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
Nov. 2, 2022: District Accountability Committee Parent Engagement Subcommittee Meeting
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.
Adams 14 is now participating in the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) Test-to-Knowprogram. 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.
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.