Safety and Security
Our priority is always first and foremost student safety and security. We recognize that parents entrust us with their children on a daily basis and rest assured that responsibility is not taken lightly. Additionally, Adams 14 understands that in order for our students to learn they must first feel safe as reflected in our School District Mission, Board Policy AD.
Board Policy AD
“Adams County School District 14 shall strive to provide a safe environment for all students and staff and meaningful opportunities and innovative educational programs for all students so that they reach their learning potential, including that they meet or exceed state and district content standards, through partnerships between home, school and the community.To that end, our staff and students are trained annually with the Standard Response Protocol (SRP), which has been developed by the “i love u guys foundation” and adopted by first responders and many school districts around the country. This enables unifying communication for district and school leaders with simple and efficient instructions that students and staff can easily follow.
Every month, staff and students put the SRP in practice through drills to familiarize themselves with the language and expectations in an emergency or crisis situation.
We are also pleased to share that the Colorado Department of Education awarded Adams 14 with the School Access For Emergency Response (SAFER) grant in 2020. This grant enabled us to update radio systems and improve interoperability districtwide to enhance our safety efforts.
Visitor Policy at Adams County School District 14
- All visitors must enter Adams 14 buildings through the main entrance.
- All visitors are required to have their identification scanned by the Raptor Visitor Management System. Please read Board of Education policies on School Visitors and Public Conduct on School Property.
- Pre-approved community partners will continue to have access to Adams 14 schools. An Adams 14 community partner is defined as an organization providing staff and student support to our schools. Examples of community partners may include Playworks, student teachers, etc.