Adams County School District 14
     5291 East 60th Avenue
     Commerce City, CO 80022
  303.853.3333    303.853.3329
communications@adams14.org
  • On April 27, over 200 Kearney Middle School 7th graders were invited along with their parents by Vice Chancellor Robert Boswell and Assistant Vice Chancellor David Aragon to visit CU Boulder and learn about the college application process.

    On April 27, over 200 Kearney Middle School 7th graders were invited along with their parents by Vice Chancellor Robert Boswell and Assistant Vice Chancellor David Aragon to visit CU Boulder and learn about the college application process.

  • On May 4, over 200 students and parents attended the Annual District Art Show at ACHS. Students at all grade levels and schools were recognized by their artistic talent and awarded for their individual piece.

    On May 4, over 200 students and parents attended the Annual District Art Show at ACHS. Students at all grade levels and schools were recognized by their artistic talent and awarded for their individual piece.

  • Adams 14 parents visited Aurora Campus in Denver as part of our ongoing Superintendent Forums

    Adams 14 parents visited Aurora Campus in Denver as part of our ongoing Superintendent Forums

    Learn about the upcoming April 13 Superintendent Parent Forum HERE

  • Alsup students increase their reading skills with a “Whisper Phone.”

    Alsup students increase their reading skills with a “Whisper Phone.”

    The “Whisper Phone” supports phonemic awareness by allowing students to hear their own voice while reading.

  • Kemp students raise funds for their 5th grade trip to Highlands Camp

    Kemp students raise funds for their 5th grade trip to Highlands Camp

  • Superintendent Abrego addresses parents at the Families Empowered Institute and Resource Fair

    Superintendent Abrego addresses parents at the Families Empowered Institute and Resource Fair

    Watch VIDEO HERE

     

  • 2016-17 Registration / Inscripciones

    2016-17 Registration / Inscripciones

    For more information click here

    Para más información haga clic aquí

  • Preschool Program / Programa Prescolar

    Preschool Program / Programa Prescolar

    Free preschool program for three and four year olds in Adams 14. Click here for more information.

    Programa gratis de prescolar para niños entre tres y cuatro años de edad en Adams 14. Presione aquí para más información.

Are schools closed? Here’s where to find out

As winter weather stirs up storms, parents, staff and students need to know where to find information about possible school closures.

Putting student and staff safety first, Adams 14 maintenance and leadership staff keep a close watch on weather forecasts particularly when snow storms are predicted. They monitor highway and side street conditions. Staff also note predicted changes in weather, snow fall amounts, wind chill, temperatures and visibility information. Staff evaluate the impact of the weather on student safety not only for buses traveling around the city, but also the conditions for children walking to and from school or waiting at bus stops.

District leadership aim to make the decision about potential school closures by 5 a.m. at which time, if schools will be closed, they begin notifying news media and placing the announcement on the district Facebook page (Adams 14 School District) and website (adams14.org). 

An automatic alert phone call is sent to parents.  This is an extremely important notification so parents should always keep their contact information updated with their child’s school.

When considering weather impacts on school schedules, the district has a few options to mitigate safety concerns.  It can implement:

  1. 2-hour delayed start of school schedules. This means start times at all schools are pushed back two hours.  That means buses will be delayed two hours when picking up children and getting to school. The start of school will begin two hours late. However, staff are still expected to get to school at their regular time. School release students at their normal time in this situation.
  2. Early release. If weather conditions worsen during the day and district officials want students to leave school early to avoid safety issues, the district will release students early. This typically avoids students caught in worsening conditions making travel unsafe. When students are released early, all athletics, activities and programs for the evening are cancelled. Parents will receive an automated phone call and announcements will be posted on the district Facebook page and website.
  3. No school. If travel conditions are too dangerous, the district will close all schools and programs for the day. There is no bus service, no classes are held and only essential staff report to school and district offices. All evening practices, programs and sports are cancelled.

In addition to sending an automatic call to families, the district works with area television stations to make announcements. Families should tune into any of the following:

  • NBC, 9News;
  • ABC, the Denver Channel 7;
  • CBS, CBSDenver 4; and
  • FOX 31, channel 13

These stations also lists school closings on their websites.

Also, school closures are posted on cable channel 8, the district’s Facebook page (Adams 14 School District) and the district website (Adams14.org). These are always among the first to be posted with the announcement.