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April 26, 2022 | News

Community Newsletter | April 26, 2022

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A Message From Our Superintendent

Dear Adams 14 Teammates,

I hope all of you enjoyed the glorious weather this weekend with loved ones!  I personally relished some long-awaited quality grandma time with my precious 1-year old granddaughter.  There’s no other activity that simultaneously both recharges my batteries and reminds me of why we do this work.

In the midst of the big news related to the State Board hearings, I realized I had failed to also highlight a couple of additional noteworthy updates:

  • On Friday, April 18th, we welcomed U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter to visit Adams 14. Throughout his time representing this community in Congress, Rep. Perlmutter has been a champion for child nutrition; so it was all the more rewarding to showcase the fantastic work being done by Kasja Larson, Kelsy Nally, and the entire Nutrition team. Thank you to Kasja and her team for their unwavering dedication to delivering great meals to each of our students on a daily basis.
  • Our gifted actors and actresses at Adams City High School will be performing on Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, in their production of “Freaky Friday.” Tickets are only $5!

Finally, you may have read a news story last week raising questions about water supplies in Commerce City and our neighboring communities. Long before this article had been published, an agreement had been reached between the district and CTA to establish and publicize a continuous program of air and water quality testing across all of our facilities.

However, we also recognize that families may feel understandable concern following this publication. As a result, we have swiftly adopted a program of making bottled water available for every student and staff member across all of our facilities beginning today. (With this influx of plastic bottles into our facilities, it will be critical that every site ensures it is robustly executing its program of recycling.) We will continue these precautions until we receive definitive test results confirming that our schools’ drinking water is safe for our students and staff.

For more information about these proactive actions and our commitment to the safety of all Team Adams 14 members, please refer to either of the following videos:



Whether our efforts are taking place in classrooms, campuses, district support facilities, or ESS, the dedicated efforts of each of you are producing tangible and positive momentum for this district that is being noticed not just within Adams 14, but beyond it as well. I have never been more confident about the future of this district, and I look forward to bringing it to fruition alongside each and every one of you in the weeks and months ahead!


Dr. Karla Loría

Upcoming Events

  • 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 11, 2022: Adams City Middle School Transition (Grade 5)
    • 5-6 p.m. 
    • Adams City Middle School
  • May 12, 2022: Kearney Middle School Transition (Grade 5)
    • 5-6:30 p.m. 
    • Kearney Middle School cafeteria
    • Learn about what future middle school students can expect at Kearney Middle School, followed by a question and answer session in both English and Spanish. 
    • Dinner will be provided.
  • May 18, 2022: Adams City Middle School Continuation (Grade 8)
    • 6 p.m.
    • Adams City High School
  • May 19, 2022: Kearney Middle School Continuation (Grade 8)
    • 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
  • May 24, 2022: Adams 14 Board of Education Study Session

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.

Freaky Friday: The Musical at Adams City High School

Come support our students as they perform in Freaky Friday: The Musical at the Adams City High School auditorium! The musical is based on the novel Freaky Friday by Mary Rodgers and the Disney films. There will be performances on Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 each. We hope to see you there!

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 proud to celebrate Every Child Healthy Week, showcasing the vital importance of partnerships between families, schools, medical providers, and the community to improve the health and wellness of all kids!  

We know, and research shows, that healthy kids are better prepared to learn and succeed in school each day. Our eight sites, which include school-based health centers and community clinics, provide convenient access to high-quality health care.

 A big thanks to Adams 14 for its continued partnership with Kids First to help keep all students healthy and ready to learn each day! 

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 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. 

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