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July 26, 2022 | News

Community Newsletter | July 26, 2022

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A Message From Our Superintendent

Dear Adams 14 Community,

Thank you to all of our families who attended the Adams 14 Back-to-School Resource Fair this past Saturday! We hope that you were able to receive some useful information and resources to help your family prepare for the 2022-2023 school year. We had 1,138 families attend – a total of more than 3,000 people. I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to all of our district staff members, volunteers, and community partners that worked so hard to make this event a success. Your commitment and contributions to our community and students make Adams 14 a great place to be!

Just a reminder, the first day of school is Aug. 9, 2022. If you were not able to attend the fair this year to receive student registration assistance, 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.

Last week we welcomed back all of our school administrators; and this week, we welcome all of our new teachers, who will be participating in orientation all week. New teacher orientation week provides our teachers with the support, mentoring, and guidance necessary for success, as well as an opportunity to learn more about our district, schools, and community. 

As a person with more than 30 years of educational experience, I unequivocally understand that hiring exceptional teachers and equipping them with the necessary tools, such as effective instructional strategies, strong support systems, and ongoing professional development opportunities, are vital to providing our students with a rigorous, high-quality, and equitable learning experience. This year, we hired exceptional teachers through a robust recruitment process. We are proud of each one of them!

We are here to serve our students, and we will do so with fidelity and urgency!

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.

Music in the Park

Families can enjoy a live music performance and food from a variety of food trucks in the park, hosted by the Commerce City Cultural Council.

  • Thursday, July 28, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Turnberry Park (10725 Wheeling St.), the Quemando Salsa Band will perform.

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.

July School Meals

Our Nutrition Services Department is providing school meals throughout the month of July, Monday through Thursday, at the following sites and times:

  • July 11-29, 2022: Suncor Boys & Girls Club, 12-12:30 p.m. 

Anythink Commerce City July 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

Garden Talk with WIC (Friday, July 29, 2022 | 9-11 a.m.)

Join staff from the Tri-County Health Department WIC Program at the Anythink community garden to enjoy a morning of gardening. Gardening will begin at 9 a.m. and the garden information sessions will begin at 10 a.m. 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. 

MySummer: Unicorns are Real! (Wednesday, July 27, 2022 | 10:30-11:30 a.m.) 

Make a magical memory with enchanting live unicorns at Anythink Commerce City. Appropriate for ages 5 to 12. Program will be held outside. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Check the event website for cancellation notices. No advanced registration necessary. 

MySummer: Decorate a Cake & Make a Wish with My Make Studio (Friday, July 29, 2022 | 2:30-3:30 p.m.)

Make a wish on your very own decorated cake! Join My Make Studio to decorate a wishing cake. Come alone or bring a guest. Supplies will be provided. Appropriate for ages 6 to 12. Space is limited; registration required. Please visit the Anythink online calendar to register.

Teen Programs

MySummer: Mental Health Storytelling Workshop with Soul Stories Denver (Saturday, July 30, 2022 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Understand the power of your own story. Participate in community building games and dialogues about mental illness, and respond to writing prompts designed to help teens reflect on and share their personal stories. Through this process, develop coping skills and strategies that support your mental and emotional well-being. Appropriate for ages 12 to 18. No advanced registration necessary.