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May 31, 2022 | News

Community Newsletter | May 31, 2022

A Message From Our Superintendent

Dear Adams 14 community, 

We made it to the end of the 2021-2022 school year! Thank you for your support and commitment to Adams 14 throughout the challenges of this last year. Summer is the perfect time for our teachers and students to relax and re-energize for another year of learning. 

On Monday, I was proud to join the Adams 14 Board in this year’s Commerce City Memorial Day parade. This was a great comeback for one of the largest parades in Colorado, since it had not happened in two years due to the pandemic. What a wonderful display of the community coming together to honor the brave men and women who gave everything in service of this country.

Although many of our students and staff will be taking some well-deserved time off, district leaders and administrative staff will be hard at work during the summer to gear up for the 2022-2023 academic year. We are proud of our amazing staff and would like your help to recruit even more dedicated educators. 

Central Elementary School (CES) is undergoing its Innovation Plan including several bonuses for CES teacher and instructional paraprofessional hires (including special education paraprofessionals) at the school. If you would like to learn more about these incentives, click here.

Next week, I will be presenting to the State Board of Education (SBE) along with the Adams 14 School Board of Education and district leadership the CES Innovation plan for the SBE’s review and approval. We will offer transportation on coach buses for anyone who wants to accompany us to show their support and presence at the SBE meeting. In our last presentation, the SBE criticized the district stating no staff or community support was present; it is important to show our unity next Wednesday, June 8 at 1:30 p.m. at the Estes Park Community Center, 660 Community Drive, Estes Park, CO 80517. To RSVP for your seat and meals, please click here.

We hope everyone has a safe and fun summer break! Do not hesitate to reach out to me or my dedicated team if you have any questions or concerns. 

At your service, 

Dr. Karla Loría

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

School staff has distributed the 2022-2023 student registration packets to returning students! 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!