Magnet News

May 19, 2022

Summer Programs @ RMSST

Limited spots available for FREE Summer Programs at Magnet - Click images below to sign up by May 31st!

Encourage Current 3rd-7th Graders To Sign Up For Summer STEAM Camp - Deadline is tomorrow Friday, May 20th

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Awards & Celebrations

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Class of 2022 offered $10,340,482 in Merit Based Scholarship! Watch their Tribute video below to learn about their college plans & accepted scholarships.

RMSST Class of 2022 Senior Tribute

Recording of Magnet Senior Banquet 2022 available

Rockdale Magnet Banquet 2022

Class of 2022 Billboard Celebration Schedule


The schedule below is when the Classes of 2022 will appear on the local electronic billboard. The address is 1385 Iris Dr. SE, Conyers, GA 30013, it is the east facing display, or the one viewed on the left side of the interstate traveling westbound.

RCHS/RMSST – Monday, May 23 & Thursday, May 26

All high schools will run Saturday, May 28 so students and parents can go by if they didn’t see it prior to that day.

Congratulations to our 2022 Teacher of the Year- Ms. Kennen!

Science Team earns top 12 recognition at National Ocean Sciences Bowl

The RMSST Science team has had 5 students competing virtually at NOSB Nationals over the last two weeks with the final round of competition taking place last Sunday morning.

Captain Elizabeth Huynh and team members, Hector Aguirre, Duc Le, Sydney Moodie, and Jackson Meyers, performed wonderfully in this year’s competition. They had our school’s best ever score on the Science Expert Briefing part of the competition and, for the first time, finished in the top 12 after the buzzer and team challenge question rounds, advancing to the elimination rounds. Their final placement was in the 9th -12th place group so they will be receiving some small prizes from the Consortium for Ocean Leadership. Congratulations to these students and their awesome coach Ms. Diana Kennen!

End of Year Student & Parent Information

Your feedback is needed on technology at Magnet via BrightBytes Surveys

Take 5 minutes to help our school make technology decisions. This is an anonymous survey regarding your technology use. It will take approximately 5 minutes to complete. Your answers are very important!


The link for Parents is available here.


The link for Students is http://www.bbyt.es/XV8EU

Final Exam Schedules and Exemption Information - Exemption forms due at noon on Friday, May 20th

Students and Families- Please review the exam & exemption letter linked below for information on your final exam schedule and the exam exemption procedure. All exam exemption forms are due Friday, May 20th at 12 noon.


9th-11th grade Exam & Exemption Information

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No Extended Tutorial Next week at Magnet -Tutor.com is still available on demand for free as you prepare for exams!

Wednesday, May 18th was the last extended tutorial for this school year.


Reminder: Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) and Tutor.com, one of the world’s largest online tutoring services, have partnered to provide live, online tutoring services for RCPS students. Students can access Tutor.com through the ClassLink landing page in any internet browser on their school-issued laptop or device, which will automatically sign in the student to their account. Or they can visit https://launchpad.classlink.com/rockdale.

Internship Interview Day was a success as 11th grade students interviewed with 30+ business & community leaders

English Teachers will be releasing all summer reading info next week- please sign the confirmation form promptly

AP Summer Reading Information

Students taking AP English Language or AP English Literature must complete summer reading in preparation for their courses in the fall. Please reference the posters below for information regarding book titles, due dates, required assignments, and teacher contacts.
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Summer RVC Courses Now Open for Registration

Every year, courses are offered online through Rockdale Virtual Campus (RVC) during the summer, giving students the opportunity to advance through the coursework. For more information on courses offered, payment options, and registration, please refer to the following link: Available Courses - Rockdale Virtual Campus (rockdaleschools.org) or to the flyer below!
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Updates & Announcements

Submitting Excuse Notes & Limiting Unexcused Absences

Excuse notes can be brought to Magnet’s front office or submitted via email to

MagnetOffice@rockdale.k12.ga.us . Please note that excuse notes must be submitted within 3 days of your student’s return to school.


