Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports

Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports

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The Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports aligns academics, behavior and social-emotional wellness into a single decision-making framework to establish the supports needed for schools to be effective learning environments for all students. We partner with school divisions throughout the Commonwealth to support the successful implementation of the framework.

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On March 13, 2020, Governor Ralph Northam extended his order that all public and private K-12 schools in Virginia close in response to the continued spread of COVID-19 for the remainder of the school year. The Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) has been working closely with the Governor’s Office, the Virginia Department of Health, and other state agencies to ensure our public schools and communities have the most up-to-date information and resources. The health and safety of our children and staff are our top priorities. Visit COVID-19 & Virginia Public Schools and Frequently Asked Questions for the latest information. Resources and information are being updated frequently.

As a part of the VDOE, Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS) recognizes the unique needs of VTSS school divisions. We are pleased to provide resources that can help to support staff, students, community, and families. Please remember that you can reach out to your systems coach if you have specific needs or questions.

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Spotlight

Reflection on Implementation of Tiered Systems

The VTSS Team is inspired every day by the innovation and commitment of Virginia educators. We want to affirm that the work you are doing now remains a vital part of the systems change process you used throughout the year to improve student outcomes. We are always available to serve and support you. Please review some of our reflections.

VTSS Summer Virtual Learning Opportunities

This summer is filled with engaging, virtual professional learning opportunities. We will be using the virtual platform of Zoom. This live experience will connect you with your teams virtually, provide valuable learning and activities to continue the work, and prepare you for the coming year.

The VTSS Summer Virtual Learning Opportunities page lists all the events at one glance. Please visit for more information and links.


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July 2020

Effective Classroom Systems

July 7, 9:00 am - July 9, 12:00 pm

This three-day event is designed for division and school leadership to develop a plan for the data collection, professional learning, and coaching needed at the division and school level in order to promote the sustained focus on the use of effective classroom practices. Classroom practices are those strategies essential to effective instruction and include:

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Tier 1 Forum – New Team Training (PBIS), Rescheduled Day 3 of June Training

July 10, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

This one-day training is a reschedule of Day 3 of the June New Team Training. This three-day event is designed to facilitate team learning and planning around Universal or Tier 1 implementation of the Virginia Tiered System of Supports and will take place virtually over three days - June 15, 17, and 19. Each day will begin at 9:00 a.m. and run till approximately 2:30 p.m., with an hour break for lunch. VTSS Systems Coaches will cover essential implementation content,…

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Advanced Tiers

July 14, 9:00 am - July 16, 3:00 pm

The Advanced Tiers Forum is a compilation of virtual learning opportunities designed for division and school teams to increase their knowledge and capacity to provide a system of Tier II supports. Offered over a three-day time span, registrants will have the opportunity to participate in both general and break-out sessions tailored to their interests and needs. With virtual learning best practices in mind, the forum schedule provides extended time for breaks and teamwork time each day. The daily presentation schedule…

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Tier 1 Forum – New Team Training (PBIS), July 20, 22, and 24, 2020

July 20, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

This three-day event is designed to facilitate team learning and planning around Universal or Tier 1 implementation of the Virginia Tiered System of Supports and will take place virtually over three days - July 20, 22, and 24. Each day will begin at 9:00 a.m. and run till approximately 2:30 p.m., with an hour break for lunch. VTSS Systems Coaches will cover essential implementation content, activities will prepare your school team for the work, and we will engage with our…

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Tier 1 Forum – Academic TFI

July 21, 9:00 am - July 23, 12:00 pm

The Academic TFI will be used to assist teams with implementing a Tier I system of academic support. This summer professional learning and ongoing Community of Practice will help schools improve student outcomes, align initiatives within the school, and support the learning of all students. The Academic Tiered Fidelity Inventory (ATFI) Community of Practice, scheduled for the fall of 2020, begins with an introduction to the academic modules presented in the Academic TFI summer professional learning. Summer professional development will…

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