The only OFFICIAL store for Dowling Catholic High School supporting all DCHS students!

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Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ’s   

Have a question?  The answer might be right here!

I have no idea what happened to our packet from registration!  Is it possible to get another copy?

Certainly!  Here is a link to the information that was included in your packet on the blue information sheet.

What color/style is the most popular?

Maroon and black seem to be the most popular with white following close behind. More kids wear cotton than performance, but that’s up to you!

How many shirts do I need?

As a DCHS mom for 9 years, I always bought 5 shirts so I didn’t have to do laundry mid-week.  It’s up to you and how often your family does laundry.

Where do we buy pants?

New for 2019/2020, Dowling Catholic is happy to partner with Lands' End as an option for uniform pants.  Lands' End offers regular school pants with free hemming, lifetime guarantee and many options for hard to fit students.  

At this time, ordering through Lands' End is optional.  Pants offered through Lands' End meet and exceed the uniform guidelines set by the Dowling Catholic Administration.

You may also purchase pants from local vendors such as American Eagle, Gap, Old Navy etc.  Please remember no joggers, cargo pants, yoga pants, jeans or sweatpants.  Please refer to the Student Handbook for complete uniform requirements.

Is everything in the store dress code?       

No.  Only the items listed under the School Uniform category are dress code approved.  Spirit gear found in the store can be worn on jeans/spirit days which occur frequently during the school year.   

Do the cotton shirts shrink?

The shirts are a 60/40 cotton blend.  They will shrink a little bit.  They tend to shrink in length more than in width and then only about ¼ inch.

Do I have to order everything now?

No.  After August 24, you can purchase available stock items any day school is in session and order special uniform items during the school year from September – February through our website.  The store places one bulk order for special order items on the 15th of each month.  You will receive an email when your order is ready for pickup; usually during the second week of the following month. 

Example 1 – you order on 9/1, bulk order is placed on 9/15 and is ready for pick up the second week of October. 
Example 2 - you order on 9/16, bulk order is placed on 10/15 and is ready for pick up during the second week of November.

More information will be provided after the school year begins.

What uniform items do you stock in the store?

Cotton short-sleeve polos* for men and women. *Excluding Talls and Youth sizes.
Fleece uniform jackets for men and women

Remember, if you don't order now, you will only be able to buy 2 short sleeve cotton shirts and 1 uniform fleece jacket from available stock* before classes start.  After the ordering period closes on May 17, the soonest you could get more uniform shirts is August 24 and the soonest you could get long sleeve shirts and special uniform items is mid to late October.
*available stock is sold first come, first served.  We cannot guarantee enough stock will be available to fill excessive demand.

Why should I purchase spirit gear from the Campus Store?

You may have noticed that Dowling Catholic spirit gear is not available in any local stores. We hold 5 trademarks with the US Patent and Trademark office to protect our brand and we work with a few licensed vendors to ensure our brand is consistently represented. Every purchase through the Campus Store benefits all students of Dowling Catholic as all proceeds stay here at Dowling Catholic. 

What hours is the store open?

We are open 9 am – 1 pm Monday through Thursday and 9 am - 4pm on Friday, when school is in sessionHours for fall 2021 are still being determined.

I have more questions –

Give us a call or an email!  We are here and happy to help!

[email protected] or 515-222-1012                             

 

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Deb Harrington Derry '89
Campus Store Director
515-222-1015
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