Students must stay home if they are sick and stay home until they have been fever free for a minimum of 24 hours. Additionally, students and staff are required to isolate for 10 days when they receive a positive COVID-19 test.


While understanding it is key to stay home if a student is sick, we also need your partnership in limiting or eliminating unexcused absences. Students, you will not be eligible to exempt your Spring final exams if you have more than 3 unexcused absences. Please ensure that you are coming to school on all days that you are able.

Free & Reduced Meals Application is Open

The Free and Reduced Meals application is now open for all families. Please be aware that state and federal programs may use the RCPS Free and Reduced Meals eligibility to determine who qualifies for assistance through those programs not associated with Rockdale County Public Schools. For this reason, we encourage you to fill out the RCPS Free and Reduced Meals application which is located on our website under District Announcements. Families have until May 27th to complete the application which may be used for benefits given during the next school year. This will not change anything for previously determined benefits and is not needed for meals during the current school year which are provided at no cost to all students. Again, this may determine your eligibility for benefits outside of RCPS that are provided by state and federal programs.

Free and Reduced Meal Application - Rockdale County Public Schools (rockdaleschools.org)

Safety Reminders & COVID-19 Testing

While parents can now opt their student out of required mask wearing, we will continue with the following mitigation measures: frequent handwashing and use of hand sanitizer, social distancing when feasible, contact tracing, requiring students and staff to isolate for 10 days when they receive a positive COVID-19 test, and requiring students and staff to quarantine when identified as a close contact. Mrs. Baskett is our primary contact tracer at Magnet. Please reach out via email at abaskett@rockdale.k12.ga.us or by phone at 770-483-8737 if your student has a positive COVID-19 test or has been identified as a close contact.


Also, RCPS continues to offer free COVID testing Monday through Thursday along with free vaccine events. To learn more about contact tracing, isolation and quarantine guidance, testing and vaccines, please visit the district website at www.rockdaleschools.org and click on the COVID tab at the top of the page. Thank you for doing your part to keep our students and staff healthy!

You are not alone. Help is in your hand! When life is making you lonely or feel that no one understands, let your fingers do the talking for you. Use your phone to CHAT, TEXT, or CALL anytime, day or night, to reach a mental health professional for support.   • Download the MyGCAL app for your Android or Apple device to access assistance 24/7, 365 days a year!  • Touch CHAT, TEXT or CALL in the app to receive immediate support from a caring GCAL professional including licensed clinicians.  • Or call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225.  MyGCAL is specifically designed for Georgia’s youth to get help in times of need.  You are not alone... click or call the Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225. #NotAloneRCPS No estás solo. ¡La ayuda está en tu mano! Cuando la vida te esté haciendo sentir solo o sintiendo que nadie entiende, deja que tus dedos hablen por ti. Utiliza tu teléfono para CHAT, TEXTO, o LLAMADA en cualquier momento, de día o de noche, para ponerte en contacto con un profesional de salud mental para obtener apoyo.   • Descarga la aplicación MyGCAL para tu dispositivo Android o Apple para acceder a la asistencia 24/7, 365 días al año!  • Toqua CHAT, TEXTO o LLAMADA en la aplicación para recibir el apoyo inmediato de un profesional de GCAL, incluye médicos con licencia.  • O llama a la Línea de Crisis y Acceso de Georgia (GCAL) al 1-800-715-4225.  MyGCAL está diseñado específicamente para que los jóvenes de Georgia obtengan ayuda en momentos de necesidad.  No estás solo... haga clic o llame a la Línea de Crisis y Acceso de Georgia (GCAL) al 1-800-715-4225. #NotAloneRCPS
RMSST Clubs & Teams Instagram handles. Please see Mrs. Baskett or club sponsors for additional information if needed.

PBIS School Wide Rules with RCHS

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Be On time

Be Ready to Learn

Rockdale Magnet School Mission

The mission of RMSST, a specialized research-focused learning community, is to foster and produce students who think ethically, critically, and independently while excelling in competitive academic environments and demonstrating high standards and expectations.