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February 22, 2023 | News

Community Newsletter | Feb. 22, 2023

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A Message From Our Superintendent

Dear Adams 14 community, 

Our second semester is in full swing as we approach March, and I have several important news items to share with students and parents.

While the state of Colorado provides funding for half-day preschool (15 hours), beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, Adams 14 will offer full-time preschool at no cost to families. Adams 14 believes that it is important to build a strong learning foundation as early as possible so that students can academically perform better throughout their school years. Click here to learn more about our universal preschool program.

As you think about the upcoming school year and registration, please know that getting vaccinated is an important part of school readiness and it keeps children from catching and spreading diseases that can make them sick and potentially disrupt in-person learning. To learn more on immunization and vaccination records, click here.

As always, I wish you all a fantastic week of learning!

At your service,

Superintendent Dr. Karla Loría

Upcoming Events

  • Feb. 28, 2023: Adams 14 Board of Education Study Session
  • March 2, 2023: Gifted and Talented Night for Families
  • March 8, 2023: District Accountability Committee (DAC) Meeting
  • March 8, 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
  • March 12, 2023: Daylight Savings Time Start 
    • Turn clocks back one hour. The change happens at 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 12. 
  • March 14, 2023: Adams 14 Board of Education Meeting
  • March 20-23, 2023: Parent-Teacher Conferences
    • On Monday, March. 20, and Tuesday, March. 21, students K-5 will have parent-teacher conferences. 
    • On Wednesday, March. 22, and Thursday, March. 23, students 6-12 will have parent-teacher conferences. 
  • March 24, 2023: Conference Compensation Day – Schools Closed
    • There will be no classes on Friday, March 24, to compensate for all the teacher-parent conferences during this week. 
  • March 27-31, 2023: Spring Break – Schools Closed
    • All schools will be closed during spring break. Classes will resume for all students on Monday, April 3, 2023. 

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.

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