How Watch D.O.G.S.® Support Education & Safety at East Ridge?


These men:

  • Fill out the background check form (located in the office)
  • Always wear Official Uniform t-shirts when on official Watch D.O.G.® duty
  • ENCOURAGE STUDENTS! (smiles, high fives, etc.)
  • Help with traffic flow of vehicles and students at arrival and dismissal times
  • Monitor hallways and entrances
  • Monitor buildings – inside/outside
  • Assist at lunch, recess, study hall, social times
  • Eat lunch with students
  • Play or referee on the playground or in the gym
  • Read with classes or tutor small groups of students
  • Work with flash cards and/or educational games
  • Actively and positively engage with their student and others
  • Speak to classes about importance of education and career choices
  • Be available to mentor male students
  • Be chaperones on fieldtrips and away games/activities
  • Assist coaches and activity sponsors
  • Help students with test review
  • Support fine arts classes (i.e. band, choir, art, yearbook, etc.) with your presence and/or experience
  • Smile and be a hero for a day!
These men should NOT:
  • Go into students’ (girls’ or boys’) restrooms
  • Be alone or unsupervised with students
  • Espouse political or religious beliefs to students
  • Sell or give their official WATCH D.O.G.S.® T-shirt to someone who isn’t an approved Watch D.O.G.® volunteer.
  • Engage in any conduct that brings disrespect to himself or his student(s), the school and/or the WATCH D.O.G.S.® Program and other volunteering fathers.
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