Incoming Student Uniform Information

 

Uniform orders for INCOMING STUDENTS cannot be placed through our website.
There are no exceptions to this rule.

 


Welcome to Dowling Catholic High School!


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

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Incoming students for fall 2019 will order

APRIL 1, 2019

THROUGH

MAY 10, 2019

No orders will be accepted before April 1 or after May 10 

All DCHS students are required to wear the uniform polo during all school days with the exception of 'jeans days' or dress up days.  The uniform fleece may be worn over, but not in place of, the uniform polo.

Please refer to the Student Handbook for complete dress code information.

 

STEP 1

TRY ON


 

While our uniform tops run true to size, we HIGHLY recommend your student try on the shirts before ordering.  Stop in the Campus Store during our open hours OR during one of the special try-on times.

Campus Store Daily Hours*

Additional Times for Placing Uniform Orders

Monday–Thursday

Friday                       

*when school is in session

9 am – 1 pm

9 am – 4 pm

Wednesday, May 1

Wednesday, May 8

Saturday, May 4

4 pm – 7 pm

4 pm – 7 pm

9 am – 2 pm

If you are not able to bring your student in during one of the above times, please bring a polo that fits your student so we can compare and order the correct size.

 

UNIFORM ITEMS CANNOT BE RETURNED - NO EXCEPTIONS. 
EXCHANGES ARE LIMITED - NO EXCHANGES OF SPECIAL ORDER ITEMS

 

STEP 2

ORDERING

 

Ways to order:

1.  Bring your order, with payment into the Campus Store

2.  Mail in your order form & payment:

   Dowling Catholic High School
   Attn : Campus Store
   1400 Buffalo Rd
   West Des Moines, IA 50265

3.  Drop your order form and payment in the business office during open hour

M - Th 7:30 - 4pm
Fri 7:30 - 3:30

 

The Campus Store accepts cash, check, Visa, MasterCard and Discover

ORDER FORM

NEW STUDENT UNIFORM ORDER FORM

Click on the link above to print an order form.  One was included with your packet from registration as well.

 

Uniform orders cannot be taken over the phone, through email or through our website.  There are no exceptions to this rule  

 

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.  Additional items may be purchased from stock beginning August 26, 2019.

The Campus Store will close for the summer on Friday, May 17, 2019 and will reopen on Monday, August 12, 2019.  Uniform pickup will begin on August 12; times and locations will be communicated later in the summer.

 

STEP 3

PICKUP


Orders placed on or before May 10, 2019, will be available for pickup beginning Monday, August 12, 2019*

More information will be communicated later in the summer, but for planning purposes, tentatively pickup will begin on August 12, 2019 at 9am and will be available from 9am – 1pm 8/12 – 8/16.  Pickup will also be available from 4-7pm on 8/13 & 8/15. 
*These dates and times are subject to change. 

 

HINT:  From past experience, the evening hours for pickup are the busiest.

 


NEW STUDENT 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!

 

 


Campus Store Stock Uniform Items
 – these items are available in the store during the school year

 

 

Uniform Cotton Polo Shirt - SHORT SLEEVE

Polo style cotton blend with the Dowling Catholic Crest

Men's Sizes



Small - 3XL
Price S-XL  
2XL & 3XL  
$21
$23
Women's Sizes
Small - 2XL Price S-XL 
2XL    
$21
$23
Colors Maroon, Black, White, Gray

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Uniform Fleece Jacket

Long-sleeve fleece jacket with the Dowling Catholic Crest

Men's Fleece Jacket XSmall - 3XL Price XS - XL 
2XL & 3XL 
$40
$42
Women's Fleece Jacket XSmall - 3XL Price XS - XL  
2XL & 3XL 
$40
$42
Colors Black or Gray
 

UNIFORM ITEMS CANNOT BE RETURNED - NO EXCEPTIONS. 
EXCHANGES ARE LIMITED - NO EXCHANGES OF SPECIAL ORDER ITEMS.


Special Order Items
 – these items are not stocked in the store

During the school year, special order items are ordered on the 15th of every month, September – February, and deliver to your student in class during the second week of the following month.  Example – you order on 9/1, bulk order is placed on 9/15 and delivers to your student during the second week of October. 

