Soo Yoo, Board President; Mary Sieu, Superintendent; Maynard Law, Board Member; Tom Tracy, Principal; Mike Darby, Assistant Principal; Jeremy Draper, Lead Watch D.O.G.; Melinda Ortiz, Director

The Watch D.O.G.S. (DADS OF GREAT STUDENTS) program is ABC USD’s one-of-a-kind, school-based father involvement initiative that works to encourage family engagement and school safety. These Watch DOGS replicate the school’s culturally diverse population. They engage with all students during lunch hours, playing ball, wiping tears, tying shoes, mediating playground problems, including anti-bullying, serving as valet greeters, and fostering respect and appreciation for individual differences, not just among students but also the school community at large.