School Policies


Plagiarism, cheating, or any other form of academic dishonesty will not be tolerated. Below is a list of examples of academic dishonesty. Not every form of academic dishonesty is listed here.

  • Copying someone else’s work from current or previous years
  • Using any aide (such as notes, a calculator, a textbook, cell phone or - unless the teacher allows this)
  • Writing a report or completing classwork / homework for someone else
  • Giving or receiving answers verbally,or through signals, writing, technology (including cell phones or other electronic devices)
  • Possessing an electronic device including a cell phone during an established testing environment without the explicit permission of the teacher
  • Plagiarism – 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)
  • Plagiarism – Copying all or part of another student’s paper
  • Plagiarism –Using a translator to produce phrases or sentences in another language
  • Plagiarism –Paraphrasing a specific source without proper citation

Consequences for any major or minor assignment are as follows:

First incident during high school career

  • Assignment receives a zero
  • Parents and dean are notified

Subsequent incidents

  • Assignment receives a zero
  • Parents and dean are notified
  • Further disciplinary action may be taken

** Distribution of a major assignment will result in a minimum 3-day suspension and non-negotiable zero on assignment.

Consequences for academic dishonesty on final exam is as follows:

  • Final exam receives a non-negotiable zero
  • Parents and dean are notified
  • Further disciplinary action may be taken



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 administratively 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 the 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.


  • 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 


We know what a big decision choosing a high school can be, and we want to help you to pick the school that is right for you. The Shadow Program at Chatfield offers students 8th grade and up the opportunity to visit our campus so they can spend a morning and see what our school is really like. The Shadow Program is for students who are strongly considering attending Chatfield. We do not allow students who would like to follow a friend around for the day but are not considering attending Chatfield to participate in the Shadow Day program.

Shadow Days are strategically scheduled to showcase programs at Chatfield and are limited to 25 students per scheduled Shadow Day. Please make your reservation early and let us know if you must cancel so we can contact students on the waiting list. We require that parents make these reservations since students will miss a half day of school and will need to be excused.

The day begins promptly 7:45 a.m. in the Atrium by the main front doors with an introduction to their morning and tour of the school led by our CSHS Alliance Members. They then spend 3 class periods with their Shadow Mentor getting a "feel" for the school. The Shadow Day ends at 11 a.m. Shadows will meet their parents in the parent loop out front of the school.

Signup for your Shadow Day!

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