What is WATCHD.O.G.S.?
WATCH D.O.G.S. is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement, organizations in the country. Since the program’s creation in 1998, more than 6,450 schools across the country have launched a WATCH D.O.G.S. program of their own. Each school year hundreds of thousands of fathers and father-figures make a positive impact on millions of children by volunteering millions of hours in their local schools through this amazing one-of-a-kind program. Who are WATCH D.O.G.S.? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day a year in a variety of school activities as assigned by the school principal or other administrator.
What does a day in the life of a WATCH D.O.G.S. look like?
Click below to view sample schedules for WatchD.O.G.S. duty at Cornwall Terrace Elementary:
What do I need to do to participate as a volunteer in our district?
- Visit the district’s Volunteer/Clearance page to learn about clearances/paperwork that needs to be completed and submitted to our office.
- Tools and resources other CT parents found helpful:
- Click here to access a worksheet to help you record and track your information needed to access your clearances.
- Click here to watch a video on how to complete Act 34 PA Access to Criminal Background Check.
- Click here to start the process for the FBI Criminal Background Check (Fingerprinting) if you are not eligible to sign the Volunteer affidavit.
- Service Code “1Kg6XN“
- NOTE: There is a cost of about $25 for the FBI Criminal Background check. This is the only clearance with a fee.
What additional steps do I need to take to volunteer as a WatchD.O.G.S.?
- Complete and submit the WatchDOGS Duty Request – Cornwall Terrace Elementary Google form to schedule a date – – – Kindly give us a 2 week advance notice to make arrangements. This form will also help you know if you have everything you need to volunteer.
- In the form, you will see we have a limited number of FREE WatchD.O.G.S. shirts. You may have one of those available shirts or order your own swag at the official WatchD.O.G.S. website: https://store.dadsofgreatstudents.com/shop
- Send an email to Mrs. VanOstenbridge at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know you submitted your request, ask questions, or share any additional information.
Mrs. V welcomes WatchD.O.G.S. to sign up and report for duty through Wednesday, May 31, 2023.