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
- Physical and mental health services
- Facility enhancements and upgrades
- And more!
October Count day is Oct. 2, 2023
What is October Count Day? October Count Day is a statewide initiative that determines the amount of funding our school receives from the state government. On this specific day, we record the number of students who are in attendance. This count directly impacts our school's budget for the entire academic year.
Why Your Child's Attendance Matters? The number of students present on October Count Day directly affects the financial resources we receive. This funding supports various aspects of your child's education, including classroom materials, technology, extracurricular activities, and more.
Adequate funding allows us to maintain a high standard of education. It enables us to provide quality teachers, smaller class sizes, and a wide range of educational opportunities to benefit your child's learning experience.
What You Can Do?
- Mark Your Calendar: Please mark Oct. 2 on your calendar as a day of high importance. Ensure that your child attends school on this date unless they are ill or facing extenuating circumstances.
- Promote Attendance: Encourage your child to attend school regularly, not only on October Count Day but throughout the entire academic year. Consistent attendance is vital for their academic progress.
- Spread the Word: Inform fellow parents and guardians about the significance of October Count Day and the impact it has on our school. Together, we can maximize our funding potential.
During its regular meeting on Sept. 12, the Adams 14 Board of Education celebrated National Hispanic Heritage Month.
The annual celebration takes place between Sept. 15-Oct.15 each year. During this time, we honor and celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.
Adams 14 leadership recognizes the importance of preserving the linguistic and cultural assets of students through bilingual and dual language instruction, and our Seal of Biliteracy program, as well as honoring the backgrounds of our students from Spanish-speaking households.
On Thursday morning, our partner Kids First Health Care held its 2023 Back-to-Health Breakfast fundraiser at Adams City High School. The event was a great opportunity for Kids First to highlight its work in our schools and in the community! Many of the patients that Kids First Health Care serves are students at Adams 14 and we greatly appreciate their partnership and commitment to our students’ wellbeing.
Here are some of our partner’s accomplishments between 2021-2022:
- 10,201 health care visits for children
- 3,996 children served
- 6,850 immunizations administered
- 21,838 school nurse screenings
Adams City High School also participated in the event. Our cheerleading team welcomed attendees at the high school entrance, our culinary students baked and served pastries for attendees during the reception, and the JROTC color guard began the meeting by presenting the U.S. flag.
National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 10-16. This week, we remind ourselves and our community that no one is ever alone in their mental health struggles and that there are resources to support them.
Our school district is firmly committed to promoting mental health, recognizing its vital role in our students' overall well-being. During National Suicide Prevention Week and every week, we prioritize providing resources and support to ensure the emotional and mental wellness of our students remains a top priority.
Beginning Sept. 25 at our elementary, middle and high schools, mental health staff will be teaching staff and students about our new suicide prevention programs. These programs promote that we take care of ourselves and each other to continue promoting resilience and wellness.