School Graduation Ceremony
    • 6-8 p.m.
    • Adams City High School
  • May 21, 2022: Adams City High School Graduation Ceremony
    • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • Adams City High School

COVID-19 Response Dial

Green Traffic Light

This week, the district is in the Green Zone.

  • Face coverings are no longer required for staff, students, or visitors in district schools and buildings. 
  • Face coverings are not required for athletics or extracurricular activities.
  • Consistent with applicable law, accommodations are available for students and staff, which are based on disability or medical condition.
  • Masks are no longer required on school buses, according to new guidelines from the CDC and Tri-County Health Department. Bus drivers will continue to have masks available if students desire to wear them.
  • Elementary special classes will operate as usual, allowing students to travel to established art, music, and physical education.

The COVID-19 Response Dial and protocol takes into consideration the community COVID-19 vaccination rate, the Adams 14 employee and student COVID-19 vaccination rate, and our community COVID-19 transmission rate. The Adams 14 COVID-19 Response Dial and protocol will vary based on the aforementioned data, and our response will be clearly articulated in a Green Zone, Yellow Zone, and Red Zone. To learn more, click here.

Registration Packets for the 2022-2023 School Year

The 2022-2023 student registration packets are being distributed to returning students now! Please do not discard these packets as they contain important forms that need to be completed to enroll returning students for the upcoming school year.

Parents or legal guardians and students must complete the following four forms:

  • Summary Sheet (also referred to as the Registration Form)
  • Student Handbook and Parents Rights and Responsibilities Form
  • Student Use of the Internet and Electronic Communications Form
  • Student Health Information Form 

Preschool through 8th grade students will be sent home with these registration packets for parents or guardians to complete. Parents and guardians of high school students will need to pick up their registration packet from the school’s front office during business hours. 

Click here to read the full letter regarding registration packets.

Click here to watch a video on registration packets. 

Return of Devices That Are Not In Use

The end of the school year is approaching fast! As we prepare for summer school and the 2022-2023 school year, we would like to remind parents that they should begin returning any technology devices that are not in use. All Chromebooks, iPads, and chargers that are not in use must be returned to your school’s front office staff. We appreciate your support! 

Kids First Health Care Clinics 

Kids First Health Care is joining the celebration of Earth Day on April 22! It has been said that Earth is what we all have in common, so let’s take care of it, and each other. highlights many ways to invest in our planet, including: 

  • Picking up trash around your neighborhood. 
  • Switching to reusable bags at the grocery store. 
  • Using a reusable water bottle. 
  • Turning off the lights when you leave a room. 

Remember that Kids First Health Care is here to support students’ overall health and wellness! If your child needs high-quality primary, mental or dental health care services, please call the Commerce City community clinic year-round at 303-289-1086.  

For students who attend one of Adams 14’s secondary schools, you can call the school-based health center for appointments.  

  • Adams City High School – 303-405-3050  
  • Lester Arnold High School – 303-289-2983  
  • Adams City Middle School – 303-853-5410  
  • Kearney Middle School – 303-286-0566 

Anythink Commerce City April Programs

Explore a variety of programs at your local Anythink and discover new opportunities for learning, fun, and creativity. To register for events that require registration, please visit the Anythink online calendar at

All Ages and Children’s Programs

Storytime (Wednesdays: April 20, 27, 2022, 10:30-11:30 a.m.)

Join us for stories, songs, and snacks. Appropriate for ages 0 to 5 and their caregivers. No advanced registration necessary. 

Show ’em Your Poem (Thursday, April 21, 2022, 4:30-5:30 p.m.)

Learn how to write a poem in this poetry workshop and honor National Poetry Month. Appropriate for ages 6 to 10. Space is limited; registration recommended. Please visit the Anythink online calendar to register. 

Teen Programs 

Live that T(w)een Life (Thursday, April 28, 2022, 4:30-5:30 p.m.)  

Come play board games, listen to music, enjoy snacks and more. Appropriate for ages 11 to 17. Space is limited; registration recommended. Please visit the Anythink online calendar to register. 

Adult Programs

Drop-In Tech Help (Tuesdays: April 26, 2022, 5-6 p.m.)   

Drop in for one-on-one help with your technology device and pick up some tips and troubleshooting support. Assistance is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. No advanced registration is necessary. For more information, please contact Shelly at

Medicinal Plants of Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region with Denver Botanic Gardens (Saturday, April 23, 2022, 2-3:30 p.m.)   

Join Denver Botanic Gardens to learn about the many varieties of medicinal plants that grow throughout Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region. Learn about unique properties and medicinal actions of these plants and how they work with the human body to promote health and wellness. This program will also cover the foundations of herbalism and discuss easy, at home preparations of these plants. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit the Anythink online calendar to register.   

Readers’ Choice Saturday Book Club (Saturday, April 23, 2022, 11 a.m.-12 p.m.) 

Join us for Anythink Commerce City’s Saturday book club meeting! Discuss this month’s read and vote on our next book. Visit the front desk at Anythink Commerce City for a copy of the selected book. Space is limited; registration recommended. Please visit the Anythink online calendar to register. For more information, please contact Shelly at