What is TOTEM?

TOTEM's Affiliation with APEA/AFT

TOTEM's Goals

TOTEM Membership

Information about the PSP Program

Recognition for Professional Certificates PSP/CAP/ETS Parapro Test/48 Credits

TOTEM Scholarship Information

Sick Leave & Catastrophic Leave

Revised 11/9/2010

Alaska State Standards for Paraprofessionals

Student Teaching Procedures for TOTEM Members

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TOTEM Updates

Happy Summer!

The new TOTEM Bargaining Agreement went into effect on July 1, 2015. Please click here for a copy of that contract.

TOTEM wishes you a happy and healthly summer!

Upcoming PSP Workshops

PSP Certification Workshop: Getting Started
Monday, July 13, 2015, 7-8 pm, at the TOTEM Office
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 7-8 pm, at the TOTEM Office

PSP Re-Certification Workshop: Getting Started
Monday, July 13, 2015, 6-7 pm, at the TOTEM Office
Saturday, July 18, 2015, 10-11 am, at Jitter's Coffee in Eagle River
Wednesday, August 5, 2015, 6-7 pm, at the TOTEM Office

PSP Certification Workshop: Application Assistance
Monday, August 17, 2015, 6-7:30 pm, at the TOTEM Office
Saturday, August 22, 2015, 10-11:30 am, at the TOTEM Office

PSP Certification Workshop: Paperwork Finalization
Saturday, August 29, 2015, 10-11 am, at the TOTEM Office











In order to attend any workshop, you must register on My Learning Plan. All workshops will be held at the TOTEM Office, 3310 Arctic Blvd, Suite 200.  For more information on the PSP, click here.

Important Dates

New Member Orientation Dates:

New Member Orientations are held at the TOTEM Office and will give you the opportunity to learn more about TOTEM Association and how they work for you. All members are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, May 12, 5:30 pm

First Aid/CPR Certification Dates:

First Aid/CPR classes are held at the TOTEM Office and will give you the certification you need to be in compliance with the TOTEM Contract. In order to be eligible, you must sign up on

Saturday, April 25, 8 am-5 pm

 Other Important TOTEM Information: 

Employee Work Start & End Dates

           End Dates for the                               Beginning & End Dates
           14/15 School Year:                          for the 15/16 School Year:

       Months                   End                      Months               Start               End     

           9                       5/22/15                     9                    8/13/15         5/20/16

        9.75                     6/05/15                    10                   7/23/15         6/03/16

        10 (Non-Elementary)     6/01/15                    11                   7/20/15         6/14/16

        10 (Elementary)          6/04/15

        10.5                     6/01/15

         11                       6/09/15

Important changes regarding the ETS ParaPro Assessment test:

The new ETS ParaPro Assessment Test has replaced the HELP test for paraprofessionals who need to be recertified. As of the 2014/2015 school year, individuals who wish to take the ETS Test can do so anytime Monday thru Friday between 9 am & 3 pm at UAA's Advising & Testing Center, 3901 Old Seward Highway, Room 112.

For more information & for answers to frequently answered questions regarding the testing process, please visit, UAA's website:

For further information regarding the Paraprofessional Resources available, log on to ASD’s website:




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