Parent and Community Involvement
Heights Volunteers are the BEST! Parent and community volunteers have provided numerous hours of support and assistance to the students and teachers. For the past 20 years, Heights has received the Golden School Award for its outstanding volunteer and mentoring program. Some of our senior citizen volunteers are winter visitors who have found a special place of service at Heights Elementary during their visit to Fort Myers. Please submit an electronic application if you are interested in serving as a Heights volunteer. Karen Wood is the point of contact for Heights volunteers.
For step-by-step instructions on filling out the volunteer application, click here.
WATCH D.O.G.S.® (Dads Of Great Students) is an innovative program of the National Center for Fathering focusing on improving education in our nation’s schools by using the positive influence of fathers and father-figures for a two-fold purpose: To provide a positive and active male role-model for students during their school day, and to provide an extra set of eyes and ears to enhance school security.
WatchDOGS are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer for at Heights throughout the school year. During the day, WatchDOGS may read and work on flash cards with students, play at recess, eat lunch with students, watch the school entrances and hallways, assist with traffic flow, mentor students, and any other assigned activities where they actively engage with not only their own students, but other students as well.