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April 4, 2023 | News

Community Newsletter | April 4, 2023

A Message From Our Superintendent

Dear Adams 14 community, 

I hope you had a restful spring break and feel ready to tackle the last quarter of our school year! Last week, I had the privilege of delivering a U.S. Congressional debrief in Washington D.C. and was able to share the work the Adams 14 team is doing to transform our schools and change the narrative for our students. It was very well received!

School Library Month began on April 1, and I encourage our community to celebrate with our schools. Libraries help children learn and cultivate important skills such as literacy, research, communication, and empathy. Our librarians are powerful advocates for education, working with every student to ensure they have the resources they need to feel supported as lifelong learners. Let’s take this month as an opportunity to further nurture a love of reading in our students and to encourage rich discussions in the classroom and at home.

At your service,

Superintendent Dr. Karla Loría

Upcoming Events

  • April 4, 2023: CMAS Family Night for Elementary Schools
    • 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    • Central Elementary School
  • April 5, 2023: CMAS Family Night for Elementary Schools
    • 4:45-5:45 p.m.
    • Central Elementary School
  • April 11, 2023: Adams 14 Board of Education Meeting
  • April 12, 2023: District Accountability Committee (DAC) Meeting
  • April 12, 2023: DAC Parent Engagement Subcommittee Meeting
    • 8-9 p.m. (This subcommittee meeting follows the regular DAC meeting)
    • Educational Support Services building
    • Dinner and child supervision will be provided
    • Click here to view the flyer 
  • April 25, 2023: Adams 14 Board of Education Study Session

WOW! Career and Technical Education Summer Learning for Grades 6-12

Students will engage in authentic learning experiences designed to introduce core skills for various careers. This exciting opportunity will allow students to select a camp of their interest: culinary arts, graphic design, automotive repair, health sciences, and more! Register by April 21, 2023. Click here to view the flyer.

K-12 World of Wonder! Summer Learning

K–8 students who are invited to participate in this exciting summer learning program will engage in project-based/problem-based learning focused on language arts (Spanish and English), mathematics, science, and Extended School Year (ESY). At Adams City High School, Career and Technical Education (CTE) Summer Camp and Summer Job Corp programs will be offered to grades 6–12, as well as credit recovery for grades 9–12. In addition, middle school students and incoming seniors can participate in summer science programs at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Click here to view the flyer.

For answers to frequently asked questions about the program, click here.

Dolly Parton Imagination Library 

Together with Westminster Rotary Club and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, Commerce City is giving free books to all preschool kids in the area. From birth until 5 years old, each enrolled child receives a free age-appropriate book every month. 

Visit and seled “Can I Register My Child?” or “Check Availability”, and complete the registration form. Click here to view a flyer.

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Information Regarding Student Vaccinations

We know you are thinking of all the things you need to do to make sure your student is ready for school. Getting vaccinated is an important part of their school readiness and keeps children from catching and spreading diseases that can make them sick and potentially disrupt in-person learning.

For more information, see the below documents from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

2023-2024 Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Vaccination K-12 Letter (English)

2023-2024 Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Vaccination Preschool Letter (English)

Inclement Weather Protocols 

Adams 14 understands that the decision to close schools, delay school start times, or dismiss students early due to inclement weather has a significant impact on our families. Thus, the district takes careful consideration when making a determination regarding our inclement weather options and is committed to informing families as early as possible. 

Click here to learn more about the district’s inclement weather protocols and additional information to help you be prepared for upcoming weather conditions. 

Kids First Health Care

Kids First Health Care is thrilled to welcome all Adams 14 students back to school for the 2022-2023 school year!  If your child needs high-quality primary, mental or dental health care services, please call our year-round Commerce City community clinic (7190 Colorado Blvd.) 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