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Watch D.O.G.S.

Last Updated: 1/4/2022 8:53 PM

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What is WATCH D.O.G.?

WATCH D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students is an innovative program focusing on education and safety in schools by using the positive influence of fathers and father-figures to:

  • Provide positive male role models for the students demonstrating, by their presence, that education is important
  • To provide an extra set of eyes and ears to enhance school security & reduce bullying
  • The mission is to improve the well-being of children by inspiring and equipping men to be more effectively involved in the lives of children.

  • YOU- fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers and father-figures get to be a hero for the day and impact the lives of the children in our school and community!

 

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

Dads Of Great Students are fathers and father-figures (grandfathers, uncles and other male adults) who are asked to spend at least one day a year at their student’s school volunteering as a positive role model.

  • These men actively engage with not only their student(s) but the entire student body.

  • On the day of their participation, WatchDOGS:

    1. Participate in a short orientation with a WATCH D.O.G.S. representative

    2. Are given a daily schedule of responsibilities

    3. Wear their WATCH D.O.G.S. t-shirts to be easily identified as an approved volunteer for the program (given on the first day of volunteering) 

In order to be a Watch D.O.G. you must attend EITHER "Pizza Night" or "Donuts with Dad" each and every school year. This includes our past "D.O.G.S" as well as any new incoming "D.O.G.S." You also must have a valid BCI/FBI fingerprinting check within the last 5 years. Our Board of Education offers fingerprinting for our volunteers at the cost of $50. Call the Board of Education at 419-484-5000 for if you would like to make an appointment get a BCI/FBI check. 

​For more information contact Stephanie Missler, Watch DOG Coordinator at stephanie.missler@bellevueschools.org  or Kyle Hintze, Watch DOG School Rep. at kyle.hintze@bellevueschools.org or call our "DOG" line at 419-484-5022