Student Service Learning (SSL)

Please visit the MCPS SSL Webpage here

 

A Message from LMS School Counselor Mr Hardy (June 2020)

Students may continue to engage in MCPS SSL opportunities during the summer, including select virtual/remote opportunities that follow the temporarily amended guidelines posted on the MCPS SSL webpage (www.mcps-ssl.org). All SSL opportunities can be found on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center website (www.montgomeryserves.org); these opportunities will be tagged with the blue MCPS SSL banner and graduation cap icon. For individual approval to engage in service opportunities not listed on the MCVC website, students should complete MCPS Form 560-50 (https://bit.ly/SSLPreApproval) and email the request to ssl@mcpsmd.org. To learn more about the MCPS SSL program, please view our program overview at https://bit.ly/SSLOverview2020

After June 15th, students should hold on to any SSL forms and turn them into the counseling office in the fall. 

Loiederman will accept any SSL forms that students were unable to turn in at the end of the 2019-2020 school year, as well as any SSL forms for service completed during the summer of 2020. If you have any questions, please email Mr. Hardy, Chester_L_Hardy@mcpsmd.org or the MCPS SSL office at ssl@mcpsmd.org. Thank you!

 

Los estudiantes pueden continuar participando en las oportunidades SSL de MCPS durante el verano, incluidas las oportunidades virtuales/remotas seleccionadas que siguen las pautas modificadas temporalmente publicadas en la página web de MCPS SSL (www.mcps-ssl.org). Todas las oportunidades de SSL se pueden encontrar en el sitio web del Centro de Voluntarios del Condado de Montgomery (www.montgomeryserves.org); Estas oportunidades se etiquetarán con el rótulo azul MCPS SSL y el icono de gorra de graduación. Para obtener la aprobación individual para participar en oportunidades de servicio que no figuran en el sitio web de MCVC, los estudiantes deben completar el Formulario 560-50 de MCPS (https://bit.ly/SSLPreApproval) y enviar la solicitud por correo electrónico a ssl@mcpsmd.org. Para obtener más información sobre el programa SSL de MCPS, consulte nuestra descripción general del programa en https://bit.ly/SSLOverview2020.

Después del 15 de junio, los estudiantes deben conservar cualquier formulario SSL y entregarlo en la oficina de consejeria en el otoño.

Loiederman aceptará cualquier formulario SSL que los estudiantes no pudieron entregar al final del año escolar 2019-2020, así como cualquier formulario SSL para el servicio completado durante el verano de 2020. Si tiene alguna pregunta, envíe un correo electrónico al Sr. Hardy, Chester_L_Hardy@mcpsmd.org o la oficina de MCPS SSL en ssl@mcpsmd.org. ¡Gracias!

 

SSL Notes & Tips

  • Local, State, and National elections provide opportunities for students to be involved in the political process.  Political organizations and opportunities identified with a graduation cap icon cap .  Any service provided to an individual running for public office requires MCPS Form 560-50, Request for SSL Preapproval granted in advance.

  • Remember:  SSL is a graduation requirement.  SSL along with all other requirements must be met for a high school diploma to be awarded.

  • Spring Break is a good time to get involved in service, address real needs in the community, while gaining knowledge, developing skills, and earning SSL hours in a meaningful way.

  • Seniors who have documented 260 or more SSL hours by the first Friday in April will be awarded a Certificate of Meritorious Service. 

  • Middle School students enrolled in Grade 6 science, Grade 7 English, and Grade 8 social studies may have opportunities to engage in service-learning activities during the instructional day.  Verification of service in these courses is required using MCPS Form 560-51, Student Service Learning Activity Verification.

  • All forms required to document SSL are found on the website https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/forms/pdf/560-51.pdf or at any middle or high school.  Completed forms become part of each student’s record.

  • All service for which SSL hours are awarded must be performed in a public place.  The only exception to this is students may earn SSL hours by making bag lunches at home and delivering them to a county homeless shelter.  SSL hours are awarded based on the number of meals delivered.