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Forms for the School Year

Parents and Guardians,

In order to help you more readily access forms required for the beginning of the school year, the following forms are available for you to download and complete:

School Supply Lists

Parent Information


DECA Middle Information

DECA Middle Student Code Of Conduct

DECA Middle School Calendar

DECA Middle Supply List

DECA PREP and MIDDLE Chromebook Information

1 to 1 chromebook program

1 to 1 program agreement form

CB informational video

Student Acceptable Use Policy

EMail account Parental Permission


DECA PREP Cafeteria Information

DECA PREP's Cafeteria will be supported by W.G. Grinders.  If you still need to complete a lunch form, click HERE.

Cafeteria Information

Breakfast Information

Summer Food Service Program


Kroger Community Rewards Program

  • If you already have a Kroger Rewards Card, it's an easy way to give to DECA PREP!
  • There is no cost to you or loss of your money or Kroger fuel points.
  • Kroger donates 5% of your quarterly total savings to DECA PREP.
  • Sign-up here:



NCLB "Highly Qualified Teacher"

Parents certainly have a right to know who is teaching their child. On occasion, we have been asked about the professional qualifications of our teachers, such as: “Where did our teachers go to college?”   “What were their majors?” or “Which graduate programs or special training have they completed?”

If you have questions like these, we have the answers. According to federal legislation – NCLB (No Child Left Behind), all schools are required to provide information on teacher qualifications to parents who ask. At DECA PREP, we work hard to recruit and hire the strongest teachers available. For example, nearly 100% meet or exceed the federal standards of being “highly qualified.” Also, many of our teachers continue each year to attend seminars, workshops and graduate classes to strengthen their teaching skills. We are proud of our teaching staff and we’ll gladly provide answers about their qualifications, training and educational background whenever asked.

Please click here to view the "Parent's Right to Know about Teacher Qualifications" document.


Safety and Security

Please click here to review our Safety and Security Policy.

Please click here to review our Anti-Harrassment Policy.

Please click here to review our Bullying and Other Forms of Aggressive Behavior Policy. 

Emergency Procedures

Fire, tornado and safety drills are conducted in accordance with state regulations. If there is an early dismissal that is weather, power outage, or fire related, parents will be notified by the one call system. It is the parent’s responsibility to keep all phone numbers updated with the school to ensure that the communication from the school occurs. Parents are responsible for providing transportation from school if there is an emergency early dismissal.

In the event of an emergency evacuation, students will evacuate to the Corpus Christi Church. If possible, we will send out a one call to all parents notifying them of our location and how to pick up your child. In a lockdown situation, students will remain in their locked classrooms until an announcement is made that it is clear to proceed to the emergency evacuation site, Corpus Christi Church. Teachers will make phone calls to parents, if the one call system is not accessible.


Distributing Statement on State-Prescribed Testing and Compulsory Attendance

DECA PREP, Inc. is a community school established under Chapter 3314 of the Revised Code. The school is a public school and students enrolled in and attending the school are required to take proficiency tests and other examinations prescribed by law.  In addition, there may be other requirements for students at the school that are prescribed by law. Students who have been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home education, as defined by the Administrative Code, shall no longer be excused from that purpose upon their enrollment in a community school. For more information about this matter, contact the school administration or the Ohio Department of Education.



ORC 3314.041 Distributing statement concerning state-prescribed testing and compulsory attendance law to parents.


Public Records Request

Please click here to review our public records policy.  




Parent Information and Resource Center

The Ohio Parent Information and Resource Center (PIRC) is your one-stop resource center if you are a parent or guardian and want your child/student to do well in every grade and get the best education possible.

 Please click here to find out more information about the PIRC or visit their website at  


Special Education Resources

Special Education is a term used to describe specially designed instruction. This individualized instruction meets the unique needs of a child who has a disability. Special Education is a service not a place.

The special services are provided by the school system and is free of charge. Services can include instruction in the general education classroom, in the resource room, in the school community, at home, in hospitals and in institutions.

There are thirteen categories of special education as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Act. (IDEA) In order to qualify for special education, the IEP team must determine that a child has one of the following disabilities:

1. Autism
2. Blindness
3. Deafness
4. Emotional Disturbance
5. Hearing Impairment
6. Intellectual Disability
7. Multiple Disabilities
8 .Orthopedic Impairment
9. Other Health Impairment
10. Specific Learning Disability
11. Speech and or Language Disability
12. Traumatic Brain Injury
13. Visual Impairment

In order for the IEP team to qualify a child for special education services, the team must find the child the child to have one of the thirteen categories of disabilities and it must adversely affect the child's educational performance. For more information about special education in Ohio, please click on the links below.


504 Plans:

"Whose IDEA Is It": This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Third Grade OAA Preparation 

Parents use this as a resource as we all work together to ensure students are prepared for the OAA.



Uniform Guidelines



At DECA PREP, we wear our colors with pride!

We wear the red and black of DECA and DECA PREP.

Purpose: DECA PREP’s uniform policy is designed for unity and consistency in DECA PREP’s students’ school dress.


  • Solid black or solid khaki (medium tan) slacks or shorts for boys and girls; and skirts, skorts, or jumpers for girls.
  • Solid black or red polo shirts with no logo, with long or short sleeves (not sleeveless).
  • DECA PREP sweatshirts may be worn, but underneath must be a shirt with a collar.
  • Gym shoes everyday: no wheels, lights, sounds, cartoons or decorations - to limit distractions. Boots are allowed to be worn to and from school but must be in tennis shoes during the school day.



  • Shirts must be tucked in at all times while on school grounds--before, during, and after school.  It is the family’s responsibility to provide a shirt that is long enough and large enough to be tucked in comfortably.
  • The long or short-sleeved T-shirts worn under the uniform shirt must be solid white, red, or black with no collar; multiple collared shirts may not be worn.
  • Tank tops or visible camisoles are not permitted.
  • DECA Prep t-shirts will only be permitted on designated days.


  • Everyone’s pants, shorts, skirts, and skorts are to be worn at the waist.
  • A solid black, brown, or tan one buckle belt must be worn. (No colored or glitter belts)
  • Shorts, skirts, skorts, and jumpers may be no shorter than 2” above the knee, and no slits can extend higher than 2” above the knee.
  • Pants, shorts, and skirts may not have cargo pockets (such as those common on cargo pants).


  • Girls may wear solid red or solid black leggings or tights, worn under skirts, skorts, or jumpers that are not shorter than 2” above knee.
  • Students are expected to wear weather appropriate clothing (coats, hats, boots, scarves, gloves/mittens, etc.) when traveling to and from school.  While at school, items will be stored in the students’ cubbies or locker.
  • Student appearance is to be modest; no part of the student’s appearance, such as jewelry and hair, may draw excessive attention.  No chains may be worn to secure wallets, keys, or other personal belongings.  Earrings must be post-style only (no dangles or hoops).
  • Guidelines for student dress for special events will be announced prior to the event.
  • Those who are responsible to check/assure that school dress is consistent with these DECA PREP Uniform guidelines are: 1) the student, 2) the parent/caregiver, 3) the teachers, 4) the school administrators.  An administrator is the final decision-maker on uniform compliance.

Students who are not in compliance with our dress code will receive a dress code referral and parents will be called to bring the proper uniform. Students will complete their work and wait in the In School Restoration Space until the uniform is brought to the student.















Nearly all of DECA’s graduates, 87% of who are the first in their families to go to college, have enrolled in college. Tracking student retention and college graduation, DECA has found a remarkable 84% of DECA graduates are on track to earn a bachelor’s degree or have graduated.