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May 24, 2022 | News

Community Newsletter | May 24, 2022

A Message From Our Superintendent

Dear Adams 14 Teammates,

Happy Monday! It has been a glorious few days in which we as a district community have had the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of our students. Whether continuation events on the elementary and middle school levels or graduation ceremonies on the high school levels, this last week vividly demonstrated so much of the positive accomplishments being achieved daily by our teachers, administrators, support staff, families, and above all our students. We all deserve to take justifiable pride in these joyous milestones.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

I am also incredibly gratified to share that, following a thoughtful and deliberative process among the school’s classified and certified employees as well as its School Accountability Committee, Central Elementary School has approved its proposed innovation plan model.  Pending the approval of our local and state boards of education, the new Central will bring several exciting offerings to our students and families. These will include the introduction of wraparound support services, an expanded instructional day for students, increased opportunities for faculty and staff to collaborate, and making the school an even more welcoming environment for families and community members. Thank you CES staff!

As a reminder, the World of Wonder summer learning program begins on May 31, 2022! I am excited for students to participate in this rich experience and thank the dedicated staff who are making year-round learning possible at Adams 14. 

Finally, as many of us prepare to pack up our classrooms for the summer, I wish all of our instructional and campus-based staff members a relaxing and well-deserved summer holiday.  We have been through a lot together this year, but our students and community are better off because of the focus each of you has brought to their education each day. I’ll be keeping in touch with all of you throughout the summer with updates, and I hope you’ll stay in touch as well. In the meantime, I could not be prouder to call all of you my colleagues and teammates here in Adams 14.

Sincerely,

Dr. Karla Loría
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 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.


Shuttle to State Board of Education Meeting on June 8, 2022

Adams 14 will provide a shuttle to transport community members to the State Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, June 8, 2022. This meeting will be held at the Estes Valley Community Center located at 660 Community Drive, Estes Park. 

Community members will gather at 11:30 a.m. at Central Elementary School. Shuttles will return as soon as the meeting is over or no later than 5 p.m. Lunch and dinner will be provided. 

Click here to learn more about the shuttle service. 

Click here to sign up for transportation. 


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. 

Click here to read the full letter regarding registration packets.

Click here to watch a video on registration packets. 


Return of Devices That Are Not In Use

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 

As the team prepares for summer break, Kids First reminds all families that if a child needs high-quality health care services over the summer, please call its year-round Commerce City community clinic at 303-289-1086.  

The Commerce City clinic will be moving to the Commerce City Community Resource Hub this summer, which centralizes health and other services for families in one convenient location! 

The Kids First Health Care team is looking forward to welcoming all families to the new clinic at 7190 Colorado Blvd. Kids First is in the process of designing a state-of-the-art primary care clinic on the fourth floor that will include medical and mental health care services, spacious, bright and colorful exam rooms, beautiful murals and interactive spaces that are both comfortable and convenient for patients and their families.  

Kids First is also partnering with Kids In Need of Dentistry (KIND) and will share the fourth-floor space to offer patients holistic care and a comprehensive integration of health and dental services.  

The team can’t wait to welcome families to the new clinic! Stay healthy and safe this summer!