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March 14, 2023 | News

Community Newsletter | March 14, 2023

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A Message From Our Superintendent

Dear Adams 14 community, 

Spring break is just around the corner, with parent-teacher conferences quickly approaching. These meetings are important for parents and guardians to track their child’s learning and help them succeed in their educational experience. Please contact your student’s school if you have any questions or concerns about these conferences.

The month of March also brings celebrations such as Women’s History Month. Women in the United States have been leaders in the abolitionist, labor, and civil rights movements, among many others, creating a more fair and just society for all. Join the Adams 14 Board of Education and me in commemorating the contributions of women in our local communities and around the world. 

Finally, March is also National Reading Month. This month-long event highlights how literacy enriches our day-to-day lives. This month is a great opportunity for parents and guardians to read even more at home with their children and foster the literacy skills that will promote lifelong learning in their children.

At your service,

Superintendent Dr. Karla Loría

Upcoming Events

  • 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. 
  • 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

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 

Anythink Commerce City: March 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

Kids Cafe (Tuesday-Friday in March | 3:30-4:30 p.m.)
Swing by for a free, nutritious snack sponsored by the Food Bank of the Rockies. Available for ages 18 and under, while supplies last. No advanced registration necessary.

Arts & Crafts Salon with Imagine Arts Academy of Colorado
(Thursdays, March 16 & 30 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.)
Join Imagine Arts Academy of Colorado and get creative every other week with a new art and craft project, while supplies last. Appropriate for ages 5 to 12. No advanced registration necessary. 

Storytime (Wednesdays, March 15, 22 & 29 | 10:30-11:30 a.m.)
Join us for stories, songs and snacks. Appropriate for ages birth to 5 years old and their caregivers. Spacer is limited; registration recommended. Visit the Anythin calendar to register. 

Pi Day Party (Tuesday, March 14 | 3:14-4:14 p.m.)
Celebrate Pi Day with Anythink! Enjoy pi-themed food (while supplies last), games, surprises and more/ Appropriate for all ages. No advanced registration necessary. 

Music & Movement (Friday, March 17 | 10:30-11 a.m.)
Sing, dance, play basic instruments and move/ Appropriate for ages 2 to 6. No advanced registration necessary.

Pop-Up Studio at Anythink Commerce City (Friday, March 17 | 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. No advanced registration necessary. 

Video Game Pop-Up (Friday, March 24 | 3-5 p.m.)
Join us and play a variety of retro video games. Snacks and refreshments will be provided, while supplies last. Appropriate for all ages. No advanced registration necessary.