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May 3, 2022 | News

Community Newsletter | May 3, 2022

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A Message From Our Superintendent

Happy May, Team Adams 14! 

This month brings so many celebrations to our community. During this first week of May, we celebrate National School Principals’ Day (May 1) and Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6). Please join me in expressing my deepest appreciation for our wonderful educators! 

Our teachers provide an incredible gift each day by inspiring, educating, and empowering our students to succeed. Our principals also influence a variety of academic outcomes by recruiting and retaining high-quality teachers; providing safe and effective learning environments for students; clearly communicating school goals and objectives; leveraging student data to inform instruction; and building relationships with parents, families, and community members. Thank you teachers and principals for all that you do to serve the Adams 14 community!

May is Asian American And Pacific Islander Heritage Month, which celebrates the contributions and histories of individuals of Asian and Pacific Islander descent in the United States. The month of May was intentionally selected to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. The majority of the workers who laid the tracks were Chinese immigrants. To learn more about the history of this annual celebration, please click here.

I would like to once again thank our incredible community for their dedication and commitment to making this school year an exceptional one. I am confident about the future of our district and look forward to celebrating each success along the way. 

At your service, 

Dr. Karla Loría
Adams 14 Superintendent 

Upcoming Events

  • May 3, 2022: Adams 14 Board of Education Study Session
  • May 4, 2022: District Accountability Family Engagement Subcommittee Meeting 
  • May 5, 2022: Pathway Awards Celebration
  • May 6, 2022: Comadres y Compadres Meeting 
  • May 10, 2022: Adams 14 Board of Education Meeting 
  • May 11, 2022: District Accountability Committee Meeting 
  • May 11, 2022: Adams City MIddle School Transition (Grade 5)
    • 5-6 p.m. 
    • Adams City Middle School
  • May 12, 2022: Kearney Middle School Transition (Grade 5)
    • 5-6:30 p.m. 
    • Kearney Middle School cafeteria
    • Learn about what future middle school students can expect at Kearney Middle School, followed by a question and answer session in both English and Spanish. 
    • Dinner will be provided.
  • May 18, 2022: Adams City Middle School Continuation (Grade 8)
    • 6 p.m.
    • Adams City High School
  • May 19, 2022: Kearney Middle School Continuation (Grade 8)
    • 6 p.m.
    • Adams City High School
  • May 20, 2022: Lester Arnold High School Graduation Ceremony
    • 6-8 p.m.
    • Adams City High School
  • May 21, 2022: Adams City High School Graduation Ceremony
    • 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    • Adams City High School
  • May 24, 2022: Adams 14 Board of Education Study Session
  • June 1, 2022: District Accountability Family Engagement Subcommittee Meeting 
  • June 8, 2022: District Accountability Committee Meeting 

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.

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 

May brings not only warm weather, but so many reasons to celebrate! Kids First Health Care (KFHC) is proud to recognize and celebrate its nursing teams and educational partners this week. 

  • May 1 – Happy School Principals Day! KFHC applauds the incredible team of school leaders at its four school-based health centers in Adams 14. We see the late nights, early mornings and weekend activities that you take on in support of your students. KFHC would like to thank these hard-working leaders who set the tone for excellence in each of their buildings.  
  • May 1-7 – Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! This pandemic created an unprecedented work environment for educators, who proved time and time again that they are nimble, resilient and innovative. KFHC is so grateful for all teachers, especially those in Adams 14, for giving their all to students in Adams County. Thank you!  
  • May 6 – This day is National Nurses Day and celebrates the incredible contributions of nurses across America. Kids First Health Care is proud to employ incredible nurses who support infants, children and youth across Adams County. Nurses play an imperative role in supporting the health and wellness of the patients they serve. KFHC thanks all nurses for their commitment to patients, and their remarkable profession today, this week and all year round.