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November 2, 2022 | News

Community Newsletter | Nov. 2, 2022

A Message From Our Superintendent

Dear Adams 14 community, 

We are almost done with the first half of the academic year, and it has been a pleasure to see all the exciting activities and celebrations happening in our schools. As we prepare for the colder months and inclement weather, please review the district’s protocols.

Adams 14 staff and leaders are constantly striving to serve our students and families in the best way possible. If you would like to make your voice heard as we work on this mission, please consider joining our District Accountability Committee. The committee meets monthly to discuss important topics such as budget management, school improvement plans, charter school applications, and parent engagement.
If you would like to learn more, click here.

Finally, I want to remind students of the importance of attending school every day. When students are not frequently absent, their grades and reading skills often improve. Going to school helps you develop strong social skills and friendships, which are important life skills. I encourage parents and teachers to help share this message with their students and to help them succeed in school. 

Have a great week of learning, team!

At your service,

Superintendent Dr. Karla Loría

Upcoming Events

  • Nov. 2, 2022: District Accountability Committee Parent Engagement Subcommittee Meeting
  • Nov. 3, 2022: SPED Parent Meeting
    • More information coming soon
  • Nov. 8, 2022: Adams 14 Board of Education Meeting
  • Nov. 9, 2022: District Accountability Committee Meeting
  • 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

Adams 14 Highlights 

Adams 14 has a diverse music program across grade levels. Watch the video below to learn more about the importance of music instruction in our curriculum. 

Health Fair at Adams City High School

Adams City High School is hosting the 365 Health Fair (formerly known as 9Health Fair) on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. No ID or insurance card is required and there will be free health services including COVID-19 vaccinations, flu shots, blood pressure screening, breast screening, oral health, and many more. Click here for more information.

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! 

Charter School Applicant

Adams 14 has received a charter school application from Be The Change Community School. Community members can provide their input through a public survey. To learn more about Be The Change Community School, click here. 

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