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It's a different website!

Effective October 6, 2020, the new home for the Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports (VTSS) is "vtss-ric.vcu.edu." We have moved onto a different platform and seized the opportunity to make some structural changes as well, including adding overviews to the "Implementers" and "Professional Learning" home pages. Please change any bookmarks to the new URL. 

It was our intent to make this site more user-friendly and streamlined. So, send us a line or comment on our Twitter account (at the bottom of this page) to let us know how we did!

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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.

Virginia Department of Education

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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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 or visit the CoP webinar calendar page, which provides an overall view of our schedule and links to the webinars by category.

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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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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.

Upcoming events

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