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Class of 2023

We look forward to welcoming the Class of 2023 to DePaul College Prep this fall! Below is important information for our incoming students and parents as you become more familiar with DePaul College Prep.

Back-to-School Checklist

Have you...?
  1.   Created your FACTS account?
    •   MUST COMPLETE BY 6/14/19. Tuition payments begin in July 2019.
       
  2.   Completed your application for Morning Bus Transportation, if applicable?
    •   Morning Transportation apps are due by July 31, 2019.
       
  3.   Purchased all necessary uniform pieces?
  4.   Set up your iPad with all necessary apps?
  5.   Purchased all your Textbooks - both eTexts and hard copies?
    •   Fall class schedules will be sent via email in mid-July. Students will need to reference the course numbers on their schedule in order to purchase the correct textbooks for their classes.
       
  6.   Completed your Student Health Forms?
  7.   Completed your summer reading requirement?
  8.   Signed up for My MealTime with your ID number?
    •   ID numbers will be provided with student schedules via email in mid-July. Once these schedules are sent out and ID numbers have been received, students may register and add funds to their My MealTime account.
       
  9.   Reviewed the Parent/Student Directory & Media Consent?
  10.   Marked your calendar for Freshman Orientation & the first day of school?

If you're playing a Fall Sport...
  • Attended your sport's summer camp?
  • Registered on 8-to-18?
  • Completed your IHSA Health Form?

Register for your FACTS Account

All students MUST have their parents or guardians register for a FACTS account with the office of Tuition and Financial Aid. Visit the Tuition page for more information.

TUITION PAYMENTS BEGIN JULY 1, 2019.

Please contact Paula Ryan, Tuition and Financial Aid Manager, with any questions or concerns.
pryan@depaulprep.org
773.423.5040

Morning Transportation & CTA/Ventra

Visit the Dean's Office page to fill out the Morning Transportation Request Form and get more information on Student Ventra Cards.

Dress Code & Lands' End Uniforms

All DePaul College Prep uniforms must be purchased from Lands' End.

Lands' End Preferred School Number for DePaul Prep: 900137191

info: how to order uniforms from lands' end
The DePaul Prep Dress Code Policy is as follows:
  • All students will visibly display around their necks their school issued DePaul College Prep ID card on a school issued lanyard at all times.
  • White button-down dress shirt with DePaul Prep embroidered logo, long or short sleeves, fully buttoned and tucked in.
    -OR-
    white or navy blue polo shirt with DePaul Prep embroidered logo, clean and tucked in.
  • Khaki or docker style pants (chinos) with DePaul Prep logo, traditional classic cut or relaxed – tan pants only.
  • Female students may wear khaki uniform skirts with DePaul Prep logo, not more than two inches above the knee.
  • All new students must wear the new Lands’ End uniform pants and skirts with the DePaul Prep logo.
  • A belt must be worn at all times, the waist of the pants must be above the waist line and pants must extend to the ankles.
  • Socks must be worn at all times in school.
  • Black or brown dress shoes or boots are the only footwear allowed to be worn during the school day.
  • Students are welcome/encouraged to wear blazers, sport coats, and ties, all with embroidered DePaul Prep logo, with their button down shirts.
  • Navy DePaul College Prep V-neck, crew neck, quarter zip, or cardigan sweaters are the only acceptable outerwear allowed to be worn in school. All outerwear must be official DePaul College Prep apparel.
  • Hair must be neat, clean, and combed or brushed.
  • All uniforms must be purchased from approved DePaul College Prep vendors or school store.
THE FOLLOWING ARE UNACCEPTABLE DRESS AND PROHIBITED FROM BEING WORN IN SCHOOL --
NO:
  • Piercings (young ladies may wear a maximum of one earring per ear)
  • Hats or headbands
  • Headgear – including headphones, headsets, earphones, or earbuds. Ear buds are not permitted and must be left in a student's locker.
  • Sunglasses
  • Visible Tattoos
  • Visible chains, medals, medallions
  • Hooded sweatshirts
  • Skirts that are too tight or too short; may not be rolled
  • Yoga or form fitting pants, no elastic or tight-fitting cuffs on the ankle
  • Unofficial or unapproved DePaul College Prep outerwear or shirts
  • Extreme hairstyles i.e. mohawks, fauxhawks, lines, designs, arrows, mullets, braids, cornrows, blowouts, undercuts, excessively long hair or ponytails on male students etc.
  • Facial hair of any sort including long sideburns
  • Gym shoes or unapproved boots (combat, cowboy, high heel, etc.)
  • Polo shirts in any color other than navy blue or white - grey or orange polo shirts are out of uniform.
OUT OF UNIFORM/SPIRIT DAYS
  • Uniform shoes, socks, pants and belt must be worn on spirit days.
  • Students who are members of a school sponsored team are allowed to wear their game jerseys or shirt approved by the Athletic Director with their uniform pants and shoes on game days only.
  • All team members must wear the same style jersey or shirt.
  • Shirts displaying the names or logos of other high schools are prohibited on any occasion.
  • Appropriate dress is expected at all school sponsored functions including those that take place off campus. No student will be admitted to school functions in immodest or inappropriate style of dress.

