WATCH D.O.G.S., a K-12 program, invites fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or other father figures to volunteer at least one day all day at their child’s/student’s school during the school year. Fathers and father figures sign up to volunteer through a ‘Launch Event’ such as a “Dads and Kids Pizza Night” or “Donuts with Dad” or by calling their child’s school any time throughout the school year. WatchDOG dads and volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their volunteer day including monitoring the school entrance, assisting with unloading and loading of buses and cars, monitoring the lunch room, participating at recess, or helping in the classroom with a teacher’s guidance by working with small groups of students on homework, flashcards, or spelling.
Many school principals have reported that the mere presence of a WatchDOG dad dramatically reduces reports of bullying. On the day of their participation, WatchDOG dads are given a brief review of their involvement and they wear an official WATCH D.O.G.S. t-shirt along with their child.
Any potential WatchDOG must complete the school district's volunteer background check prior to participation. You can sign up to be a WatchDOG by emailing our Associate Principal, Leslie Kyle, at firstname.lastname@example.org.