Student Service Learning (SSL) Hours at Ridgeview Middle School

Earn SSL Hours by Participating in a
Hispanic Heritage Activity
from home!
9/15-10/15 2023

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Click here for the table for SSL deadlines!


Join our RMS SSL Canvas page!  Click on this link to enroll and receive updates for SSL this year as well as access ideas for volunteering.  Parents and students are welcome! 



SSL Opportunities, Resources, Forms & Contacts


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2023-2024 SSL Opportunities

Turkey Chase 2023

Youth & Government Teen Civics Program

The Therapeutic and Recreational Riding Center on Shady Lane
in Glenwood, Howard County, MD SSL Opportunity


GYC & Gaithersburg Public Library SSL Opportunity


Get your service learning hours while helping others in the weekly “Reading Buddies” service program sponsored by GYC. You will be reading books/stories to an individual or group of children at the Gaithersburg Public Library.

The “Reading Buddies” program started12/5/22 and continues every Monday throughout the school year. You do NOT have to participate every Monday- just as often as you’d like! Permission forms can be found in the media center or HERE.

Click here for an SSL Overview Presentation


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 ( 

 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):

Virtual/remote opportunities:

For additional tips on how to search for opportunities, please go to 

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.

To view the MCPS SSL guidelines for virtual/remote service, please visit

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 Click here for form ! Turn in completed forms to your school’s SSL coordinator. 

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 to

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

MCPS SSL Program Overview

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

MCPS SSL Program Overview may be found at  

MCPS SSL Hub for Students 

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

Check out SSL forms, resources, and guidelines at 


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


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

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

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


Most Important Form

SSL Verification Form 560-51


SSL Coordinator Contact
Mrs. Meszaros