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ICS Policies


If your child is ill and unable to attend school, please telephone the
school on the first day of the illness.

Students who are ill during the school day will be sent to a local clinic for an evaluation before a decision is made as to whether they will be sent home. A parent or designated representative must pick the student up at the earliest possible time. Should a student reach a total of 10 days of unwarranted
absences (unexcused absences) in a school year, that student will be ineligible for promotion to the next grade level or graduation (where applicable).


Additionally, students who accumulate more than 45 days of excused and unexcused absences will be ineligible for promotion to the next grade and/or graduation (where applicable). In extreme cases, the student may be asked to withdraw from ICS with or without the written consent of the parent.

Parents must notify the school any time a student is absent. Any unexcused absence will result in an immediate 0% (Failure) on that day's assignments/quizzes/tests. Additionally, unexcused absences will be factored into the student's final grade henceforward.


ICS values define us as a community of learners, and the honor code supports these values. When we cheat, we break the trust of our parents, teachers, and peers. When we plagiarize, we fail to independently formulate our own analyses, and we miss the opportunity to hone our skills of being effective communicators. Academic integrity is a breakdown of social responsibility, and ICS students can be a good example in today’s globally interconnected world.

Everyone in our community agrees to abide by our honor code, acting with
integrity in all our words and actions.

  • Teachers are responsible for modeling integrity and treating students with fairness and respect.

  • Teachers are also responsible for making the assignment parameters clear, including what amount of collaboration or research is allowed.

  • Students are responsible for avoiding academic misconduct: any behavior which misrepresents your abilities.

  • Academic Misconduct includes the following on any assignment or test.

  • Copying off of others’ tests, or allowing someone to copy from your test.

  • Taking unauthorized notes or electronic devices into a test.

  • Possessing, in any form, a copy of the test before it is given.

  • Passing off someone else’s words or ideas as your own. This includes copying from the internet, a friend, or anyone else (plagiarism).

  • Allowing someone else to copy your work, or doing someone else’s homework for them.

However, there are many more ways to be dishonest than the ones listed above.

In signing the honor code, you are agreeing not just to a specific list of rules, but to the general principle that you will accurately communicate your knowledge and abilities to your teachers. In this way, your teachers can effectively do their job of helping you to learn.

Homework may include expectations that you will use outside sources for
research or that you will collaborate with a classmate. We realize that there are often gray areas when you are unsure what conduct is allowed. Because of this, whenever possible, err on the side of caution: over-cite your sources rather than under-cite them. Cite even when you summarize or paraphrase someone else’s ideas. Ask your teacher to clarify exactly what kind of collaboration is acceptable for a given piece of work before beginning it.


The Academic Integrity policy serves to develop honest, creative independent learners capable of taking existing knowledge and evaluating, extrapolating and synthesizing it. Cheating/plagiarism is defined as the deliberate misuse of material, information, answers, solutions, and/or other
student’ s work with the intent to represent the work as one’s own individual efforts. Examples of this include plagiarizing, cheating on a test/exam, claiming the work of a tutor, parent, sibling or another student as one’s own,
altering grades, using or having a device on your person during an exam or test, using a notesheet on a test, or any other behavior that is determined to be Academic Integrity violation.

Students who allow their work to be used by other students or who otherwise aid others in academic dishonesty are also in violation of academic integrity. is used to verify the originality of student work. Students who are found in violation of the Academic Integrity Policy may face a range of consequences which include, but are not limited to, receiving a 0% on the
assignment/test, being assigned detention, and, possibly, expulsion.


Our school does not tolerate or ignore bullying in any form. It is behavior that makes the person being bullied feel afraid or uncomfortable. There are many ways that students bully each other Some of these include:

  • Punching, shoving, and other acts that hurt people physically

  • Spreading rumors or gossip about people

  • Excluding certain people out of a group

  • Teasing people in a hurtful way

  • Getting friends to “gang up” on others

The five most common types of bullying are:

1. Verbal Bullying - name-calling, sarcasm, teasing, spreading rumors,
threatening, making negative references to one’s culture, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation, unwanted sexual comments

2. Relational Bullying – Relational bullying or aggression encompasses
behaviors that harm others by damaging, threatening to damage or manipulating one’s relationships with his/her peers, or by injuring one’s feelings of social acceptance. For example:

  • Purposefully ignoring someone when angry (giving the “silent treatment”)

  • Spreading rumors about a disliked classmate

  • Telling others not to play with a certain classmate as a means of retaliation

3. Physical Bullying - hitting, poking, pinching, chasing, shoving, coercing,
destroying or stealing belongings, or unwanted sexual touching

4. Cyber Bullying - using the Internet or text messaging to intimidate, put-down, spread rumors or make fun of someone

5. Cultural Bullying - using Korean Language as a tool to isolate non-Korean

6. "Sunbae"-style Bullying - assuming one's social status is higher because of age. ICS empathetically rejects this social-heirarchy and encourages collaboration and communication among students of all ages.

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