CCISD Volunteer Safety Program
Whether a Watch D.O.G.S. volunteer, a Papa Bear or a Super Dad, these fathers and father figures serve their neighborhood campus by being an extra set of eyes and ears and added level of support for CCISD students.
Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) also provide a positive male role model for students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
The WATCH D.O.G.S. program has been recognized by the United States Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The WATCH D.O.G.S. program has received the endorsement of the National PTA organization and has been recognized as a program that “can be a great tool in our efforts to prevent school violence and improve student performance because it can increase parental initiative and involvement in their children’s education.” (Congressional Record, February 7, 2000 page S392)
Sign up to volunteer on your campus of choice for half a school day, for at least one day during the school year.
Follow the prescribed schedule and campus guidelines; be visible at drop-off and pick-up; regularly check that doors and gates are locked; and provide support in common areas such as the lunchroom, playground and gymnasiums.
Wear the provided safety vest and/or branded shirt to be distinguishable as the Safety Volunteer on campus that day.
Safety & Security is Priority 1
Those who participate in the Volunteer Safety Programs undergo a rigorous background check through the District’s Visitor and Volunteer Management System, Raptor.
The background check is strictly confidential and and results will be processed through the CCISD Safe & Secure Schools department
School Safety Training Course
CCISD is committed to keeping students, staff and volunteers safe. Watch D.O.G.S. and other Safety Volunteers are required to complete the District’s school safety training video course.
For more information about the Watch D.O.G.S. Volunteer Safety Program currently in place on your neighborhood campus, please contact your school and request to speak with the Volunteer Safety Program Coordinator or email the campus.
To apply to be a Safety Volunteer, submit the CCISD Volunteer Application by clicking the link below. Be sure to check the Watch D.O.G.S. box when you get to the Volunteer Functions section. You will be contacted by the Volunteer Safety Program Coordinator of your campus of choice for next steps including selecting your duty day.