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Fall 2021 Uniform Information

 

Uniform ordering opens April 1, 2021 and closes May 17, 2021

 

Our uniform shirts are pretty true to size but if you are unsure or have a student who is hard to fit, please make an appointment below for a 1:1 try-on session.  

Due to COVID-19, uniform try-on will be offered by appointment only.  Appointments times are limited and filling fast.

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Appointments are held MWF between 3:30 - 5:15 now through May 14.  

 
 


 

Welcome to Dowling Catholic High School!

 Here is your step by step guide to ordering uniforms for your incoming OR returning student

 

STEP 1 - MEASURE YOUR STUDENT

While our uniform shirts run true to size, we HIGHLY recommend you measure your student before ordering. Also keep in mind that the cotton shirts are a 60% Cotton/40% Poly blend and will shrink a little when dried.

How To Measure:

Neck- Measure around the neck, just below the larynx.

Chest/Bust - Measure under the arms and around the fullest part of the chest.

Sleeve - Measure from the center of the back at the base of the neck across the shoulder and down to the wrist.

MENS SIZE CHART

These charts represent body measurements, not garment measurements. This chart is a guide only. 

SIZE           NECK          CHEST         SLEEVE
S              14"-14.5"       34"-36"      32.5"-33"
M             15"-15.5"       38"-40"      33.5"-34"
L              16"-16.5"       42"-44"      34.5"-35"
XL            17"-17.5"       46"-48"      35.5"-36"
2XL          18"-18.5"       50"-52"      36.5"-37"
3XL          19"-19.5"       54"-56"      37.5"-38"
 

Are you concerned the size small might be too big for your male student?  I'll let you in on a secret...the only difference between the COTTON men's and the women's shirts is the direction of the button placket.  MANY men order the women's cotton shirts because they JUST FIT BETTER and no one can tell the difference.  If your son is between a youth XL and a men's S, order the women's cotton medium for a better fit. **the tag does say ladies, most moms cut the tag after they are sure the shirts fit as the shirts can't be exchanged after the tag has been cut.**

This tip does NOT apply to the Performance (dry fit) polos as the women's is cut much different than the men's.

 

WOMENS SIZE CHART

These charts represent body measurements, not garment measurements. This chart is a guide only.
 
SIZE                 BUST          SLEEVE          BOTTOM
S (4-6)            32"-33"          31.5"            33"-34"
M (8-10)          34"-35"          32"              35"-36"
L (12-14)         36"-38"          32.5"            37"-39"
XL (16-18)       40"-42"          33"               41"-43"
2XL (20-22)     44"-46"          33.5"            45"-47"
 
Classic Fit Standard silhouette straight down the body and standard length
 

YOUTH SIZE GUIDE

M (10-12)            L (14-16)           XL (18-20) 
 
The youth shirts tend to be BOXY and short in the torso.  If your student has a long torso, I'd steer you away from the youth shirts.  See the note above about ordering women's shirts for male students.  For female students, some have had their shirts tailored to fit better. Totally optional and up to you.

Hickman Tailors - 515-271-5256 have altered uniform shirts for many DCHS families.

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STEP 2 - ORDER

ORDERING OPENS ON APRIL 1, 2021 AND CLOSES MAY 17, 2021

Order through our website and choose to have your order shipped to your home OR you can pickup your order in August.
 

Please take a moment to read our return and exchange policy as UNIFORM ITEMS CANNOT BE RETURNED AND EXCHANGES ARE LIMITED

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STEP 3: SHIPPING OR PICKUP

FOR SHIPPING:  Orders placed on or before May 17, 2021, will begin shipping on July 1, 2021 in the order received.

FOR PICKUP:  Orders placed on or before May 17, 2021, will be available for pickup beginning Thursday, August 12, 2021*

More information will be communicated later in the summer, but for planning purposes, pickup will begin on August 12, 2021 at the times listed below.    
*These dates and times are subject to change. 

Thursday, 8/12
9am - 3pm
Friday, 8/13
9am - 3pm
Monday, 8/16
1pm - 6pm
Tuesday, 8/17
1pm - 6pm 
Wednesday, 8/18
9am - 3pm

IMPORTANT!

Students who miss the uniform order deadline will be limited to purchasing two cotton short-sleeve uniform shirts and one uniform fleece in the Campus Store prior to the start of the school year, while supplies last.  We cannot guarantee enough stock will be on hand to meet excessive demand.  Additional items may be purchased from available stock beginning August 24, 2021.

The Campus Store will close for the summer on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 and will reopen on Thursday, August 12, 2021.  Uniform pickup will begin on August 12; times and locations will be communicated later in the summer

PICK UP ADVANTAGE!! 

You will have access to all of the NEW spirit gear before the rest of the community when you shop while picking up your uniforms!

 

PLACE YOUR UNIFORM ORDER
OPENS APRIL 1, 2021

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Below is the information that was included in your Registration Packet

 

All Dowling Catholic students are required to wear the designated dress code bottoms and uniform tops.  All uniform tops – polos, long-sleeved polos, fleece, cardigans and v-neck sweaters - are purchased through the Dowling Catholic Campus Store. A complete description of the dress code and uniform is printed on the back of this form.

INCOMING STUDENTS - uniform orders will be accepted April 1 – May 17, 2021 through the Campus Store.  Orders cannot be placed before April 1 or after May 17; please add these dates to your calendar now. All uniforms ordered before the deadline will be available for pickup beginning August 16, 2021.  You may choose to have your order shipped to your home for an additional charge.  Select shipping instead of store pickup during check out.

