As we quickly approach the final weeks of the 2021-2022 academic year, I hope all of you feel well-deserved pride in what each of us individually and the district as a whole have accomplished.
Most recently, the inspiring efforts of our high school students were on full display at the Adams 14 Education Foundation 14er Gala. Supporters from across the Denver area came together to highlight our students’ achievements and commit their support to our district moving forward. On behalf of the district, thank you to the Foundation and in particular Dale Mingilton for bringing so many members and supporters of the Adams 14 community together to pay such a meaningful tribute.
We will soon have the opportunity to further celebrate the collective achievements of our students, educators, and families together at some upcoming events. I hope to see many of you there:
Our Adams City and Kearney middle school students will have their continuation ceremonies on Wednesday, May 18, and Thursday, May 19, respectively, at 6 p.m. at Adams City High School.
Our Lester Arnold High School students will graduate on Friday, May 20, at 6 p.m. at ACHS.
Our Adams City High School students will graduate on Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m. at ACHS.
With all of the activities that await us in the coming weeks, I truly wish time would allow me to convey my gratitude to each of you personally for all that you have done during this unprecedented school year. I will be doing my best to echo that message in person at each school, but please know that, even if you don’t see me, it is because of you that our district is now looking at a brighter future than it has seen in decades. I look forward to working alongside our dedicated staff and working toward bringing that dream to fruition.
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 CDC and Tri-County Health Department. Bus drivers will continue to have masks available if students desire to wear them.
Elementary special 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.
Finalist Social Studies Curricula on Display at ESS
The Academic Department is excited to announce that its Social Studies Curriculum Adoption Committee has narrowed down the selection of social studies curricula to be piloted by the district’s grades 6-12 teachers and students. The finalist curricula are McGraw Hill and Teacher’s Curriculum Institute (TCI).
The piloted materials are on display in the Educational Support Services (ESS) Board Room until May 20, 2022. The community and staff members are invited to stop by and review the materials and leave a comment or suggestion using the cards provided on the display tables.
Registration Packets for the 2022-2023 School Year
The 2022-2023 student registration packets are being distributed to returning students now! Please do not discard these packets as they contain important forms that need to be completed to enroll returning students for the upcoming school year.
Parents or legal guardians and students must complete the following four forms:
Summary Sheet (also referred to as the Registration Form)
Student Handbook and Parents Rights and Responsibilities Form
Student Use of the Internet and Electronic Communications Form
Student Health Information Form
Preschool through 8th grade students will be sent home with these registration packets for parents or guardians to complete. Parents and guardians of high school students will need to pick up their registration packet from the school’s front office during business hours.
The end of the school year is approaching fast! As we prepare for summer school and the 2022-2023 school year, we would like to remind parents that they should begin returning any technology devices that are not in use. All Chromebooks, iPads, and chargers that are not in use must be returned to your school’s front office staff. We appreciate your support!
Kids First Health Care Clinics
This week, Kids First Health Care is celebratingNational School Nurse Day on May 11 and National Mental Health Provider Appreciation Day on May 12!
Kids First Health Care is proud to recognize the exemplary nursing teams and mental health teams that support students across our eight pediatric health clinics in Adams County. Our nursing and mental health teams provide incredible services to our students, ensuring they have access to high-quality, integrated health care that is trusted, convenient and accessible.
Thank you to all nurses and mental health providers for their unwavering commitment to human dignity, social justice, and equitable outcomes for all children!
Kids First representatives also hope to see community members at the final Adams 14 District Accountability Committee (DAC) meeting on Wednesday, May 11, at 5:30 p.m., where they will be discussing student social-emotional wellness alongside partners from Adams and the Griffith Centers for Children. The meeting will be held at the Educational Support Services (ESS) building.