Happy Holidays from TOTEM!
Important Information for TOTEM
Members regarding contract ratification
By now, all TOTEM members should have
received a copy of the
tentative 2015-2018 TOTEM
Collective Bargaining Agreement
through their ASD email, as well as a copy of the
explaination of changes made during collective bargaining
with the District.
The contract ratification vote will take
place online. You will soon receive a letter through the US
Mail with a unique login and password. Please make sure you
log on and make your voice heard!
If you have any
questions about the TOTEM contract, please feel free to
contact the TOTEM Office by
email or phone.
New Member Orientation Dates:
Member Orientions 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.
January 13, 5:30 pm
Tuesday, March 24, 5:30 pm
May 12, 5:30 pm
Upcoming PSP Workshops
The workshops are finished
for the January 15, 2015 deadline. Please check back after the
new year for PSP workshops for the May 15, 2015, deadline.
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,
TOTEM Members, here is your opportunity to show your support for
another TOTEM member and pledge for a great cause.
Take the opportunity to help support fellow TOTEM members as they
participate in the 2014 Polar Plunge for Alaska Special Olympics
on December 20, from 10am-3pm at Goose Lake.
If you would like to pledge your support to this great cause,
please go to the website below. The following member will be
participating this year
Kenneth Tate, Bartlett School
Other Important TOTEM Information:
Beginning & End Dates for the
14/15 School Year:
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:
PSP/CAP Certificate Winners
PSP Certificate Winners
you know a TOTEM member doing an outstanding job, nominate
them for a "warm fuzzy"
TOTEM/ASD Position Vacancy
Click on the Help Wanted sign
for the current TOTEM/ASD Position Vacancy Announcements.