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September 27, 2022 | News

Community Newsletter | Sept. 27, 2022

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A Message From Our Superintendent

Dear Adams 14 Community, 

October Count began on Monday, Sept. 26, and will continue through Oct. 11. During this time, schools report daily to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) on the number of students that attend school, and these numbers help ensure funding for several programs, meals, counselors, and many more important resources. Please help us by ensuring your students are on time every day. Click here to learn more about October Count.

I am excited to invite you this Saturday, Oct. 1, to a Colorado Rapids game that’s fundraising for our talented students! The soccer match starts at 1:30 p.m. at Dicks Sporting Goods Park (6000 Victory Way, Commerce City).  $5 of each ticket purchased through this link will go back toward the Adams 14 Education Foundation. Click here to view a flyer about the event.

Finally, I’d like to thank all of our staff for their hard work. Whether you are behind the scenes making the district run smoothly or teaching our wonderful children every day, I appreciate your commitment to providing the highest quality education we can. Let’s keep this momentum going as we enter October. 

I wish you all a great week! 

At your service, 

Superintendent Dr. Karla Loría

Upcoming Events

  • Sept. 27, 2022: Adams 14 Board of Education Study Session
  • Oct. 1, 2022: Colorado Rapids Fundraising Soccer Match
  • Oct. 5, 2022: District Accountability Committee Parent Engagement Subcommittee Meeting
  • Oct. 6, 2022: Gifted and Talented Night
    • 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    • Educational Support Services building
    • Interpretation and children supervision will be provided
    • Click here to view the flyer
  • Oct. 11, 2022: Adams 14 Board of Education Meeting
  • Oct. 12, 2022: District Accountability Committee Meeting
  • Oct. 17-20, 2022: Parent Teacher Conferences
    • Contact your child’s school for more information. 

Adams 14 Highlight

Last week, Kids First Health Care held its grand opening of its new community clinic located at 7190 Colorado Boulevard in Commerce City. Adams 14 proudly partners with Kids First Health Care to provide high-quality medical attention to our students regardless if they have health insurance. 

During the event, Colorado Governor Jared Polis toured the new facilities and remarked on the wholistic approach Kids First has to serve the community and our students. Click here to learn more about the new clinic based in Commerce City.

Adams 14 Fundraising Event with the Colorado Rapids

The Colorado Rapids is hosting a fundraising event to support the Adams 14 Education Foundation!
The community is invited to attend the Colorado Rapids match on Oct. 1, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. at Dicks Sporting Goods Park (6000 Victory Way, Commerce City). $5 of each ticket purchased through this link will go back toward the Adams 14 Education Foundation. 

Click here to view a flyer about the event.

October Count

School attendance matters! Support school funding by ensuring that your child attends school every day. This funding helps ensure that students have access to:

  • Special enrichment classes and programs
  • Free and reduced-price school meals
  • Counselors
  • Physical and mental health services
  • Facility enhancements and upgrades
  • And more!

October Count takes place Sept. 26–Oct. 11, 2022. During this time period, schools report daily to the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) on the number of students that attend school.

For more information, visit

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 2: Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022 (5-6 p.m.)
  • Session 3: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 (noon-1 p.m.)
  • 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 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 

Anythink Commerce City: September Programs

Explore a variety of programs at your local Anythink and discover new opportunities for learning, fun, and creativity. To register for events that require registration, please visit the Anythink online calendar at

All Ages Programs 

Garden Talk with WIC (Fridays, Sept. 30 | 9-11 a.m.)

Join staff from the Tri-County Health Department WIC Program at the Anythink Commerce City community garden to enjoy a morning of gardening. Gardening will begin at 9 am, and the garden information session will begin at 10 am. Attendees are welcome to take home any harvest. Please bring water and your own gardening gloves, if able. Program will be held outside. Please note that this program may be canceled due to inclement weather. Check the event on our website for cancellation notices. No advanced registration necessary. 


Children’s Programs 

Kids and Teens Café (Tuesdays – Fridays | 3:30-4:30 p.m.)

Swing by for a free, nutritious snack sponsored by the Food Bank of the Rockies. Available for ages 18 and under, while supplies last. No advanced registration necessary. 

Hispanic Heritage Storytime (Wednesdays, Sept. 28 | 10:30-11:30 a.m.) 

Join us for stories and songs that revolve around Hispanic heritage, and a snack. Appropriate for ages birth to 5 and their caregivers. Space is limited; registration recommended. Please visit our online calendar to register. 

Music & Movement (Friday, Sept. 30 | 10:30-11 a.m.)

Sing, dance, play basic instruments and move. Appropriate for ages 2 to 6. No advanced registration necessary.  


Teen Programs 

Deaf Awareness Week: Watch Party (Thursday, Sept. 29 | 4:30-5:30 p.m.) 

Join us for a screening of a groundbreaking TV series about two teenage girls who were switched at birth. One grew up in a wealthy family, and the other grew up deaf in a working-class neighborhood with a single mother. Closed Captioning (CC) will be available. Refreshments will be provided. Appropriate for ages 14 to 17. No advanced registration necessary. 


Adult Programs 

Drop-In Tech Help (Tuesday, Sept. 27 | 5-6 p.m.)  

Drop in for one-on-one help with any tech device, and pick up some tips and troubleshooting support. Assistance is offered on a first come, first served basis. No advanced registration necessary.