Based on the belief that school is a place of business where students are learning spiritual, academic, and social skills, the expectation is that students will show up for school dressed per the dress code and stay in dress code until 3:15pm, unless you are changing for a school sponsored activity.

*Decisions on dress code matters are at the sole discretion of the Dean of Students.

Students who violate this policy may be refused admission to class or asked to call home for the uniform item to be delivered to school. Our dress requirements have been established so that students become accustomed to a norm of neatness and modesty that will be expected of them as an adult and so that they experience a sense of belonging and pride in DePaul College Prep.

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

Students are expected to dress appropriately and in a manner that reflects the values of the school at sporting and all extra-curricular activities. An immodest or inappropriate style of dress will result in the student not being allowed to participate. No earrings for males are allowed at any event and no hats are allowed during inside events.

Student iPads & Textbooks

Review the Student iPads & Textbooks page to review iPad requirements, necessary apps, and how to purchase textbooks for the 2019-20 school year.

Student Health Forms

Visit our Student Health page to download and complete all necessary Student Health forms. All forms are due to the Nurse's office when school begins.

Summer Required Reading

Find all summer reading requirements here. Course work will be assigned during the first week of school.

My MealTime

Students need to reference their school ID number to set up their My MealTime account. ID numbers will be sent with fall schedules via email in mid-July.

Visit our Cafeteria & Food Services page to set up a My MealTime account online and learn about Quest Food Management.

Review the Parent/Student Directory & Media Consent

Review the Parent/Student Directory and Media Consent here before the first day of school.

Orientation FAQs

When is it and who should attend?

  • Orientation is Monday, August 19, from 8 AM to 3 PM, and Tuesday, August 20, from 8 AM to 12 PM.
  • All Freshmen and New Transfers are required to attend both Monday and Tuesday.
  • The Parent Orientation meeting is Monday morning, August 19, from 8 - 9:30 AM.

What time should I arrive on campus?

  • Check-in for both days will begin at 7:30 AM and our session will start at 8 AM promptly.

What should I wear?

  • All students should wear the DePaul College Prep uniform (see our website for uniform guidelines).

What should I bring?

  • All students should bring their iPad and a writing utensil.
  • On August 19, students should either bring lunch from home or be prepared to purchase lunch
  • Something to place your cell phone in so it is not visible throughout the day (small purse, a backpack, a pocket).
  • A readiness to participate and meet new friends, faculty and staff!

Where should I enter the building?

  • Parents and students may enter the main doors located on California Ave, just north of Addison.

Will food be served?

  • Monday, August 19, students may purchase a box lunch for $5 or may bring their own lunch. Beverages will also be available for purchase.
  • Tuesday, August 20, a mid-morning snack will be served to students.
  • Students with specific allergies may want to consider bringing a lunch from home.

Fall Athletics Requirements

If you will be playing a sport in any season this upcoming year, you must register on 8to18 and complete an IHSA Physical form. Find all details here on the Athletics homepage.

Class of 2023
Fall 2019 Key Dates

IHSA Fall Sports Start Date
Monday, August 12

Freshman/New Student Orientation
New Students, Transfer Students, & Parents

Monday, August 19
8 AM - 3 PM*
*Parents will only meet in the morning, going no later than 9:30 AM.

Freshman/New Student Orientation
Students only
Tuesday, August 20
8 AM - 12 PM

First Day of School for All Grades
Wednesday, August 21

view orientation agenda

view the school calendar