WHAT TO EXPECT AS A WATCH D.O.G.S. DAD

When you sign up to be a Watch D.O.G. you'll be helping all the students and families at Smith Elementary. Here's what to expect when you sign up to volunteer, and the guidelines and rules to make your experience a success.

Typical duties include*: 
  • Monitoring the school entrance
  • Loading and unloading buses or cars
  • Supervising the lunchroom
  • Helping in your child’s classroom
  • Reading with kindergarteners

*Your Watch D.O.G.S. coordinator will send you a detailed schedule of duties at least a day before you volunteer.

Watch D.O.G.S. Volunteer Guidelines:
  • Arrive at the school early to review your daily schedule (7:45 am)
  • Please wear your Watch D.O.G.S. t-shirt while you're volunteering.
  • Be Approachable – smile, talk to students and listen.
  • Be Smart – follow the school’s policy on conduct & behavior
  • Be Alert – report situations to the Principal
  • Be Available – for the students, teachers, and the school
Watch D.O.G.S. Volunteer Rules:
  • Don't use the student restrooms. Always use the faculty/staff restrooms.
  • Follow school’s confidentiality policy in regard to students and staff.
  • Do not be disruptive when classes are in session.
  • No profanity.
  • No tobacco on school grounds.
  • Do not share religious or political views.
  • Limit personal use of cell phones and similar devices.
  • Never engage in any conduct that brings disrespect to you, your student(s), the School, the WATCH D.O.G.S.® Program and/or other volunteers.

You will be asked to sign a form showing that you agree to follow the rules and guidelines on the day you volunteer. Ready to sign up to volunteer as a Watch D.O.G.S. dad? We welcome all dads, grandfathers, uncles, and any father-figure types who are interested in helping out.