New Employees

New Employee Orientation

Rockwall ISD New Employee Orientation for 2016-2017 will be held at the Administration/Education Center, 1050 Williams Street, Rockwall, TX 75087.  Orientation is scheduled on the following Tuesdays :  June 14, 21, 28; July 12, 19, 26; August 2, 9.  Sessions start at 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.  Professional employees will break for lunch and return from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. for technology training.

To reserve an orientation session, please click on  one of the dates provided below and input the information requested.  Please enter your name as it appears on your Social Security card so all district records are consistent.

June 14
June 21
Jun 28
July 12
July 19
July 26
August 2
August 9

During orientation you will complete new employee paperwork, receive important District information, obtain your ID badge and receive your District user names and passwords.  Bring a voided check or a one-page bank printout and your TX Driver License and Social Security Card.

Please complete the forms listed below and bring them to your orientation session.

USDA Ethnicity and Race Categories
2016 W-4 Form
SSA-1945 (Government Pension Offset/Windfall Elimination Information)
ACH Authorization (please attach voided check or bank printout and bring it with you)
Worker’s Compensation Acknowledgement Form (keep packet for reference; bring completed Employee Acknowledgement Form)
UIL Acknowledgement (for coaches and band teachers only)

Professional Development

Two days of professional development are required during the summer for all 187 and 197 day employees .  These two days are “exchanged” for Monday, November 21st  and Tuesday, November 22nd  of Thanksgiving week.  New classroom teachers and instructional assistants are required to take these hours on August 10th and 11th from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. during New Employee Professional Development located at RISD Central Office.  All 197 day campus paraprofessionals will receive on the job training as provided by their campus principal.  Additional information on this summer professional learning opportunity will be provided as it becomes available.


If you did not submit an official, hard copy transcript (electronic is not official) with your Recommendation for Employment packet, please provide them now.  Official transcripts are required by the State of Texas.

Service Records

Please request service records from your previous District and forward to: Ellen Hostetler –  Human Resource Department, 1050 Williams Street, Rockwall, TX 75087.   Official records confirming years of completed service are required to verify salary.  New employees with out of state service records should submit their experience on the official State of Texas Service Record.

We look forward to meeting you at orientation!

Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions at or by calling 972-771-0605.