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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March 2020

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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April 2020

Virtual COP – Family Engagement

April 14, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic - Family Engagement and the Administrators' Role
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Virtual-COP – Coaches Networking

April 21, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic - “Wrapping up the Year and Sustaining the Work Over the Summer”
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Effective Classroom Systems – Cancelled

April 22 - April 23
Holiday Inn – Newport News/Hampton, 980 Omni Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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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.

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Virtual-COP – Administrators

April 23, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Topic - “Using VTSS to Build a Trauma-Sensitive School”
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June 2020

Tier 1 Forum – New Team Training (PBIS), June 15, 17, and 19, 2020

June 15, 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 - 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, activities will prepare your school team for the work, and we will engage with our…

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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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