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Virginia Tiered Systems of Supports

Virginia Department of Education

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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.

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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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New Training Modules on Trauma Sensitivity!

Is your division or school ready to take a deep dive into developing Trauma-Sensitive Schools? Whether you are already implementing components or are starting from the beginning, VTSS has a set of engaging and practical learning modules each focusing on what we believe are essential areas for effective and efficient training of Trauma-Sensitive Schools. Find out more on the Trauma Learning Modules home page.

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Events

VTSS is excited to continue offering you virtual professional learning opportunities this year. As with our winter, spring and summer training events, we will be using the virtual platform of Zoom. Make sure that you have the latest version of Zoom in order to have the maximum experience available. This live experience will connect you with your teams and provide valuable learning and activities to continue the work.

Check out our complete listing of upcoming events. Clicking on an event will allow you to register through Eventbrite. Be sure to check out the registration deadlines; registration will be closed three weeks prior to the event so the training teams can better prepare for your virtual arrival!

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New Training Video for Building Education Equity through Family Engagement

Body of spotlight: Improving educational equity is critical to improving outcomes for every student. VTSS family partner Formed Families Forward has produced a new video for sharing with staff and family members.  Promoting Equity in Education Through Family Engagement is a 10 minute video that uses family and educator voice to offer practical strategies for building educational equity through strong family-school partnerships. The video and accompanying fact sheet show how VTSS’s 6 components of family engagement in multi-tiered systems can be leveraged to increase equitable opportunities in schools and communities.

A great tool for professional learning, share with your staff and family partners!

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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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