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November 10, 2022 | News

Community Newsletter | Nov. 10, 2022

A Message From Our Superintendent

Dear Adams 14 community, 

I want to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication throughout the school year. We have already had so many celebrations and successes at each school so far and I look forward to the coming months. 

As a reminder, there will be no classes on Friday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. On this day, we honor all the men and women who selflessly served this country with honor and bravery to protect our freedoms. 

Finally, I encourage community members to join our District Accountability Committee. The committee provides a valuable opportunity for you to give us feedback on important topics such as budget management, school improvement plans, charter school applications, and parent engagement.
If you would like to learn more, click here. 

At your service,

Superintendent Dr. Karla Loría

Upcoming Events

  • Nov. 11, 2022: Veterans Day – No Classes
    • Schools are closed for Veterans Day. Classes will resume on Monday, Nov. 14. 
  • Nov. 21-25, 2022: Thanksgiving Break – No Classes
  • Dec. 7, 2022: District Accountability Committee Parent Engagement Subcommittee Meeting
  • Dec. 8, 2022: SPED Advisory Committee Meeting
    • More information coming soon. 
  • Dec. 13, 2022: Adams 14 Board of Education Meeting
  • Dec. 14 2022: District Accountability Committee Meeting

Annual Asbestos Management Letter

Protecting the health and safety of students, employees, and others who use our facilities is important to Adams County School District 14. That is why we have made managing asbestos-containing materials a high priority for our school district.

Please click here to read our annual letter to Adams 14 parents and guardians regarding asbestos management.

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. 

COVID-19 Test-to-Know Program

Adams 14 is now participating in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Test-to-Know program. This program can help slow COVID-19 transmission and reduce disruptions to in-person learning by making it easy for students to test at home.

The Test-to-Know program complements the COVID-19 School Screening Testing program; however, at this time, the district is not participating in the School Screening Testing program as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention no longer recommends routine screening testing in K-12 schools. Should guidance change or if there is an increase in COVID-19 cases, the district is prepared to move to the COVID-19 School Screening Testing program.

How the Test-to-Know program works    
Adams 14 will provide over-the-counter (OTC) rapid antigen tests to students, teachers, staff, and volunteers for testing at home. These tests can be administered by parents, guardians, caregivers, or students away from the school setting. Test results may be reported using the state’s reporting portal. Schools must report any positive COVID-19 test results for OTC tests from parents, teachers, students, and school staff to the local public health agency. 

In the case of an outbreak, we will alert parents, guardians, and other appropriate parties. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the school health clerk. Thank you for helping keep our kids, school, and community safe!

Colorado Department of Education BIPOC Listening Tour

The Colorado Department of Education wants to hear from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) parents/families across the state to gain a better understanding of their needs and how the state can better support their children. Below are the session dates and times. All sessions will be held virtually, and registration closes two weeks before the event.

  • Session 4 (for Spanish Speakers): Friday, Nov. 11, 2022 (1-2 p.m.)

To view the flyer, click here, or to register, click here.

2022-2023 Free and Reduced-Price School Meals Policy

Adams County School District 14 announced its policy for determining the eligibility of children who may receive free and reduced-price meals served under the National School Lunch (NSLP), School Breakfast Programs (SBP), and the Afterschool Care Snack Program. Click here to read the policy.

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