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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VTSS Secondary Schools Symposium

Special Notice on the VTSS Secondary Schools Symposium

The Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS) is postponing the upcoming event, Secondary Schools Symposium (March 24th & March 25th) and will reschedule as soon as practicable. We will hold the event when we can ensure full participation from all of our colleagues and stakeholders involved in this important work. Please stay tuned for the rescheduled date of the event.

Participants who have planned for an overnight stay for the event should contact the hotel directly to cancel overnight reservation(s); this is to ensure that your school/personal credit card is not charged. You may click on either event page listed below for hotel contact information.

Join VTSS for Effective Classroom Systems!

Special Notice

This session of Effective Classroom Systems is cancelled. If you have made lodging reservations, it is your responsibility to contact the hotel to cancel your reservation. We cannot cancel your reservations.

Please stay tuned to our website for further updates and upcoming training sessions.

VTSS New Cohort Information – Cohort 7!

Divisions interested in joining VTSS Cohort 7 are encouraged to participate in either a virtual or in-person division exploration series. This professional learning series will be open to all Virginia school divisions and will guide them through the exploration phase of VTSS. Upon completion of the series, school divisions will be ready to move forward with VTSS implementation and apply for participation in the 2020 VTSS cohort.

Information may be found at our VTSS New Cohort Information web page!


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February 2020

Virtual-COP – Advanced Tiers

February 12, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Advanced Tiers Virtual COP Topic: Advanced Tiers FUNction-Based Thinking This is part one of a two-session training that will support teams in data-informed decision making that helps unlock the mystery behind persistent behaviors. Part two will be offered on March 18, from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Link to participate: https://vcu.zoom.us/j/864058693

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Virtual-COP – Coaches Networking

February 18, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic - “Practical and Engaging Session on Coaching Behaviors for Implementation and Systems Change”
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Virtual-COP – Administrators

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

Topic - “The Administrator’s Role in Ensuring Fidelity and Accountability”
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March 2020

Starting to Sustaining, Session C

March 10, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton Hampton Hotel Convention Center & Spa, 1700 Coliseum Drive
Hampton, VA 23666 United States
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Who Should Attend?

All Strands: Division-level teams from Cohorts 1-6 who attended Session A in October and Session B in December.

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Starting to Sustaining, Session C

March 12, 9:30 am
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlottesville, 990 Hilton Heights Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901 United States
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Who Should Attend?

All Strands: Division-level teams from Cohorts 1-6 who attended Session A in October and Session B in December.

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Virtual-COP – High School

March 16, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic - “Selecting and Mapping on Interventions (potential focus on restorative, trauma, and/or SEL interventions)”
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Exploring School-Based Tier 1 Features for Academic Success – Cancelled

March 18, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Inn at Darden, UVA 1000 Darden Boulevard
Charlottesville, VA 22906 United States
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Notice of Cancellation

We so looked forward to this exciting learning for teachers, leaders and other school and division personnel. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, we need to cancel both this event and the follow-up session on June 3.

However, we do have good news. We are going to incorporate this content into our Academic-Tiered Fidelity Inventory strand in the Tier 1 Forum trainings to be held this summer. Stay tuned for more information.

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Virtual-COP – Advanced Tiers

March 18, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Advanced Tiers Virtual COP Topic: Advanced Tiers FUNction-Based Thinking This is part two of a two-session training that will support teams in data-informed decision making that helps unlock the mystery behind persistent behaviors. Link to registration Zoom link

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VTSS Secondary Schools Pre-Symposium – Postponed

March 24, 9:00 am - 3:45 pm
Omni Charlottesville Hotel, 212 Ridge McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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The Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS) is postponing the Secondary Schools Symposium (March 24th & March 25th) and will reschedule as soon as practicable. We will hold the event when we can ensure full participation from all of our colleagues and stakeholders involved in this important work. Please stay tuned for the rescheduled date of the event.

Participants who have planned for an overnight stay for the event should use information provided here to contact the hotel directly to cancel your overnight reservation(s) to ensure that your school/personal credit card is not charged.

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VTSS Secondary Schools Symposium – Postponed

March 25, 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Omni Charlottesville Hotel, 212 Ridge McIntire Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903 United States
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The Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS) is postponing the Secondary Schools Symposium (March 24th & March 25th) and will reschedule as soon as practicable. We will hold the event when we can ensure full participation from all of our colleagues and stakeholders involved in this important work. Please stay tuned for the rescheduled date of the event.

Participants who have planned for an overnight stay for the event should use information provided here to contact the hotel directly to cancel your overnight reservation(s) to ensure that your school/personal credit card is not charged.

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