Fairfax County Union Mill Elementary has the Watch D.O.G.S. program at its school for the 2012-2013 school year. Watch D.O.G.S. stands for Dads Of Great Students, a nationally recognized father involvement, educational initiative that allows fathers and father figures to be positive role models in schools, while providing extra eyes for safety and security. At Union Mill, Watch D.O.G.S. volunteers spend an entire school day helping in classrooms, the cafeteria, gymnasium, and library, as well as assisting with the arrival and dismissal of students at the main entrance, in the bus loop, and at Kiss-N-Ride. Since Union Mill launched their WATCH D.O.G.S. program in November 2012, more than 20 dads, uncles, grandfathers, and other father figures have volunteered.