Please turn in all SSL forms to the main office when we return to school in the fall.
Be sure to listen to announcements and check back here for important deadlines.
SSL Coordinators: Lelah Wilkerson & Danielle Murray
 
SSL Full Details are now available in Student/ParentVUE - parents and students can now see each of the detailed entry lines from their student's full SSL record. Updated directions are available at the following link: https://bit.ly/SSLonVUE

SSL Information

SSL Deadlines

  • Service completed during the summer – recommended by the last Friday in September 
  • Service completed during the summer and 1st semester – recommended by the first Friday in January
  • Service completed during the summer, 1st semester, and 2nd semester to be recognized for the Superintendent’s SSL Award – recommended by the first Friday in April
  • Service completed during the summer, 1st semester, and 2nd semester – REQUIRED by the first Friday in June  

SSL Opportunities

Santa's Workshop: Damascus Community Recreation Center is having Santa's Workshop during the week of December 6th - 9th. This event is an opportunity for students to earn service hours.  The BIG Event is Saturday December 11th from 1PM - 5PM, including Iceless Ice Skating, Snowball Fight, and Holiday Crafts. Flyer
 
MCPS Mental Health Awareness Week - November 8-13, 2021 - Middle school and high school students will have opportunities to earn up to 11 SSL hours total during this year’s MCPS Mental Health Awareness Week! Live virtual events will take place on Tuesday, 11/9, Thursday, 11/11, and Saturday, 11/13 -- each of these three events will serve as 2-hour SSL opportunities for students! In addition, students may also earn up to 5 SSL hours for viewing videos tagged as SSL and participating in follow-up advocacy action throughout the week! To view the full schedule and learn more about the SSL opportunities offered, please visit https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/mental-health/fair/index.aspx
 
Show Us Your Hope - Deadline: November 19, 2021 - MCPS is seeking students interested in creating a video, presentation, artwork, poetry, song, music, and other representations of hope from their culture, heritage, family background, and/or identity to include in our upcoming “Celebrating Our Voices of Hope” virtual event. Successful completion and submission of the Show Us Your Hope plan by November 19, 2021, will earn students 10 SSL hours. Interested students may view additional information at https://bit.ly/3uZWJ81

Summer SSL Pre-Approval Requests

If you are looking to get pre-approval for service over the summer, follow the steps listed below:

MCPS SSL Guidelines

  • The Girl Scout Council Of The Nation's Capital  and The Boy Scouts Of America, National Capital Area Council are MCPS SSL approved organizations as indicated on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center website:  
  • MCPS students may earn SSL hours for the approved activities that are listed in this organization’s profile in the “SSL Not Recruiting” section at the bottom of the page. Only service activities that benefit the greater community are eligible for SSL hours. Any troop activities that exclusively benefits a troop (such as den/troop meetings, recognition events, team building activities, or supporting other local troops) are not eligible for SSL hours.

Wilson Wims ES SSL Opportunities

Wilson Wims ES uses a lot of SSL kids for their events! Sign up if you are interested in volunteering at their events using the link provided: http://www.wwespta.org/#!ssl-sign-up/lnz66