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TOTEM ASSOCIATION

The PRSPs of the Anchorage School District

Dear TOTEM Members....

In case you haven’t heard yet, the Anchorage School Board unanimously approved our tentative agreement at their May 21st meeting. We will work on getting it finalized and posting it to the TOTEM website. It will go into effect on July 1, 2024. 

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WELCOME TO TOTEM ASSOCIATION!

TOTEM Association is comprised of Anchorage School District (ASD) employees who support the students, staff, administration, parents, and community.  TOTEM promotes professional growth and continuing education for all members. Whether you are a member or a visitor, please take a moment to browse around and learn more about TOTEM Association. If you're a new hire with TOTEM, click the link below to watch a new hire orientation video to help answer your questions about the advantages to being a member of TOTEM.

The next TOTEM New Hire Orientations will be scheduled for the fall. In the meantime, you may click below to watch a recording of a prior orientation.

ASD Paraprofessionals:

Alaska State Statute has changed and therefore, beginning in the Fall 2023, all instructional paraprofessionals will be required to meet the high standards of qualification under Alaska regulation 4 AAC 04.220. 

 

Click here to review the new paraprofessional qualifications.

 

The Anchorage School District has decided to provide the Master Teacher, Inc. platform in order to assist you in meeting the new qualifications. This platform will provide the necessary online training to prepare you for the assessments. 

 

Master Teacher is a yearlong license provided for you. It contains additional resources that can be used to further your professional development if you so choose.

 

Please note: This is NOT REQUIRED to be done over the summer, but we wanted to provide you with the access ahead of time. 

 

*For Title I Para Training Tips, where you will learn how to enter the system and access training materials along with directions to sign up for the assessment, you will need to access this from your district email.* 

WHY JOIN TOTEM ASSOCIATION?

A Quick Guide to the Importance and Benefits of Membership

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TOTEM Employees - Check This Out!

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2021-2024 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

After several long months of negotiating, voting and editing, a final copy has been signed and is now available for download.

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INTERESTED IN FURTHERING YOUR EDUCATION WITH GRAND CANYON UNIVERSITY?

New Scholarships Are Available!!

Zoom Meeting Date: 

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Learn about our partnership with Grand Canyon University and scholarship opportunities in a short Zoom informational session!

Grand Canyon also offers other help for employees. If you are interested in joining a NES/Praxis Prep Session, take a look at this flyer.

2021-2024 COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT

The Contract

2023/24 SCHOLARSHIPS

Bullet Journal

RESOURCES AND TRAININGS

First Aid Kit

Find out about upcoming Employee Orientations. Check out First Aid trainings available to TOTEM Members. Learn about the TOTEM Mentor Program. View Board Meeting Agendas. Read past newsletters.

CONTACT YOUR TOTEM EMPLOYEE REPRESENTATIVE

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What are Employee Representatives? How do you know when you need one?

SICK LEAVE & CATASTROPHIC LEAVE BANK INFORMATION

Doctor and Patient

Designed to help members in need of additional leave, find out how to apply.

CONTACT TOTEM ASSOCIATION OF EDUCATION SUPPORT PERSONNEL, INC.

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