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August 2, 2022 | News

Community Newsletter | Aug. 2, 2022

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A Message From Our Superintendent

Dear Adams 14 Community,

Last week, we welcomed all of our new teachers, who participated in new teacher orientation week. They had an opportunity to learn about unit and lesson preparation, effective instructional strategies, policies and procedures, support systems, and much more. Additionally, they received a school bus tour of our district, where they learned about our schools, community, and history. The enthusiasm and excitement all week was exhilarating, and it was such a pleasure to personally meet so many of our new educators. The week has only made me more excited about the upcoming school year!

Some other exciting news occurring within the district includes a few program location changes:  

  • Sanville Preschool relocated to Central Elementary School;
  • Child Find moved from the Sanville Preschool building to the former Kids First Health Care building at 4675 E. 69th Ave; and
  • The School to Work Alliance Program (SWAP) relocated from the Educational Support Services building to the former Sanville Preschool building.

These necessary changes provide optimal spaces for learning and will enhance our ability to offer support to our students. 

Just a reminder, sixth grade and high school freshman orientations are on Monday, Aug. 8, 2022, and the first day of school for all students is on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022. If your child has not registered for school, please contact your child’s school immediately. Our front office staff members at each of our schools would be more than happy to support you with any registration assistance or information you may need to prepare your child for the upcoming school year.

At your service,
Dr. Karla Loría
Adams 14 Superintendent 

Upcoming Events

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 Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Tri-County Health Department. Bus drivers will continue to have masks available if students wish to wear them. 
  • Elementary specials 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.

Adams 14 Highlight

Dupont Elementary School teachers and staff members started the year with an inspirational message from former Dupont Elementary School student and 2022 Adams City High School graduate Fabian Holguin at the Bison Ridge Recreation Center. As the keynote speaker, Holguin, who was recently awarded an Adams 14 Education Foundation scholarship and a Gear Up scholarship, talked about his experiences in Adams 14 that helped inspire and motivate him. “I had teachers that have literally saved my life!,” said Fabian Holguin. “They helped me and other students get scholarships.” 

Dupont Elementary School Principal Brian Clark invited Holguin to speak because of his inspirational achievement. “Fabian’s message was powerful, insightful, and inspiring. We will work hard to make sure all students at Dupont leave our school with the same excitement for the future as Fabian,” stated Principal Clark. Holguin  will be attending Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design where he plans to pursue a fashion design degree. 

2022-2023 Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Policy

Adams County School District 14 announced its policy for determining eligibility of children who may receive free and reduced-price meals served under the National School Lunch (NSLP), School Breakfast Programs (SBP), and the Afterschool Care Snack Program. Click here to read the policy.

Kids First Health Care

Did you know August is National Immunization Awareness Month? Kids First Health Care is here to support all Adams 14 families with high-quality pediatric health care services, including immunizations.

Your child can receive immunizations at our four school-based health centers in Adams 14, including Adams City Middle School, Kearney Middle School, Lester Arnold High School, and Adams City High School. Please call to make an appointment today! 

  • 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 

Kids First Health Care is thrilled to share that its new, state-of-the-art Commerce City community clinic at 7190 Colorado Blvd, Fourth Floor, is now open. Click here for a virtual tour of its new clinic! If your child needs high-quality primary, mental, or dental health care services, please call Kids First Health Care’s year-round Commerce City community clinic at 303-289-1086 today! 

Anythink Commerce City: August 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/Family Programs 

mySummer Finale (Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022 | 7:30-10:30 p.m.)
Celebrate the end of a magical mySummer with a movie under the stars. Appropriate for all ages. Program will be held outside. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Check the event for cancellation notices. No advanced registration necessary.

Garden Talk with WIC (Fridays, Aug. 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2022 | 9-11 a.m.)
Join staff from the Tri-County Health Department WIC Program at the Anythink Commerce City community garden to enjoy a morning of gardening and learn all about growing carrots. Gardening will begin at 9 am, and the garden information session will begin at 10 am. Attendees are welcome to take home any harvest. Please bring water and your own gardening gloves, if able. Program will be held outside. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Check the event on Anythink’s website for cancellation notices. No advanced registration necessary. 

Pop-Up Studio at Anythink Commerce City (Saturday, Aug. 19, 2022 | 1-5 p.m.)
The Studio at Anythink is guided by the philosophy that customers of all ages thrive when they discover and follow their passions, collaborate with others, and become creators. Join Anythink’s Studio team to explore and create using different technology and tools each month. Appropriate for all ages. 

Let’s Play Lotería (Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022 | 2:30-3:30 p.m.)
Join us to play the card game Lotería! Appropriate for all ages. Space is limited; registration recommended. Please visit the Anythink online calendar to register.    

Women’s Equality Day with the Legendary Ladies (Friday, Aug. 26, 2022 | 4-5 p.m.)
Join the Legendary Ladies and through their historical portrayals, learn about “Unconventional Women of the West” as we celebrate Women’s Equality Day. Appropriate for all ages. Space is limited; registration recommended. Please visit the Anythink online calendar to register.     

Children’s Programs 

Storytime (Wednesdays, Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2022 | 10:30-11:30 a.m.)
Join Anythink for stories, songs, and a snack. Appropriate for ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. Space is limited; registration recommended. Please visit the Anythink online calendar to register.  

Adult Programs 

Drop-In Tech Help (Saturdays, Aug. 6 and 20, 2022 | 10-11 a.m.; and Tuesdays, Aug. 9 and 23, 2022 | 5-6 p.m.)
Drop in for one-on-one help with any tech device and pick up some tips and troubleshooting support. Assistance is offered on a first-come, first-served basis. No advanced registration necessary. 

Readers’ Choice Saturday Book Club (Saturday, Aug. 27, 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. The book selection for August was posted in the online events calendar on July 26. 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