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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January 2020

Effective Classroom Systems

January 22 - January 23
The Westin Richmond, 6631 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23230 United States
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This two-day event is designed to facilitate team learning and planning around Universal or Tier 1 Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports effective classroom practices. It is Intended for VTSS divisions.

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February 2020

Virtual-COP – Family Engagement

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

Topic - "The Value of Family Engagement Data"
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Systems Coaching Institute 101 Session C

February 5, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Charlottesville, 990 Hilton Heights Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901 United States
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Systems Coaching 101 C is the final training in the Systems Coaching 101 series. Attendees should have attended Sessions A and B; please contact your RIC and/or TTAC coaches if you need an exception.

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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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