School Policies and Expectations


Academic dishonesty or cheating means taking credit for the words or ideas of someone else.  

The following are examples of cheating that teachers see:

·         Copying someone else’s work

·         Looking at notes or a calculator during a test (unless the teacher explicitly allows this)

·         Looking through a textbook during a test (unless it is an open-book test)

·         Writing a report for someone else

·         Giving answers through signals or in writing

·         Using technology to exchange answers

·         Getting answers from someone who has already completed the assignment or test

Policies on cheating are published in the syllabus for each class.  For more information, see our PLAGIARISM POLICY.


            All students have access to a Jefferson County Schools Conduct Code booklet and receive a Chatfield Student handbook at the beginning of the school year.  Students are expected to review these materials with their parents. The Conduct Code includes all Jeffco School policies related to student conduct and discipline. There are serious consequences for breaking rules of conduct, and these consequences are outlined in the Conduct Code. Many behavior infractions carry mandatory consequences. These consequences must and will be enforced at CSH. The administration will implement the requirements of the Conduct Code consistently, fairly and in compliance with District mandates and policies. We emphasize the importance of appropriate student conduct at Chatfield so we can provide a safe, orderly and respectful climate in which students can learn and teachers can teach.

 Students are expected to behave responsibly while at school and at school sponsored events (on or off school grounds).  All school district discipline policies apply to behavior on or off school grounds during the school day (including off campus lunches), at school activities and while riding school district transportation.  This includes:

 ·         Following rules and respecting the rights of others with no harassment/bullying

·         Avoiding the use, possession or distribution of drugs including drug paraphernalia, alcohol or tobacco

·         Attending all classes and following CSH attendance procedures

·         Following the CSH and district dress code

·         Respecting the property of the school and others

·         Following directives of school personnel

·         Displaying pride in the school and community through your actions

·         Behaving responsibly while in the community

·         Avoiding the use/possession of weapons and reporting any dangerous behavior

·         Avoiding the use of profanity

·         Avoiding any other behaviors that would be considered a serious violation as determined by the school’s administration

·         Reviewing and following the specific conduct guidelines as specified in the Jefferson County Conduct Code Book and CSH Student Handbook

·         Refraining from selling anything at school that is not an administrative approved fundraiser

 Consequences for the violation of school and/or district discipline policies may include community service, detention, suspension, expulsion, police involvement and/or any actions deemed appropriate by the CSH administration.

 Grounds for suspension and/or expulsion are addressed in the conduct code booklet under district policy JKDA/JKEA.


Cell phones and other electronic devices are not to be used in the classrooms unless otherwise specified by teacher.  Any items that become a distraction in class can be taken away by any CSH staff member and returned at a later time.  These items may be confiscated by teachers and delivered to the main office.  Confiscated items may need to be picked up by parents.  The telephones in the main offices and rooms are for school business only. Parents should only call their student at school if it is an emergency


Teachers have requested that we interrupt classes only in emergency situations. When we give messages to students, it interrupts class work and adversely impacts student achievement.  Please communicate information regarding appointments with your students before they leave for school.  Flowers, candy, balloons, and cards cannot be delivered to classrooms.  Please have deliveries made to your students at home. Student learning remains our top priority!


Computers are available for school-related academic purposes only.  All computers having Internet access must be used in a responsible, efficient, ethical and legal manner.  Failure to adhere to district policy will result in revocation of access privileges, restitution for costs associated with damages, possible disciplinary action (including suspension or expulsion), and/or legal action.  Information regarding “Acceptable Use” is presented to students during the Code of Conduct presentations at the beginning of the year


While students are all afforded the right to appropriate expression, they also have a right to an education. Although dress is a matter of self-expression and is influenced by weather and fashion trends, certain items and styles are not acceptable for fostering a positive learning environment. The following items are inappropriate and are not to be brought or worn to school or to school sponsored events:

  • Clothing that is overly revealing or sexually suggestive.  The midriff, back, chest, or buttocks should not be exposed. Shirts/tops must have a strap over each shoulder and the bottom of shirts/tops must meet or be longer than the top of the pants so that the midriff is not exposed. No halters, tubes or single shoulder strap shirts are allowed
  • No undergarments may be visible when in normal posture (sitting or standing)
  • Clothing that has a derogatory message
  • Clothing that promotes, suggests, or depicts violence
  • Trench coats and dusters
  • Clothing that displays and/or suggests drugs, alcohol, or illegal activity
  • Any item that could be an endangerment or utilized as a weapon (i.e. spikes and chains)
  • Sunglasses may not be worn in the building
  • Hats are to be removed at any staff member’s request
  • Shoes must be worn at all times

In order to maintain the academic focus and promote safety in our school, Chatfield Senior High requests that you comply with the above dress code as well as any regulations from Jefferson County Schools and the State of Colorado.  If a student is in violation of the above rules, they will be asked to abide by any decision made by staff members and/or the administration about questionable items.  Chatfield Senior High appreciates student cooperation in this matter.


It is the right of every student to come to school and feel safe. If you believe that you have been the subject of harassment or intimidation by another student, you must immediately report this to a counselor or administrator.


We encourage students who are missing school for any reason to e-mail instructors, check websites, and/or leave instructors voice messages.  Students are encouraged to take action with their instructors directly when they will be absent from school.  For extenuating circumstances please contact student’s counselor.  Also see Making-Up Work located in Attendance Policy and Procedures.


Plagiarism is to take ideas, writings, etc. from another and pass them off as one’s own. 

The following are examples of plagiarism that teachers often see:

§  Copying all or part of an electronic or print source without quotation marks and proper citation (copying more than five consecutive words from a source is considered to be plagiarism)

§  Copying all or part of another student’s paper

§  Using a translator to produce phrases or sentences in another language

§  Paraphrasing a specific source without proper citation

 First incident

§  Paper receives a zero

§  Student is allowed to redo the assignment for ½ of the credit the rewritten assignment would normally receive

§  Parents are notified

§  The student’s administrator is notified, and he/she catalogues the incident for future reference

Second incident

§  Paper receives a non-negotiable zero

§  Parents are notified

§  Administrator is notified, and catalogues the incident for future reference

§  Administrator will notify the teacher that this is the second incident

 Subsequent incidents

§  Paper receives a non-negotiable zero

§  Student is suspended

§  Administrator will notify the teacher that this is a subsequent incident


·         Posters/signs must be neatly designed and positively reflect the organization and the school

·         Posters/signs must be written clearly with correct spelling and grammar

·         Posters/signs may not include any obscenities or offensive language

·         Posters/signs must be approved by the Activities Director, Ms. Hitchens and be stamped in the lower right hand corner

·         Posters/signs must be removed one day after the activity

·         Mass production of posters and signs is not allowed.  Flyers may not be handed out to students

·         All posters/signs must be related to the curriculum or a school-

sponsored activity

·         No commercial advertising is allowed


The Chatfield Senior High School student shadow policy is as follows:

·         Only students who are shopping for schools will be allowed to attend ½ day of classes with a student at Chatfield.

·     Parents of the student who wishes to shadow must contact the counselor to discuss the potential for setting up a shadow time.  This must be approved by the Administration/Counseling team. 

·         Teachers will be informed of all approved student shadows 24 hours in advance of the day it will occur. 

·         If any student attends a class without proper approval, they will be immediately sent to the office. 

·         Friends and relatives are not allowed to attend classes at CSH unless they are considering enrolling in the school.