Watch D.O.G.S.

Watch D.O.G.S.
(Dads of Great Students)

Established in 1998, the Dads of Great Students WATCH D.O.G.S. program is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement, organizations in the country. 


Our programs for Elementary and Secondary School campuses help provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important. Meanwhile, we provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security, reduce bullying and provide a greater sense of campus safety allowing students and teachers to focus on learning and instruction. 

Who are the Watch D.O.G.S.

WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one day each year at an official WATCH D.O.G.S.® school. During the day, WatchDOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well. Many school principals have reported that the mere presence of a WatchDOG dramatically reduces reports of bullying. On the day of their participation, WatchDOGS are given a brief review of their involvement and they wear an official WATCH D.O.G.S. t-shirt with a disposable ‘Dog Tag’ identifying them as WatchDOGS.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can join?

A: Dads and Father Figures (Grandfathers, Uncles, etc.)

Q: How do I join the Watch D.O.G.S.?

A: Click the "Register" tab on our website and fill out the necessary information. Once completed, you will be automatically added to the Watch D.O.G.S. roster.

Q: What volunteer opportunities are available?

A: Whether you have 30-minutes or an entire day available to help out, the following volunteer opportunities are available:

AM (Drop-off) Patrol - Help usher traffic efficiently through carline. Keep watch over our kiddos, staff, and parents during morning drop-off (8:15am to 8:50am)

PM (Pick-up) Patrol - Help usher traffice efficiently through carline. Keep watch over our kiddos, staff, and parents during afternoon pick-up (2:30pm to 3:10pm)

Falcon School Carnival - Helping at the ticket table, refreshment table, game booths, patrolling the grounds, etc.

School Play - Help transport large/heavy stage props to and from the play theater and the prop studio

SOAR Assembly Patrol - Keep watch over our kiddos during SOAR Assemblies that happen once a month

Jog-A-Thon Patrol - Keep watch over our kiddos during these special events as well as assist in set-up and breakdown.

Q: I can't participate during school hours, but can I still join the Watch D.O.G.S.?

A: Yes!! The Watch D.O.G.S. are also mobilized outside of school hours to help with set-up of our annual Jog-A-Thon, transport of stage sets and props for our school play, PTA fundraisers, but most importantly the Watch D.O.G.S. are responsible for the planning, set-up, and break-down of our end of the year school Carnival. Whenever our Falcon family is in need, the Watch D.O.G.S. are always there to help.

Q: Is there anything I should know before a start my Watch D.O.G.S. duty?

A: Yes, here are important things you need to know:

Put the phone away. When you're on duty it is important to give our students, staff, and parents 100% of your attention. For the privacy of our students and staff, NO video or photos on school campus when you are on duty.

Your Watch D.O.G.S. shirt is your uniform. You MUST wear your Watch D.O.G.S. shirt whenever you are assisting on campus. It is import for our students, staff, and parents to easily identify you.

Watch D.O.G.S. report directly to the school principal. While the PTA has establish a budget for the Watch D.O.G.S. program, we directly report to the school principal.

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