Watch D.O.G.S.

Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is a volunteer program aimed at increasing the presence of fathers in schools to serve as positive male role models. Cedar Wood is one of over 2,200 schools across 42 states that make up the national program. Each year at our school more than 125 dads and other men important to our students commit to one day serving on campus and spending time with the kids.

Who can serve as a Watch Dog? Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father-figures serving at least one day on campus each year under the leadership of a program coordinator and under the guidance of a school principal or designated administrator.

Serve as a Cedar Wood Watch Dog in just three easy steps!

Step 1
Become an approved Everett School District Volunteer
Every volunteer at Cedar Wood must have a current approval from the District. To apply for volunteer approval visit this link (look at the Volunteer Application under Quicklinks). Approvals are good for three years. If you are uncertain of your status, you can view that at the same application link.

Step 2
Pick a date
We can host up to two Watch D.O.G.S. volunteers each day. Check out the Watch D.O.G.S. calendar to view available openings, then RSVP your day(s) by emailing

Step 3
Enjoy your day at school
Your time as Watch Dog begins at 8:45am with the School Counselor. They will provide you with the official Watch D.O.G.S. vest, a name badge, and your schedule for the day. You will enjoy a full day on campus including lunch with your student(s). Watch Dog duty ends with the final bell at 3:30pm.

For more information or to be added to the Cedar Wood Watch D.O.G.S. information distribution list, please email our Watch D.O.G.S. Coordinators, Mike Scott and Gevin Frey.

Thank you for volunteering!

Cedar Wood Elementary PTA