Watch D.O.G.S.

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

WHO: Students and fathers and father-figures of Ojibwa Elementary School

WHAT: The WATCH D.O.G.S.® program was created by a group of parents and educators in a single school in 1998, and has since grown to one of the largest and most respected family and community engagement initiatives in the country. Each year thousands of schools across the country utilize the WATCH D.O.G.S. ® program to reach out to the fathers and father-figures of their students and invite those men to spend at least one full day volunteering in their child’s school. Each year WATCH D.O.G.S. ® generates millions of in school volunteer hours in support of our students and educators.

WHY: Students gain a positive male role model. Some students do not have a father-figure present in their home and with the limited number of male teachers, more positive male role models are needed in the school setting.

Schools gain an extra set of eyes and ears. The presence of Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads Of Great Students) can increase a sense of security at the building for students and staff, and it helps create an environment conducive to learning.

Fathers and father-figures can spend meaningful time with their students in the school setting and gain a greater awareness of the positive impact they can have on their student’s life, just by being a ‘dad’.

When Watch D.O.G.S. invest a day at school, they can learn how better to partner with the school to meet the educational goals of students.

FOR MORE INFORMATION on the WATCH D.O.G.S.® program, call 1-888-540-3647; e-mail; visit


How To Become A Watch D.O.G.S.

1. Complete the Watch D.O.G.S. registration form and CRC form. To access these forms, please visit: Watch D.O.G.S Registration Form 

2. Submit the completed registration and CRC form to the main office. Please allow two weeks for these forms to be processed.

3. After the forms have been processed, sign-up for the date(s) you would like to volunteer at Ojibwa. To access the sign-up, please visit: Watch D.O.G.S.Sign-Up


Watch D.O.G.S Volunteers

Volunteers, at the end of the day (the day you volunteer), please take the Watch D.O.G.S survey to help our staff improve the program. To access the survey, please visit: Watch D.O.G.S Survey (school code: MI1491)

Again, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to volunteer at Ojibwa!