Policies / Handbook

School policies are provided in the Community Handbook, a reference guide for parents, students and staff. Community members are asked to read all parts of the document and discuss them with your child(ren) so that you may be fully informed of any/all changes and applicable district policies. 

Policies outlined in the Community Handbook may be accessed via the links below (see table) or by downloading the Community Handbook from the Forms and Files directory (see left hand navigation). Additional policies and resources can also be found on the Forms and Files directory.  

About the Handbook
The Community Handbook is dedicated to the people of Stargate School, our teachers, staff, parents and students, who make our school a place of excellence, dynamic learning and fun. At the request of the Adams 12 Five Start District and for your convenience, we have included district 12 policies in the Community Handbook. Where these policies are inserted within the general content, we have clearly labeled them as such and italicized them. Miscellaneous policies are listed alphabetically at the end of the booklet.


 Community Handbook Section  Information You'll Find  Page(s)
 



  • Mission Statement 
  • Educational philosophy 
  • Unique to our school 
  • Opportunities for parent participation
  • Tests and measurements
  • Special educational program(s)
  • Childcare
  • Student discipline philosophy, strategies and programs
  • Recognition received by Stargate
 



4
 


 Board of Directors
  • Members, structure, responsibilities
  • Meetings
  • What to expect at board meetings
  • How to contact the board
  • When to contact the board
 


5-6
 


  Parental Involvement
  • Ways to contribute to Stargate
  • School fundraisers
  • School governance
  • Parent participation at Stargate
  • Guidelines for volunteering in the classroom
  • Volunteering for field trips
 


6-7
 



  Administrative Information
  • Fees
  • Office hours
  • Change of address/telephone number
  • Transfer/withdrawal
  • Telephone use
  • Visitors to schools
  • Notices/announcements
  • Lost and found
 



7-8
 

  Communications
  • Communication Pathways (for classroom or child-related concerns)
  • Conflict resolution
  • Regular communication
  • Timely response to inquiries
 

9-10
 



  Attendance / Absences
  • District 12 attendance policies
  • Absence
  • Excused absence
  • Unexcused absence
  • Excessive absence
  • Tardiness and early departure
  • Inclement weather
  • Inside day
 



10-12
 


  Arrival and Dismissal Procedures
  • School hours
  • Arrival and departure
  • Late pickup
  • Before and after school care – Eagle’s Landing
  • Transportation/carpooling
  • Release of students
 


13
 






  Health Services
  • Health aide, school nurse, school clinic
  • District 12 health policies
  • Allergies, immunizations and medications at school
  • Emergency health concerns
  • Illness or injury at school
  • Illness outside of school
  • When to keep children home from school
  • Food allergies
  • Head lice
  • Immunizations
  • Medicaid program
  • Administration of medications at school
  • Vision and hearing screenings
  • Nutrition services and student wellness
  • Student and family outreach
  • Suicide prevention
  • Medical exemptions
 






14-18
 








  Student Behavior
  • District 12 Student Code of Conduct policies
  • Stargate behavior expectations
  • Student due process
  • District 12 cell phone and personal electronic device policy 
  • District 12 computer, electronic communications, internet use policy
  • Student drug, alcohol and controlled substance offenses
  • Student tobacco possession and use
  • Student dress code
  • What happens if dress code is violated?
  • Violence, fights and aggressive behavior
  • Gang, secret societies and disruptive groups
  • Student habitually disruptive behavior
  • Weapons
  • Bullying, harassment or threats
  • Off-campus behavior
  • Search and seizure
  • Corporal punishment
  • Physical restraint/seclusion
  • Valuables at school
  • Plagiarism, academic dishonesty or cheating









 18-30
 


  Bring Your Own Device (grades 6-12)
  • Device requirements
  • Device responsibility / liability
  • Digital Citizen Agreement
  • Teacher discretion regarding use in classroom
  • Device backgrounds, screensavers, cases and covers 
  • Policy violations
 


25-26
 




  Internet and Technology Use
  • District 12 policies on cell phones and other personal electronic devices
  • Appropriate technology and Internet use policy
  • Usage policies
  • Web access
  • Email
  • Collaborative content
  • Mobile devices policy
  • Personally-owned devices policy
  • Security
  • Downloads
  • Netiquette
  • Plagiarism
  • Personal safety
  • Cyberbullying
  • Social media policy
  • Examples of acceptable and unacceptable use
  • Limitation of liability
  • Violations of Acceptable Use policy, including plagiarism, academic dishonesty or cheating
 




26-30
 
  ExtraCurricular and Overnights
  • Extracurricular and sports
  • Outdoor education and overnights
 
30
 
  Traffic and Parking
  • Guidelines
  • Violations
 
30
 


  Assessment and Communication of Student Progress
  • Forms of assessment and academic communication
  • Grading policies by grade level
  • Monday folders
  • Student planners
  • Academic remediation
  • Conferences



 30-33
 




  Miscellaneous Adams 12 Five Star District Policies
  • Legal Notifications
  • Notice of non-discrimination
  • Homeless student’s notification
  • Notification of rights under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Colorado Open Records Act (CORA)
  • FERPA notice for directory information
  • Notification of rights under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
  • Asbestos hazard emergency response act
  • Student Health Information 
  • Immunizations, including requirements and exemptions
  • Commonly Requested Information
  • Attaining records
  • Teacher qualification information
  • Translation services
  • Student Code of Conduct, links to district policies
 




33-40
 

  Complaint Notification Information
  • Parent complaint protocol and escalation processes 
  • Contacting the Board President about a parent complaint
  • Communications Pathways
 

41-42

Policies are reviewed prior to the beginning of each school year. Stargate reserves the right to modify, supplement, rescind or revise any provision, benefit or policy from time to time as it deems necessary or appropriate. If you have questions regarding school policy, please do not hesitate to contact our School Executive Director.