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HARLEM INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL (HICS)
SCHOOL'S RULES AND REGULATIONS




[1] Students are required to be in school by 8:00 AM.

[2] Late students will be permitted to enter the school only if escorted by their parents or guardians. And if parents or guardians send a letter explaining their children's lateness and call.

[3] Under no circumstances are illegal drugs of any kind permitted on the school premises. Parents of students who violate this policy will be required to come for their children immediately. Students who are suspected of using drugs are required to take a urine test. Students who use illegal drugs may be subjected to the local law enforcement agency, and may be expelled.

[4] Students will be penalized for disruptive behavior such as cursing, fighting, boisterousness, etc. The following penalties may be applied:
(a) Students will be given a verbal warning for minor incidents (the seriousness of the incident will be determined in a case by case basis).
(b) Internal suspension for a period of time to be determined by the school staff.
(c) Retained during lunch period to do academic work.
(d) Expulsion for LITERAL or FIGURATIVE or METAPHORIC VIOLENT BEHAVIOR.
(e) Exclusion from special events or trips.
(f) External suspension for a period of time to be determined by the school staff.
(g) Required subjection to counseling or therapy.

[5] Students must have written permission from parent(s) to leave the school during lunch period.

[6] Each student is required to behave in a civil manner towards other students, school staff, parents, neighbors, and visitors.

[7] Loitering is forbidden. Students must go to class and not stay in the hallway or restrooms.

[8] All students are required to wear the school's uniform. Male students are to wear a white shirt and navy blue or black pants (no jeans) and a tie during the regular school's year. During the summer they may wear the school's T-shirt and jeans or pants. Female students are to wear a white blouse and navy blue or black skirt just below or touching knee. Girls CANNOT ENTER HICS wearing denim skirts or jeans. During the summer they may wear the school's T-shirt and skirts or shorts. Uniforms may be changed for gym and dance classes. They must change back into their uniforms when these classes end.

[9] A doctor's report is required for any student who is absent for more than two days.

[10] Students will be restrained in violent conflicts and the school staff reserves the right to defend themselves against assault.

[11] Homework must be submitted on time with a parent's signature.

[12] All students (1ST through 11TH grades) must own and bring to school everyday a dictionary (We suggest the American Heritage and a Thesaurus).

[13] Parents of students who come to school without a pencil, notebook, pens, textbooks and any other required study tools will bring these items to school or the student will be send home to get them.

[14] Students are forbidden to eat in the classroom from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, and from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

[15] Chewing gum is forbidden on the school premises.

[16] Parents of students who cause any damage to the school property (such as broken window panes, doors, bathroom fixtures, etc.) are required to pay for repairs.

[17] Boys are required to remove their hats/caps in the school building.

[18] ANYTHING THAT A STUDENT BRING TO SCHOOL OTHER THAN WHAT IS LISTED ON ITEM 12 WILL BE CONFISCATED BY THE SCHOOL STAFF, AND WILL NOT BE GIVEN BACK TO THE STUDENT.

[19] THIS SCHOOL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR STUDENT'S LOST OR STOLEN PROPERTY OR MONEY.

[20] Students must sign their name in the notebook provided and record the time they are given permission to go for water or to the restrooms.

[21] Students are required to attend Bible class and prayer at 8:30 AM each morning.

[22] Parents must complete the health record provided (signed by a doctor) and submit it to HICS no later than the first day the student attends school.

[24] During the school year, male students must keep their shirts tucked in their pants at all times, and wear a belt and, of course, a tie. Young men must be properly dressed before entering the school building: holyday, afterschool, recess, etc.













HARLEM INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY SCHOOL 302 WEST 124th STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10027
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