Student Service Learning (SSL) Hours at Ridgeview Middle School

 

Please make sure you read any statements from Montgomery County Public Schools in response to questions about SSL hours during the current health crisis.

 

SSL Opportunities, Resources, Forms & Contacts


Click here for an SSL Overview Presentation

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Student Service Learning Graduation Requirement
Summer is a wonderful time for students to engage in SSL opportunities and earn SSL hours towards meeting the 75-hour state graduation requirement! 

Middle school and high school students should continue earning SSL hours towards their SSL graduation requirement by engaging in SSL opportunities over the summer, including traditional in-person opportunities and select virtual/remote opportunities that follow the guidelines posted on the MCPS SSL webpage (www.mcps-ssl.org). 

Current fifth-grade students may begin participating in SSL opportunities starting June 18, 2022!

 Please review the following important information for the MCPS SSL program:

Nonprofit-Hosted SSL Opportunities

MCPS SSL organizations and opportunities are tagged with the blue MCPS SSL banner and graduation cap icon on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center (MCVC) website

Many nonprofit-hosted in-person and virtual/remote SSL opportunities have already been posted for the summer!

All opportunities (including in-person): https://bit.ly/SSLOpportunities

Virtual/remote opportunities:

https://bit.ly/VirtualSSL2020


For additional tips on how to search for opportunities, please go to https://bit.ly/SSLSearchTips 

MCPS SSL Guidelines for Virtual/Remote Service

Students may continue to earn SSL hours for select virtual/remote service completed from home under the sponsorship of an approved nonprofit organization or MCPS staff member.

To continue offering an array of SSL opportunities to students, MCPS will continue to allow nonprofit organizations and schools to host virtual/remote SSL opportunities for students beyond the 2021-2022 school year and moving forward.  

To view the MCPS SSL guidelines for virtual/remote service, please visit https://bit.ly/VirtualSSLGuidelines.

Students may also continue to earn SSL hours for traditional in-person opportunities under direct supervision of a nonprofit representative or MCPS staff member in a public space.

MCPS Form 560-51:

SSL Activity Verification Form

Used to verify and document SSL hours after service is completed

Student and supervisor must complete the form

SSL Activity Verification Forms (https://bit.ly/SSLReflection) for service completed after June 1, 2022, should be turned into your school’s SSL coordinator when schools resume in the fall.

 

Please note that after the 2021-2022 school year, SSL forms will no longer be accepted for service completed prior to June 1, 2022.

MCPS Form 560-50:

Individual SSL Request Form

Used to obtain pre-approval prior to service with a nonprofit organization not listed on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center (MCVC) website

To request pre-approval for service to be completed during the summer, please complete and submit https://bit.ly/SSLPreApproval to SSL@mcpsmd.org

Student SSL Records on Student/ParentVUE

Step-by-step directions for viewing a student’s full SSL record

Step-by-step directions may be found at https://bit.ly/SSLonVUE

MCPS SSL Program Overview

Complete overview of SSL requirements, guidelines, process, awards, and forms

MCPS SSL Program Overview may be found at https://bit.ly/SSLOverview2020  

MCPS SSL Hub for Students 

Find SSL forms, translated resources, SSL guidelines, and much more!

Check out SSL forms, resources, and guidelines at https://bit.ly/SSLHubMCPS 

 

If you have any questions about the SSL program during the summer, please email the MCPS SSL office at SSL@mcpsmd.org. Thank you!

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Ridgeview SSL Coordinator School Year Information

For individual approval to engage in service opportunities not listed on the MCVC website, students should complete MCPS Form 560-50 and submit the form for review two weeks prior to service. For in-person service, submit forms to the bins in guidance, the main office or outside of room 221. If you have any questions, seek and ask Mrs. Meszaros, RMS SSL coordinator. 

Here is how one checks on SSL hours on Student/Parent Vue.

All SSL Activity Verification Forms (Form 560-51) should be completed, and delivered in person to the RMS SSl coordinator, Mrs. Meszaros
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Here are is a flow chart that may help students better understand MCPS student Student Service Learning (SSL) program. 

English:  Flowchart in color     
Flowchart in Black & White

Programa de Aprendizaje Mediante Servicio Estudiantil (Student Service Learning-SSL) de Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS)

Español:  diagrama de flujo en color   
  diagrama de flujoen en blanco y negro
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For SSL hours to be reflected on a student’s report card, please submit all SSL forms by the recommended due dates.

To learn more about the MCPS SSL program, please view our program overview here If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Meszaros or the MCPS SSL office at ssl@mcpsmd.org.

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Most Important Form

SSL Verification Form 560-51

 

SSL Coordinator Contact
Mrs. Meszaros