Watch D.O.G.S.

Spend the day at Cedar Wood!

Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) is a volunteer program aimed at increasing the presence of fathers (and father figures) in schools to serve as positive male role models.  

WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative, educational initiative that involves fathers and father figures to enhance the educational environment in our nation’s schools. Watch DOGs volunteer to spend a day at Cedar Wood in a variety of school activities—helping in the classroom, playing at recess, and squeezing into tiny tables at lunch. Serving as a Watch DOG is a fun way to spend time with your child(ren) while also supporting the school as a volunteer.

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.

Image of a dad playing soccer with the kids as a Watch D.O.G.S.

Serve as a 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 two 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 below to view available openings, then RSVP your day(s) by emailing

Step 3

Enjoy your day at school!

Your time as a Watch DOG begins at 8:45am. In the school office, on the PTA counter, you will find an 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.

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