For your convenience, appointments for trying on uniform shirts will be offered beginning March 1, 2021 through May 14, 2021.  Due to Covid-19 protocols set forth by Dowling Catholic, uniform try-on can only happen by appointment – no walk- ins will be allowed. 

Please look over the measurements online BEFORE making an appointment; it is anticipated that not all who want an appointment will get one due to time available.

Please visit our appointment portal to schedule your appointment - https://dowlingcatholiccampusstore.setmore.com/uniform 

Samples will be available for try-on over top of another shirt; the shirts fit true to size but if in question, we recommend bringing your student or a polo that fits your student to your scheduled appointment.

Guidelines for Placing Uniform Orders:                                  
  • No orders can be accepted before April 1, 2021
  • No orders can be accepted after May 17, 2021
  • Uniforms cannot be ordered in-store.
  • Uniform items cannot be returned; no exceptions

Guidelines for Placing Special Orders:

If you do not order uniforms now, we cannot guarantee the store will have uniforms in stock for purchase in August.  Everyone will be limited to purchasing two uniform polo shirts and one fleece from the Campus Store prior to the start of the school year, while supplies last.  The Campus Store will close for the summer on Friday, May 21 and reopen Thursday, August 12, 2021. Online ordering of spirit wear is available 365 days/year through our website, dchscampusstore.com

 

Deb (Harrington) Derry ‘89
Campus Store Director
515-222-1012
[email protected]

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THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE STOCKED IN THE STORE DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR:

Uniform Cotton Blend Polo Shirts: Polo style cotton blend shirt with the Dowling Catholic Crest
 
Men’s sizes – S – 3XL, tall by special order only  
Women’s sizes – S – 2XL; 3XL by special order only
  • Short-Sleeve Colors – Black, Gray, Maroon or White  Price $21
Uniform Fleece: Long-sleeve fleece jacket with the Dowling Catholic Crest
 
Men’s sizes – S – 2XL; 3XL by special order only
Women’s sizes – S – 2XL; 3XL by special order only

SPECIAL ORDER ITEMS NOT STOCKED IN THE STORE. THEY MUST BE ORDERED, NO MATTER THE TIME OF YEAR:

Long-Sleeved Cotton Blend Polo Shirts, Tall sizes, Youth sizes:
  • Long-Sleeve Cotton Colors – Black, Gray, Maroon or White  Price $27
  • Tall Short-Sleeve Colors – Black, Gray, Maroon or White Price $27
  • Youth Short-Sleeve Colors – Black, Maroon or White Price $21
  • Youth Long-Sleeve Colors – Maroon or White Price $27
  • Youth full-zip jacket in Black or Gray Price $40
Performance Polo Shirts: Polo style moisture wicking shirt with the Dowling Catholic Crest
Men’s sizes – S – 2XL, special order only 
Women’s sizes – S – 2XL; special order only
  • Short-Sleeve Colors – Black, Maroon or White Price $26 (Extended Sizes 3-5X - $32)
  • Long-Sleeve Colors – Black, Maroon or White Price $35 (Extended Sizes 3-5X - $37)
Uniform Sweater: Polyester Blend V-Neck Sweater with the Dowling Catholic Crest       
Unisex sizing – S - XL
  • Unisex V-Neck long-sleeve sweater in Black or Maroon Price $40
Women’s Cardigan Sweater:  Cotton/Poly sweater with the Dowling Catholic Crest        
Women’s sizes – XS – 3XL, special order only
NEW!!  Unisex Uniform Crewneck Sweatshirt:  Cotton/Poly sweatshirt with the Dowling Catholic Crest
Unisex sizes - XS - 4XL, special order only

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Dress Code Pants: Not available at the Dowling Catholic Campus Store; we do have a partnership with Lands’ End.  Please use school code 900117300 if you choose to order pants from Lands’ End.  You can purchase pants through local retailers as long as they meet the guidelines below.
Dress Code Shoes: Students can wear either tennis shoes or dress shoes. Shoes are to be clean, neat and well kept.Boys must wear socks. Shoes must have a back. No Crocs, flip-flops, boots, or slippers unless permission has been granted from the Dean’s office. No heels over 2 inches or open-toed shoes may be worn. NO OTHER FOOTWEAR IS ACCEPTABLE.
 
Miscellaneous:
  • PE Uniforms: Students enrolled in PE courses, excluding yoga and weight lifting courses, will need to purchase the PE uniform from the Campus Store AFTER SCHOOL STARTS. The cost is $25.
  • Non-school related buttons or stickers may not be worn during the school day.
  • No hats, scarves, gloves, bandanas or head coverings.
  • Coats, jackets, sweatshirts, or other apparel designed for outdoor wear cannot be worn during the school day.
  • No body piercing allowed, but girls can have their ears pierced. Boys are not allowed to wear earrings.
  • All hairstyles must have a conventional color/cut. Boys are to be clean-shaven with hair off the collar, above the eyebrow, and no sideburns below the ear and nothing can be worn to tie up or cover hair in any way.
  • Students should be in their uniform from the time school starts to the time school is dismissed.
  • For all other rules please refer to the student handbook. Email [email protected] for the most current copy.
DRESS CODE MODIFICATIONS: THE ADMINISTRATION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS TO THE DRESS CODE AFTER PROVIDING COMMUNICATION OF THOSE MODIFICATIONS AT ANY TIME THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR.