• Welcome to Mercer Island School District!

    This page is meant to provide you direction on how you will be onboarded to the District for the 2021-22 School Year. 


    Onboarding Meetings:  

    Human Resources (Kathleen Long and Rosie Burns) conducts onboarding sessions via ZOOM to cover essential information for certificated new hires as well as answer any questions or concerns you may have. Our classified staff, paraeducators, secretaries, etc. have an in person orientation.  Prior to the meeting, Kathleen Long will send you additional documents specific to your position (job description and any other information helpful to you).  The classified session will be a full orientation.  The certificated sessions are the start of onboarding to complement the two day New Certificated Staff Orientation in August. 

    Paperwork - All employees must complete the following items.  Please complete and return these forms on or before your first work day.

    The following forms must be completed and returned to Kathleen Long in Human Resources so we can begin to set you up in the various District systems including Skyward, Frontline, SafeSchools and other school specific systems. If you have any questions about the forms, please contact Kathleen Long.  Your forms can either be scanned and returned to Kathleen or you can drop off or mail the forms to the MISD Central Office, Human Resources Department, 4160 86th Ave. SE, Mercer Island, WA  98040.

    • Network Information Form - This is used to set you up for Google email, Skyward, etc.

    • W-4 Form - Federal tax withholding information.  We cannot advise you on how to complete this. 

    • I-9 Form -  Proof of eligibility to work in the US.  Please note that we must also see the physical ID for your form to be valid. Please contact Kathleen Long to indicate when you can come into the office to show your identification.  

    • Retirement Status Form - This informs the retirement coordinator that you are coming into the Mercer Island system so your eligibility can be determined.

    • Direct Deposit Form - Please submit this with a voided check or Deposit Authorization Letter from your financial institution.

    • Sexual Misconduct Form - Please complete for every school/district you have worked for in your career.

    • Race and Ethnicity Form - Please complete this as we utilize this information for state and federal reports.  This is optional.

    • Immunization Personnel Form - If there's an outbreak of disease in the District, information provided on this form will ensure you are able to continue working.

    • Background Disclosure - This will be emailed to you by Kathleen Long and you will need to review this information for accuracy.  This information must be consistent with the fingerprint results.


     Certificated Employees also must submit:

    • Verifications of Professional Experience  - This is completed by all previous related employers and is sent to those employers by you.  The schools/districts must have required a teaching certificate for the experience to be used for your salary placement.  Additionally, they must complete the form completely. For ESA experience, please contact Human Resources for your specific specialty.

    • Transfer of Records - If you have worked in a district in Washiington State, send this completed form to the district and they can transfer your file to our district.

    • Official transcripts  - These are required for all education, including your Bachelors.  The information is used to place you on the salary schedule.

    • In-state Clock Hour Forms - Clock Hour forms are required to get credit for any state approved clock hour courses.  


    Fingerprints - Your fingerprints must be submitted prior to your first day of work.

    The fingerprint packet can be picked up at our Central Office located at 4160 86th Ave. SE, Mercer Island.

    • All new hires must submit fingerprints prior to their first day of work if they have not had cleared fingerprints through OSPI within the past two years.   Bellevue Fingerprinting and Alliance 20/20 are both offer fingerprinting services by appointment.  

    • You must have the Mercer Island School District fingerprint cards with our information printed on the card with you to get your fingerprints done.  The fingerprints should be given to you in a sealed envelope by the vendor. 

    • Once you have the completed fingerprints, please return them to Human Resources at the Central Office Building for processing. 4160 86th Ave. SE on Mercer Island.


    Benefits (if eligible) - Enroll within 30 days of your first day of work.

    • Employees who work more than 630 hours per year are eligible for medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts and long term disability through the School Employee Benefits Board (SEBB)  which is the state entity responsible for providing our benefits.  Click here to see more information about SEBB eligibility and offerings. 

    • Kathleen Long will send you a SEBB Worksheet indicating your eligibility status for SEBB benefits. 

    • Here's the SEBB Enrollment Guidewith detailed information about options available to enroll yourself and your dependents.

    • You will be responsible for enrolling yourself within 30 days of your start date utilizing the SEBB online portal.  If you do not enroll, you will be put into default plans, charged a tobacco surcharge and your dependents will not be covered. 

    • Your contact for SEBB benefits questions (and payroll) is Erin Anderson