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ELO/SAIL EXTENDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIESUPDATE 4/20/21: MCPS will not be recruiting student volunteers to assist with the Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) summer programs for 2021. Students may continue to engage in other MCPS SSL opportunities during the summer, including select virtual/remote opportunities that follow the temporarily amended SSL guidelines. All MCPS SSL opportunities can be found at https://bit.ly/VirtualSSL2020 and https://bit.ly/SSLOpportunities. These opportunities will be tagged with the blue MCPS SSL banner and graduation cap icon.To learn more about the MCPS SSL program, please view our SSL program overview. If you have questions, please email the MCPS SSL office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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We are 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. Learn more
All nonprofit-hosted SSL opportunities can be found on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center (MCVC) website. These opportunities are tagged with the blue MCPS SSL banner and graduation cap icon. Students may also directly access nonprofit-hosted MCPS SSL opportunities at bit.ly/SSLOpportunities and bit.ly/VirtualSSL2020.
NEW TEMPORARY AMENDED SSL INFORMATIONMCPS SSL Guidelines for Virtual/Remote SSL Opportunities
IMPORTANT: The Maryland State Board of Education met on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 and approved the State Superintendent’s waiver for the Student Service Learning requirement for seniors who have not met the requirements.
To meet the service-learning needs of our students during this time period, students may temporarily earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours for virtual/remote service completed from home under the sponsorship of an approved nonprofit organization or MCPS school staff member. Students may engage in designated virtual/remote MCPS SSL opportunities through the summer of 2021 and until the end of the 2021-2022 school year. The new guidelines have been created to ensure that any virtual/remote service during this time maintains the safety and privacy of our students and adheres to the proper supervision and monitoring needed for SSL as a state graduation requirement.
Middle school and high school students may continue earning SSL hours towards their SSL graduation requirement by engaging in SSL opportunities during the summer, including traditional in-person opportunities and select virtual/remote opportunities that follow the temporarily amended guidelines. Rising sixth-grade students may begin participating in SSL opportunities starting on June 17, 2021. Please refer to important information about the MCPS SSL program provided below:
Reminder: All SSL forms for service completed after June 1, 2019, should be submitted to the school’s SSL coordinator when students return to school for the 2021-2022 school year:
If you have any questions about the SSL program during the summer, please email the MCPS SSL office at SSL@mcpsmd.org. If you have any questions about the SSL program during the school year, please email your school’s SSL coordinator.
Want to learn more? See this presentation detailing the state of Maryland and MCPS requirements for SSL, how students can earn SSL hours, how students can access virtual/remote opportunities while schools are closed, and an overview of the MCPS SSL program and its resources.
All SSL Forms for service completed any time during the current school year and the summer before the current school year are REQUIRED to be submitted to the school SSL coordinator no later than the first Friday in June.
Nonprofit organizations that are not identified with a graduation cap on the Montgomery County Volunteer Center (MCVC) website require pre-approval.
The MCPS Form 560-50, Individual Student Service Learning Request, must be submitted and approved by the school-based SSL Coordinator in advance of service for any in-person service. For any virtual/remote service, students must submit the MCPS Form 560-50, Individual Student Service Learning Request to SSL@mcpsmd.org. All pre-approval requests must be submitted in a timely manner. There is a two-week allowance for SSL Coordinators to review the request for approval or denial based on compliance with MCPS SSL Program.
During the summer, all pre-approval requests may be submitted to the SSL Dropbox at SSL@mcpsmd.org.
Students do not use student_ID@mcpsmd.net as your contact information when registering. Use another email or phone number.
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