Retirement reward deadline extended

Thinking of retiring this year? Dallas ISD will pay you cash for your unused local days, and the deadline to submit your intent to retire date in Oracle Self-Service has been extended to June 1.  The more days you have remaining when you retire, the higher your award.

Employees who notify Human Capital Management by entering their intent to retire date in Oracle Self-Service by the new date of June 1 can receive a flat daily rate of pay for any unused local days accrued by July 31.  The exact rate to be paid will be determined upon calculation of all the participants’ remaining local days (calculated by July 31) for the year. There is no cap to the number of local days paid. There is no time in service requirement.

Remember, retiring employees must enter their retirement date in Oracle Self-Service by June 1 to be eligible to receive the award.  Those who do not enter their separation date in Oracle Self-Service by deadline will not be eligible for the award.

For additional questions, you may contact the HCM Benefits Department at (972) 925-4300.


Open for printing

The Graphics Department is open and ready to print. The Graphics Department would like to let schools, departments and staff know that the presses are running while keeping employees safe during the COVID-19 closure.

The department is working with campuses and departments to make sure that all print needs are fulfilled—banners, tablecloths, yard signs, mailers. No job is too big or too small.

The Graphics Department not only prints for schools and departments. It also offers services for personal print projects. Email your requests to  and one of its dedicated print professionals will contact you to assist with your order.

A token of appreciation

Office Depot wants to show teachers its appreciation for all they do year-round work on behalf of students and, especially during this challenging year, with a special coupon for National Teacher Week.

Teachers can download the special coupon to get 5X—or 10 percent—back in rewards for qualifying purchases through May 9, 2020. Office Depot is also thanking teachers for their commitment to the education of children whether in the classroom or remotely from home by sharing a link to its Teacher Resource page, which has a lot of great assets to support this special week.




Give graduates a standing ovation

Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 21, to join Ovation Day for Dallas ISD’s Class of 2020. We encourage you and your family to step out onto your front porch or patio from 7 to 7:10 p.m. and share your support of our senior students who graduate this month. You can do a clap-out, wear a cap and gown or spirit shirt, write messages of support on posters, decorate the exterior of your house with celebration signage, or join a car parade if your community plans one. Because the district remains closed following COVID-19 guidelines, traditional graduations will not be held. Instead, the district will have virtual graduations starting May 22. Ovation Day is designed to show graduating seniors Dallas ISD supports them. Photos can be shared on social media with the hashtag #DallasISDOvation.

Join virtual meetings for Bond 2020 and budget

Join Dallas ISD Superintendent Michael Hinojosa as he hosts three virtual meetings in May to share highlights of the Bond 2020 proposal and get input. Today, May 7, will be the first of the three virtual meetings staff can join.

All Dallas ISD staff, parents and community are invited to participate by registering at to ensure receipt of the correct meeting information. Today’s meeting will be online, and a link will be sent to participants so they can join the meeting. Chief Financial Office Dwayne Thompson will also share details of the 2020-2021 budget.

Staff can also register to get a call to participate in telephone town hall meetings that will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 13, and Tuesday, May 19. Those who register to participate in one or both meetings will get a call to join the meeting.