Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports

Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports

Who we are

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

Fall Virtual Learning Opportunities!

VTSS is excited to continue offering you virtual professional learning opportunities this fall. As with our summer training events, we will be using the virtual platform of Zoom. This live experience will connect you with your teams and provide valuable learning and activities to continue the work.

Listed below are your virtual learning opportunities. Registration is now open on Eventbrite. Please follow the links enclosed to sign up for each event, and be sure to check out the registration deadlines. As a reminder, registration will be closed three weeks prior to the event so training teams can prepare for your virtual arrival!

Check out our complete fall listing.

2020-2021 Community of Practice Opportunities

Why should you join us virtually?

  • To celebrate success
  • To co-create ideas
  • To give ideas
  • To boost motivation

VTSS Implementation is cutting edge, systems reform work that, at its core, represents the best of education. Changing educational systems to meet the needs of ALL learners requires the support of a network of colleagues! We learn best from our peers – those experiencing the joys and challenges with us. For more information, you can view and share the VTSS Virtual COP Flyer Icon or visit the overall COP webinar page, which provides more logistic details and links to the webinars by category.

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.


Upcoming events

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October 2020

Starting to Sustaining, Session A

October 8, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Each year, VTSS offers 3 one-day institutes for division leadership teams inspiring positive change in schools. Who Should Attend? Strand 1: Cohort 7 division teams and any C1-C6 division team that needs to revisit the DIDM strand. Strand 2: Cohort 6 division teams and any C1-C5 division team that needs to revisit the Academic strand. Strand 3: Division leadership teams who will support implementation of advanced tiers at the school level. Strand 4: Participants should include DLT and any division…

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Data-Informed Decision Making for Schools, Day One

October 15, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS) is excited to host a three-day, interactive professional learning event focused on developing, implementing and sustaining a data-informed decision-making process for improving instruction and interventions. Anchored to the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI 1.12 - 1.15), this event is intended for school-based leadership teams and the division team members who support them and have completed New Team Training. Divisions from PBIS Cohorts and VTSS Cohorts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are invited…

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Virtual-COP – Coaches Networking

October 20, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Virtual-COP - Coaches Networking - Moving from Behavior to Academics: Coaching Utilizing the Academic TFI

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Virtual-COP – Advanced Tiers – When CICO Is Not Working: Modify/Intensify

October 21, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Virtual-COP - Advanced Tiers - When CICO Is Not Working: Modify/Intensify

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Virtual-COP – High School

October 22, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Virtual-COP - High School - VTSS Implementation and Profile of a VA Grad and 5C’s

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Data-Informed Decision Making for Schools, Day Two

October 29, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS) is excited to host a three-day, interactive professional learning event focused on developing, implementing and sustaining a data-informed decision-making process for improving instruction and interventions. Anchored to the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI 1.12 - 1.15), this event is intended for school-based leadership teams and the division team members who support them and have completed New Team Training. Divisions from PBIS Cohorts and VTSS Cohorts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are invited…

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Virtual-COP – Administrators

October 29, 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Virtual-COP - Administrators - What is Most Critical for Divisions? Supporting Students, Staff, and Families

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November 2020

Data-Informed Decision Making for Schools, Day Three

November 5, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS) is excited to host a three-day, interactive professional learning event focused on developing, implementing and sustaining a data-informed decision-making process for improving instruction and interventions. Anchored to the Tiered Fidelity Inventory (TFI 1.12 - 1.15), this event is intended for school-based leadership teams and the division team members who support them and have completed New Team Training. Divisions from PBIS Cohorts and VTSS Cohorts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are invited…

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Tier 1 New Team Training: Trauma Enhancements

November 12, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

This two-day event is designed for those school teams and division support personnel who have already attended the Tier 1 professional learning for new teams, have had experience implementing Tier 1 behavior practices, and believe that trauma sensitive schools are a priority.Using a function-based lens for implementation, participants of this workshop will recognize how a school may incorporate trauma-sensitive practices at the Tier 1 level in data-informed decision making, professional learning, family and community engagement, routines and procedures as well…

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Tier 1 New Team Training: Trauma Enhancements

November 19, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

This two-day event is designed for those school teams and division support personnel who have already attended the Tier 1 professional learning for new teams, have had experience implementing Tier 1 behavior practices, and believe that trauma sensitive schools are a priority.Using a function-based lens for implementation, participants of this workshop will recognize how a school may incorporate trauma-sensitive practices at the Tier 1 level in data-informed decision making, professional learning, family and community engagement, routines and procedures as well…

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