I am excited to announce the first Adams 14 Annual World Cup taking place in the spring. All of our parents and guardians, students, and staff members are invited to join this special soccer tournament we have been preparing over the last few months. Click here to learn more and sign up as a player or volunteer! Registration closes on Dec. 18, 2022.
On Dec. 6, there will also be an important meeting for families at Hanson and Monaco elementary schools, and Lester Arnold High School. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. in the Adams City High School cafeteria, and dinner will be served. Child supervision and interpretation services will also be available. Click here to view the flyer.
As winter and inclement weather approach, please review our protocols and be on alert for any possible school delays or closures. All weather-related decisions will be communicated as soon as possible.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend with your family and friends. Have a great week of learning!
At your service,
Superintendent Dr. Karla Loría
Nov. 29, 2022: Adams 14 Board of Education Study Session
Educational Support Services Board of Education Room
Each year in Colorado and across the country, students in Kindergarten through 12th grade who are learning the English language are given a test called the ACCESS for English Language Learners. The ACCESS test assesses the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills of our bilingual students. This particular test provides important information for parents, teachers, and school leaders about our bilingual students’ proficiency level as they acquire the English language.
These tests are required to be given in-person and the tests will be administered between Jan. 9 – Feb. 10. Schools have created their individual testing schedules within the testing window and will contact the families of students who will participate in the ACCESS test.
The test helps teachers know when your child is proficient in English and no longer needs English language development classes or support.
The test helps you and your child’s teacher monitor your child’s progress in learning English.
The test helps you and your child’s teacher know if adjustments are needed in instruction in order to help your child succeed in learning English.
If you have any questions or concerns about ACCESS testing, please reach out to your student’s school.
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!
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
Cold and flu season is officially upon us. Help keep your children healthy this season by visiting Kids First Health Care for your annual flu shot, COVID-19 vaccine, or bivalent COVID-19 booster!
For children birth to age 21, please call our year-round Commerce City community clinic (7190 Colorado Blvd.) at 303-289-1086 to make a vaccine appointment.
For students who attend one of Adams 14’s secondary schools, you can call the school-based health center for appointments.