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!

Upcoming Webinars

Happy New Year from VTSS!! As we start a new year AND a new decade, it’s time to focus on our upcoming Virtual Communities of Practice. Here are the upcoming winter sessions. Please click on the links below to register for any of the webinars that interest you:

More Professional Learning!

This summer, be sure to join VTSS for training events that will enrich you just in time for the 2019-2020 school year!
Defusing Disruptive Behavior, which will be held in Charlottesville, Virginia from August 5-6, is open to all school divisions, and will help you learn to understand the behaviors and patterns of students who struggle in school. Learn more about and register for Defusing Disruptive Behaviors.
Advanced Tiers Forum, held on July 16-18 in Charlottesville, is designed for all school teams who have completed Tier 1 training and have a TFI implementation score of 70 or more. Talk to your Division Coordinator and VTSS Systems Coaches about whether this event is right for your team. Learn more about and register for Advanced Tiers Forum.

Formed Families Forward Videos

In partnership with Formed Families Forward, a community parent resource center, the VTSS produced a set of three brief trauma training videos designed for wide use by educator and family audiences. The videos focus on building trauma awareness, responding to trauma and traumatic stress, and supporting trauma-sensitive schools.
Three additional family engagement videos were created to highlight specific strategies for school teams to consider as they build momentum around family-school partnerships and strengthen skills to meaningfully engage families in multi-tiered systems.
You can also check out our Community resources page for the link to the videos and related resources.

VTSS in the News!

At the Advanced Tiers Forum in Charlottesville, NBC Channel 29 interviewed Maribel Saimre, School Psychology Specialist for the Virginia Department of Education. Please click here to see the story that was broadcast.

Classrooms Not Courtrooms – 2017

The Virginia Department of Education offered the Second Annual Classrooms Not Courtrooms: School Discipline and the Achievement Gap Institute at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on July 24-25, 2017. Please check out the pull-down link under “Professional Learning” for resources and more!