- Student & Parent Handbook
- Dress Code & Lands' End
- iPad Requirements
- Morning Drop-off Protocol
- Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention Policy
- Late Work Policy & Homework Philosophy
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, long or short sleeves, fully buttoned and tucked in.
white or navy blue DePaul College Prep polo shirt, clean and tucked in.
- Khaki or docker style pants (chinos) with school logo, traditional classic cut or relaxed – tan pants only.
- Female students may wear khaki DePaul uniform skirts, not more than two inches above the knee.
- All new students must wear the new Lands’ End uniform pants and skirts with the school 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 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 --
- 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.
- 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.
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.
All students are required to have an iPad or iPad Mini that can be updated to iOS version 11 or later, and has at least 32GB of memory.
**It is strongly recommended that a case is purchased as well as either Apple Care or another warranty. For security reasons, please set up “Find my iPad," have a lock screen code, and label the iPad with your name and school email address.**
All students are required to have the following applications (apps) purchased and installed on their iPad before the first day of school/new student orientation in preparation for using them during the school year. In addition, please note the use of VPNs while using DePaul College Prep’s network is a violation of the Acceptable Use Policy included in the Parent/Student Handbook as it poses a risk to the security and integrity of the school’s network.
This is the school’s Learning Management System (LMS), where students and parents access information for all classes. Freshmen and transfer students will receive login information on Packet Pickup Day. All returning students should already have their login information; if you do not, or do not remember, see the Technology Department for assistance.
Google Drive (Free)
All students will be provided with an @depaulprep.org email address. It is expected that this email is used for anything relating to DePaul College Prep. Freshmen and transfer students will receive their login information on Packet Pickup Day. All returning students should already have their login information; if you do not, or do not remember, see the Technology Department for assistance.
Google Drive and all related Google Apps should be setup using this email address.
Google Docs (Free)
The word processor of the Google Suite. Part of Google Drive, but this is a separate download.Google Sheets (Free)
The spreadsheet creator of the Google Suite. Part of Google Drive, but this is a separate download.
Google Slides (Free)
The power-point creator of the Google Suite. Part of Google Drive, but this is a separate download.
Notability ($9.99, prices may vary)
This will be used in all classes for note-taking and the completion of numerous assignments throughout the school year. The app is very versatile allowing for typed or handwritten notes, embedding photos, highlighting within student created notes and downloaded PDFs, and much more.
Pop Scholar (Free)
Pop Scholar is a safe, social network where students can connect with peers, friends, and family to set goals and post their accomplishments at DePaul College Prep in the areas of academics, activities, altruism, art, and athletics. Both students and supporters can earn “Pop Scholar” points to redeem for gift cards in the Pop Scholar Marketplace.
Other apps will be required for specific classes. These apps will be included in the mailing that will be sent out mid-July regarding the purchase of textbooks for the upcoming school year. Additionally, teachers will provide this information on their syllabus or as needed.
To ensure both a safe and efficient morning routine, please review the procedures below. California Avenue and traffic along the street can become hectic and congested with both Chicago Jewish Day School and DePaul Prep parents using the same few blocks for school drop-off. Be mindful of your surroundings, other cars and pedestrians, and students!
- Students enter DePaul Prep through the main door at 3633 N. California Ave.
- Have your child ready to exit when you arrive at the drop-off area on the east side of California Ave.
- Do not park in the drop-off area. If you need to park, please park in our lot on the north side of the building.
- Follow the line of cars in and out of the drop-off lane.
- If approaching from the north, please drop your child at the crosswalk at Addison St.
- Be mindful of bicycles and pedestrians at all times. Our drop-off lane shares space with a designated bike lane.
- Ride-shares must also follow these guidelines.
Parents and students are reminded of the importance of student attendance at all classes during the school day. Students should be on time and prepared to learn every day. If your student is going to be absent or late on a given day, the parent or guardian must notify the school between 7:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on that day. A phone call is required every day of the absence.
Upon returning to school, the student is to bring a note from a parent(s) or legal guardian(s) stating the date, reason for the absence, and best number to reach the parent(s) or legal guardian(s). Chronic tardiness or chronic absenteeism may jeopardize a student's record.
Requests to excuse students for medical appointments during the school day must be verified by medical personnel, in writing, in order to be classified as an excused absence. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary sanctions.
DePaul College Prep does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of race, sex, color, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation or disability that is unrelated to the ability to enjoy the benefits of DePaul College Prep’s, facilities, and services. All persons are encouraged to apply.