Uniform Cotton Polo Shirt - LONG SLEEVE

Polo style cotton blend shirt with the Dowling Catholic crest

Men’s sizes

Small – 3XL Price

S – XL
2XL & 3XL

$27
$28

Women’s sizes

Small – 2XL Price S – XL
2XL               
$27
$28

Colors

Maroon, Black, White or Gray

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Men’s TALL Uniform Cotton Polo Shirts

Polo style cotton blend shirt with the Dowling Catholic crest. Short Sleeve ONLY

Men’s sizes

LT – 3XLT
smaller sizes not available
Price

S – XL
2XL & 3XL

$27
$28

Colors

Black, Gray, Maroon or White

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Youth Uniform Cotton Polo Shirts

Polo style cotton blend shirt with the Dowling Catholic crest

Short Sleeve 

Youth L – XL Price $21

Long Sleeve

Youth L – XL Price $27

Colors

Short Sleeve Black, Maroon or White
Long Sleeve Maroon or White

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Youth Uniform Fleece Jacket

Long-sleeve fleece jacket with the Dowling Catholic crest

Youth sizes

Youth M - XL

Price

$40

Colors

Black or Gray

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Performance Polo Uniform Shirts 

Polo style moisture wicking shirt with the Dowling Catholic crest
100% polyester with a microfiber feel

Short Sleeve Men’s sizes

S – 5XL

Price

S - XL
2XL - 5XL

$26
$30

Long Sleeve Men's sizes

S – 5XL

Price

S - XL
2XL - 5XL

$31
$35

Short Sleeve Women's Sizes

S - 3XL

Price

S - XL
2XL - 3XL

$26
$30

Long Sleeve Women's Sizes

S - 3XL

Price

S - XL
2XL - 3XL

$31

$35

Colors

Short Sleeve & Long Sleeve

Black, Maroon or White


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Uniform V-Neck Sweater

Unisex Polyester blend V-Neck sweater with the Dowling Catholic crest

Unisex sizing

S – XL Price $40

Colors

Black or Maroon

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Women’s Cardigan Sweater

Cotton/Poly sweater with the Dowling Catholic crest

Women’s sizes

XS – 3XL

Price

$55

Colors

Black or Gray

For best results, please lay flat to dry

UNIFORM ITEMS CANNOT BE RETURNED - NO EXCEPTIONS. 
EXCHANGES ARE LIMITED - NO EXCHANGES OF SPECIAL ORDER ITEMS

 


As an incoming student, this is the only time you will be able to pre-order before school starts.  If you do not order before the May 10 deadline, you'll be limited to purchasing 2 short sleeve cotton shirts and 1 fleece from stock when the store opens in mid-August and you won't be able to purchase more until after August 25, 2019.

The first special order will go in on September 15; if you don't order long sleeve shirts for your student now, the earliest we could get them to you is the second week of October.  Last year our manufacturer experienced backorders of some of our most popular shirts which meant some students didn't receive the long sleeve shirts they ordered in September until December. 

Pre-ordering is highly recommended.


FAQ’s

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?

American Eagle, Hollister, Old Navy, Gap – all are popular places to find uniform pants.  SHOP EARLY, especially if your student is hard to fit.
It’s common for local merchants to run out of khaki, gray, navy or black pants as we get closer to the start of the school year.

 

Is everything in the store dress code?       

No.  Only the items listed on the Uniform Order Form 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 cotton blend.  They will shrink a little bit.  They tend to shrink in length more than in width and then only about ¼ inch.

 

Why do I have to come in to order/why can’t I order online? 

Because most of our uniform items are ‘special order’ we cannot offer any returns or exchanges on those items.  Each special order item is decorated after it is ordered and our vendor won’t take any decorated items back.  The in-stock cotton short-sleeve shirts and uniform fleece can be exchanged for a different size, but there are no refunds on ANY uniform items.  We have to hold true to this policy, so it’s in your best interest to try on before purchasing.

 

Do I have to order everything now?

No.  You can purchase in-stock items any day school is in session and order special order items during the school year from September – February through our website.  The store places one bulk order on the 15th of each month.  Your order will be delivered to your student during seminar during the second week of the following month. 

Example 1 – you order on 9/1, bulk order is placed on 9/15 and delivers to your student during the second week of October. 
Example 2 - you order on 9/16, bulk order is placed on 10/15 and delivers to your student 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
Micro-fleece jackets for men and women


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 the students of Dowling Catholic as our 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 session. 

 

I have more questions –

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

campusstore@dowlingcatholic.org or 515-222-1012                             

 

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Deb Derry
Campus Store Director
515-222-1012

campusstore@dowlingcatholic.org
www.dchscampusstore.com