Policies / Handbook

This page has links for various board, district and school policies as well as the Stargate Community Handbook.

Governing Documents & Board Policies

NonDiscrimination Equal Opportunity Policy 

Stargate School (the “School”) is committed to providing a safe learning and work environment where all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect. The School is subject to all federal and state laws and constitutional provisions prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, ancestry or need for special education services. Accordingly, no otherwise qualified student, employee, applicant for employment or member of the public shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any school program or activity on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, (which includes marital status), sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age and genetic information is also prohibited in accordance with state and federal law. This policy shall be used to address all concerns regarding unlawful discrimination and harassment, and any related retaliation for having engaged in activity protected by the civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination, including harassment. The reporting form and entire policy can be found on the Forms and Files page. The entire policy can also be found HERE 

Anyone who believes a student, parent, guardian, or employee has been discriminated against on the basis of race, sex, disability, or age may file a complaint/report with the school.

Community 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 student 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 Community 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 linked the Adams12 policy.
 Community Handbook Section  Information You'll Find  Page(s)

  • Welcome Letter
  • Mission Statement 
  • Educational philosophy 
  • Unique to our school 
  • Opportunities for parent participation
  • Tests and measurements
  • Special educational program(s)
  • 504 Coordinator
  • Childcare
  • Student discipline philosophy, strategies and programs 

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  • Members, structure, responsibilities
  • Meetings
  • What to expect at board meetings


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


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


  • Communication Pathways (for classroom or student-related concerns)
  • Complaint Process
  • Regular communication
  • Timely response to inquiries


  • District 12 attendance policies
  • Absence Reporting
  • Tardiness and early departure
  • Inclement weather
  • Inside day



  • School hours
  • Arrival and departure
  • Late pickup
  • Before and after school care – Eagle’s Landing
  • Transportation/carpooling
  • Release of students
  • High School Off Campus Privilege Guidelines


  • Health Aide, Consulting RN, school clinic
  • District 12 health policies
  • Administration of medications at school
  • Food allergies
  • Immunizations
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Illness or injury 
  • Contagious Disease
  • When to keep children home from school
  • Head lice
  • Vision and hearing screenings
  • Suicide prevention



  • 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
  • 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
  • Plagiarism, academic dishonesty or cheating


  • Device requirements
  • Valuables at school
  • Appropriate Technology and Internet Use Policy

   ExtraCurricular and Overnights
  • Extracurricular Activities and sports
  • Outdoor education and overnights
  • Guidelines
  • Drop-off/Pick-up and Parking
  • High School Student Parking Permit Guidelines

  • Forms of assessment and academic communication
  • Grading policies by grade level
  • Monday folders
  • Student planners
  • High School Academic Planning Guide
  • Google Classroom
  • Academic remediation
  • Conferences


  • Individual Rights and Responsibilities
  • Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity Policy
  • Stargate Discrimination Reporting Form
  • Adams12 Legal Notifications
  • 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
  • Student Sex Offenders
  • Notification of rights under the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
  • Student Pick-Up Authorization
  • Media/Publicity/Internet Publishing Waiver
  • Student Records Access
  • Military Recruiters
  • Asbestos hazard emergency response act


  • Complete handbook, revised and approved 10/17/18


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.