Watch D.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students)

WATCH D.O.G.S. is one of the nation’s largest and most respected school-based, family, and community engagement, organizations in the country. In 1998, the very first WATCH D.O.G.S. program launched at Gene George Elementary in Springdale, AR. Today, more than 6,450 schools across the country have launched a WATCH D.O.G.S. program of their own. Each school year hundreds of thousands of fathers and father-figures make a positive impact on millions of children by volunteering millions of hours in their local schools through this amazing one-of-a-kind program.

Watch D.O.G.S. at TPS

Temecula Preparatory School is very appreciative of parents who can participate in the Watch D.O.G.S Program.  Parent volunteers in this program provide positive support to students and an extra set of eyes to alert the school to any safety or other concerns.  Parent participation in this program greatly benefits all of the students at TPS. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Cathleen Coltrain at


How do I volunteer for TPS Watch D.O.G.S. Program?

Getting Cleared

It’s not difficult to become a member of the Watch D.O.G.S., but there are a few steps required before participating in the TPS Watch D.O.G.S. program.

  1. Get Cleared through the TPS Volunteer Clearance process:
    1. Please click on the link below to review and clearance process


  1. After you have received your clearance email, go to the next step.
  2. Get Trained
    1. View the Watch D.O.G.S. training video.
    2. Participate in a Watch D.O.G.S. training conducted by a member of the TPS security team (offered quarterly).  The scheduled training dates are on January 17, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. and March 12, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. in room 39. The training will take approximately half an hour.  No RSVP required.
    3. You will be provided with an official Watch D.O.G.S. shirt.  You will be required to wear your shirt when you are volunteering as a Watch D.O.G.S.
    4. All Watch D.O.G.S. volunteers must sign up for times/events by clicking here.   

There are particular times during the day and particular events during the school year when it is especially helpful to have the Watch D.O.G.S.’ support.  The following are typical examples of opportunities to sign up for:

  • Morning break (9:45 – 10:30 am on Mondays, 8:45 – 9:30 am Tuesday-Fridays)
  • Lunch break (11:15 am – 12:20 pm on Mondays, 11:00 am – 12:05 pm Tuesdays – Fridays)
  • Parking lot patrol (7 – 7:30 am, 2 – 2:45 pm)
  • Football games
  • Basketball games
  • Other sports games that may draw a large crowd
  • Any Friday night games, including dodgeball
  • Large evening events, including choir performances
  • Book Fair
  • Fun Run
  • Fall Festival
  • Resolution Run