Watch D.O.G.S.

Parent with studentsThe Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) program is a safe schools initiative that encourages fathers and father figures to volunteer for CHES. Watch D.O.G.S. monitor the front entrance during morning bus arrival, lock outside doors, complete a safety check of the track and playground, monitor the lunchroom and hallways, work with kids in the classrooms, and have lunch with their children.

If you would like to participate in the Watch D.O.G.S. program this year, please call the front office at (804) 723-3620 to select a date.

Watch D.O.G.S. Schedule

This is what a typical day would look like.

7:50 - 8:00 a.m.:

  • Report to main office and sign in on the computer to receive a visitor’s badge. Report to the office and meet with Ms. Leonarkis (counselor) or Mrs. Peter (Secretary) to review your Watch D.O.G.S. schedule for the day.
  • Bus Duty with Mrs. Andriliunas
  • Foyer Duty with Mrs. Card after all buses have arrived

8:00 - 8:10:

  • Return to the office. During opening announcements, we will announce your name and your student’s name over the loudspeaker. You will have a photo taken by Mr. Lawhorn of you and your child(ren) for the Wall of Fame. This will be done at the Watch D.O.G.S. bulletin board by the post office. 

8:15 - 9:00:

  • Please walk the school grounds. Are all foyer doors locked? Are all exterior doors locked?
  • Trash patrol around school grounds (gloves and bag in the W.D. bag)
  • Playground inspection (report any visible safety concerns to the secretaries)

9:00 - 10:45:

  • Volunteer Block - You will typically spend this time in your child’s classroom. Also, please check with the front office to see if they or any other teachers are in need of assistance. You may also see if library, P.E., music, or art could use assistance.

10:45 - 10:55:

  • Break (eat a snack, use the restroom, sit down in the teacher’s workroom, etc.)

10:55 - 12:55:

  • Lunch and Lunch Room Support - We encourage you to eat lunch with your own child(ren) and assist students with their lunch needs during this time. Please help us check for visitor badges as adults enter the cafeteria area.

12:55 - 1:05:

  • Break

1:15 - 2:00:

  • Resource Block - Choose a resource class to attend and assist students (art, music, library, P.E., or computer lab). 

2:00 - 2:15:

  • Work in your child’s classroom or complete an office task!

2:15 - 2:30:

  • Please complete the Watch D.O.G.S. end-of-the-day survey, turn in your bag to the office, and sign out on the computer.

Thank you for supporting our school!

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