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EMERGENCY MESSAGE: 3/20/2018 at 4:45 AM -- Refresh page to update message

Update: Montgomery County Public Schools and all administrative offices are closed today (March 21) due to emergency weather conditions. All school and community activities in school buildings are canceled.

MENSAJES DE EMERGENCIA: 3/20/2018, 4:45 AM -- Refresque la página para actualizar mensaje

Actualización: Todas las Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Montgomery y oficinas administrativas están cerradas hoy 21 de marzo debido a las condiciones del tiempo. Todas las actividades escolares y comunitarias en los edificios escolares quedan canceladas.

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For Nonprofit Organizations

  • All service for which SSL hours are awarded must be performed with approved nonprofit tax exempt organizations.
  • Adults (not relatives of students) representing the approved organization must supervise secular opportunities that address real community need in public places.
  • Must award 1 SSL hour for every hour of service in the community earned outside of the instructional school day.  Maximum of 8 hours within a 24-hour period.
  • Must cover the 3 phases of SSL: Preparation, Action, and Reflection
  • Must verify student service and learning by reading student sections of MCPS Form 560-51, Student Service Learning Activity Verification before completing the Organization information (hours provided, activities, supervisor signature etc.).
  • Must not provide opportunities that involve door-to-door canvassing or telephone solicitation.
  • Must not provide financial compensation to students for their service.
  • Must not award SSL hours for involvement in opportunities that occur in *private residences.
  • Must not permit discrimination or harassment of any kind.

*Students may earn SSL hours for preparing meals in their homes for later delivery to community shelters sponsored by the Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless and Interfaith Works. 

For comprehensive information regarding the MCPS SSL Plan, please go to Montgomery County Volunteer Center or speak with the SSL coordinator in any middle or high school.


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