Magnet News

August 6, 2021

Welcome Back!

Hi Magnet Family!


It has been wonderful to have our students with us for the first A and B days of the school year. Thank you everyone for working together to make it a great start to school. We continue the celebration with our first full week of classes and a great week of programming planned by Student Council. Please see our Back to School Week (BTSW) Newsletter below for more info!


The Magnet News will be your primary source for Magnet announcements throughout the year. Each issue will be emailed to students and parents. It is also posted on our school's website, twitter and Facebook page. Today's edition has lots of great information via text and embedded videos, so please review it together as a family.


Thanks for your support this school year!

Mrs. Baskett

A Peek Inside our 1st Days Back!

Welcome Back Magnet!

Student Council kicks off Back to School Week 2021 Monday! Watch the newsletter video below for more information about this awesome Magnet Tradition!

BTSW 2021 Newsletter

Meet the Team Magnet Faculty

Meet Team Magnet Fall 2021
Rockdale Magnet Fund Open House 2021

Family-Student Handbook

The 2021-2022 Family-Student Handbook is available on the RMSST website at this link.

Please review the handbook together for important information on contact information, events, procedures, and more. Students who have not yet returned their signature page should turn it in to their science teacher by Thursday, August 12th.

Follow the RCPS Dress Code

After so many months of virtual and hybrid school, we recognize that it will be an adjustment for students returning to school. Please be reminded that students are expected to follow the RCPS dress code, accessible at this district link, at all times on campus.

VIRTUAL Family-Student Meeting for Seniors this Thursday!

Attention Class of 2022 Students and Families!


Our College Planning meeting will be held virtually via Microsoft Teams this Thursday, August 12th from 6-7:30pm. Join us via this Meeting Link at 6pm. We ask that every student and at least one adult from each family attend. We are excited to jump start the college application process together!

Save the Dates!

  • 12th Grade Family-Student Workshop- Thursday, August 12
  • Panda Express Spirit Night for Fund – Tuesday, August 17
  • 12th grade College Readiness Retreat- Friday, August 27
  • 9th grade Transition to High School Meeting- Thursday, September 2
  • 11 Acts of Kindness Day @ RMSST- Friday, September 10
  • Magnet Fund Drive In Move Night – Friday, September 10
  • 10th Grade Family-Student Workshop- Thursday, September 23
  • 11th Grade Family-Student Workshop- Thursday, October 14

Health & Safety Information

Wearing masks, frequent hand washing, and social distance are 3 key mitigation measures to keep our Magnet Family safe. Remember, Magnet keeps Magnet safe! Let's support one another as we implement new routines for safety.


Masks

-Masks are required for all staff and students.

-Masks include non-medical and medical grade disposable face masks and cloth face coverings (over the nose and mouth).

-Masks shall be worn in the classroom and all common areas such as hallways, restrooms, and buses. Lunch is the only approved time when masks can be removed while a student is eating.

-Full face shields are optional but cannot be used in place of a mask.

-Students and staff will provide their own face coverings and face shields that adhere to the district’s dress code. If students arrive at school without a mask then one will be given to them.


Personal Health

-Parents must monitor the health of their children and keep sick children at home.

-Staff must monitor their own health and stay home when sick.

-Students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 (symptomatic or asymptomatic) must remain at home for the length of time recommended by the Public Health Department. Please contact our school’s primary contact tracer, Mrs. Amanda Baskett, should you test positive or show symptoms.

-Clinic Aides are trained to identify the symptoms of COVID-19 and will immediately isolate students with these symptoms. Parents will be required to pick up sick children immediately from school. In the event a parent cannot be reached, the emergency contact for the student will be called.


Hand washing & Sanitizer Stations

-Sanitizer stations will be placed throughout the building to encourage students to sanitize their hands upon entry.

-Hand sanitizing and proper hand hygiene will be discussed on a regular basis via morning announcements and classroom activities.

-Signage will be posted throughout the building to remind students and staff of proper hand hygiene.

Free COVID-19 Testing

RCPS continues to offer free COVID-19 testing for students and their parents over the next several weeks. We do ask that you pre-register a day in advance by going to www.freecovidtesting.us and selecting Registration, then Covid testing, then Rockdale County Schools. This site will make you choose an appointment time, however testing is actually on a first come-first served basis on the dates and at the locations below.


August 9 Salem High School (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.).

August 11 Salem High School (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.).

August 16 Rockdale County High School (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.).

August 23 Rockdale County High School (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.).

August 30 Heritage High School (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.).

September 8 Heritage High School (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.)


For all the details including the full schedule of dates, times and locations, please visit our website at www.rockdaleschools.org/covid19testing

Register for Kids Doc on Wheels

Parents, please remember to enroll in Kids Doc on Wheels through the Infinite Campus Parent Portal. In the Parent Portal you select TODAY on the left side bar, then under Documents Need Attention you will see the enrollment form. By enrolling now, you will be able to access telehealth and on-site services when you need them.

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.