Students may continue to engage in MCPS SSL opportunities, including traditional in-person opportunities and select virtual/remote opportunities that follow the temporarily amended guidelines posted on the MCPS SSL webpage (www.mcps-ssl.org). All nonprofit-hosted SSL opportunities can be found on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center (MCVC) website (www.montgomeryserves.org); these opportunities will be tagged with the blue MCPS SSL banner and graduation cap icon. Students may also directly access nonprofit-hosted MCPS SSL opportunities at https://bit.ly/SSLOpportunities and https://bit.ly/VirtualSSL2020.
All SSL Activity Verification Forms (Form 560-51 - https://bit.ly/SSLReflection) should be emailed to your school’s SSL coordinator throughout the school year. All SSL forms for service completed after June 1, 2019 (Summer 2019, the 2019-2020 school year, Summer 2020, and the 2020-2021 school year) must be submitted by the required deadline of June 4, 2021. To view a student’s SSL record on Student/ParentVUE, please follow the step-by-step directions provided at https://bit.ly/SSLonVUE.
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 submit the form for review two weeks prior to service. For in-person service, please email the request to your school’s SSL coordinator; for virtual/remote service, please email the request to SSL@mcpsmd.org.
To learn more about the current state of the MCPS SSL program, please view our program overview at https://bit.ly/SSLOverview2020 and our temporarily established virtual/remote guidelines at https://bit.ly/VirtualSSLGuidelines. If you have any questions, please email your school’s SSL coordinator or the MCPS SSL office at SSL@mcpsmd.org. A full list of SSL coordinators can be found at https://bit.ly/SSLCoordinatorsMS and https://bit.ly/SSLCoordinatorsHS. Thank you!
- Montgomery County Youth Town Hall - October 28, 2020 (7:00 - 8:30 PM) - MCPS SMOB, Mr. Nick Asante, will host the annual Montgomery County Youth Town Hall with the County Council. Students will be able to participate by sharing questions live. Students may earn SSL hours for attending and participating in follow-up advocacy action. Link will be shared soon! Live Streamed on Youtube @MoCoCouncilMD
- MCPS Mental Health Week - October 26-31, 2020 - Students will have opportunities to earn SSL hours for attending virtual workshops/breakout sessions and participating in follow-up advocacy action. Stay tuned for additional details!
- The Choose Respect Video Contest is now open! This year, students may earn 10 SSL hours for quality video submissions. Interested students may view additional information at https://bit.ly/respect2021.
- Student-to-Student Extracurricular Series – MCPS is seeking students interested in developing a video presentation with either a leadership moment or extracurricular skill to inspire, teach, and share with their MCPS peers and the greater MCPS community. Students may earn 10 SSL hours for successful submission of all items identified in the Student-To-Student Extracurricular Series Form.