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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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.


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February 2020

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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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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