Watch D.O.G.S.

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Watch D.O.G.S.

  • WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative father involvement, educ​ational initiative of the National Center For Fathering. There are two primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program:

    1. To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
    2. To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

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

    Watch D.O.G.S. are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at least one full day during the school year at their child's/student's school.

    Watch D.O.G.S. volunteers perform a variety of tasks during their day including helping in the classroom with a teacher’s guidance by working with small groups of students on homework, flashcards, or spelling, 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.


    How Watch D.O.G.S. Works

    1. Complete a background check online at Background checks are required at the beginning of each school year. Please note that you will not be able to volunteer as a Watchdog until you're background check has been approved by KISD so please allow up to two weeks for processing.

    2. Sign-up for a day via  You will recieve a confirmation email upon completion of selecting your date. A reminder email will be sent to you two days prior to your assignment. 

    3. Arrive to HLES at 7:30am on the day of your assignment dressed in your pre-purchased Watch D.O.G.S. apparel if you have one. If you didn't get a chance to order a worries, we're still happy to have you! ​​

    4. Check in with the front office. You will be given a name badge and a specific itinerary for your day which will include time in your student(s) classroom as well as during their recess and lunch. 

    5. At the end of the day, check back in with the office and then head outside to help with dismissal.
      After that, you're free to head home with your student. 

    If you have any questions regarding the program, please email Christine Itzkowitz or call the front office at (817) 744-5000.​​​

News & Notes

  • The link to sign-up to be a Watchdog will be available October 15th.  We encourage you to sign up early for your preferred date, as dates fill up quickly.  All available dates for the 2021-2022 school year will be published when the link goes live on October 15th.

    You are limited to selecting one date for the school year as we have many Dads who would like to serve.  You are welcome to check back on January 1st to see if additional dates are available and sign up at that time for a second date.  If you sign up for more than one date prior to January 1st, 2022 we will contact you about which date you would prefer to drop. 

    Thank you for serving our campus, we are excited to see you soon.