Magnet News

September 30, 2021

Upcoming Deadlines & Events for Parents/Families

Student Awards & Recognitions

Upcoming Magnet Events & Activities

Families & Students: Sign up to run or sponsor Monster Dash by October 18th!

Sign up for the 10th Annual Magnet MONSTER DASH 5K! Students who register now will be qualified to win 2 tickets to see the Atlanta FALCONS or the Atlanta HAWKS. The race will be held Friday, October 29th at Reid Stadium and is $20 for students and $25 for adult. Register by October 18th to be guaranteed a spot and a tshirt. You must register in advance to participate.


The Rockdale Magnet School Monster Dash is a 5k that raises funds for our school, promotes community fellowship and encourages fitness for our students. Register today at this Monster Dash link!


This year the Monster Dash will be an in-person event with a virtual component as well. Participants can complete the run in-person on Friday, October 29 at the RCHS stadium track.starting at 6:00pm. They may also run virtually at any time they choose from October 29th until October 31st.


Don't miss Student Council's Monster Dash Promo Video available at this link!

Students: Fall Ball Tickets go on sale Monday, October 11th!

Please watch the video below for more information about our upcoming Fall Ball planned for November 13th. Tickets will be limited to 150 participants with seniors having the first opportunity to purchase starting at 7:30am the Monday after break using the link below.

https://rockdale-magnet-fund.ticketleap.com/magnet-fall-ball/dates/Nov-13-2021_at_0600PM
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Donate $3 to support Children's Healthcare of Altanta and receive a cape day pass to wear a cape during school on Friday, October 15th   Purchase your pass from 7:30am-7:55am in the Cafetorium after break. Please bring exact change.

RVC Virtual Tutorials

RVC is providing online tutorials in Math, Science, and Spanish. Students can access the sessions by using the link ROCKDALE SOS TUTORIALS. This is an additional tool for student support.
Image of a computer with the following text below it: Monday, Oct 4th = LIVE A Day Classes  Meet with Teachers via teams. TUESday, Oct 5th = ASynchronous Learning Lessons posted on itsLearning.

Virtual Learning Days on Monday & Tuesday

Please note that our upcoming virtual learning days on October 4th and October 5th will include two different formats. On Monday, October 4th, students will meet with each of their A day classes live via Teams using the schedule below share further down in this newsletter.


On Tuesday, October 5th students will complete asynchronous lessons that their B day teachers post on itsLearning as teachers will be participating in professional learning all day. All assignments must be submitted by no later than Sunday, October 10th at 11:59pm for student attendance to be counted as present.

Schedule for Monday October 4th 1st Block  8:05am - 9:35am 2nd Block  9:45am - 11:15am 3rd Block & Lunch*  11:15am - 1:25 pm   4th Block   1:35pm - 3:05pm

Magnet Events- Save the Dates!

  • Synchronous Virtual Learning Day- Monday, October 4th
  • Asynchronous Independent Learning Day- Tuesday, October 5th
  • School Office & Building closed for Fall Break- October 6th-8th
  • PSAT Test for 9th-11th Grades- Wednesday, October 13th
  • 11th Grade Family-Student Workshop- Thursday, October 14
  • Cape Day Celebration for Children's Healthcare- Friday, October 16th
  • National Chemistry Week- October 17th- 21st
  • Red Ribbon Week- October 24th-28th
  • Monster Dash 5K Race- Friday, October 29nd
  • Fall Ball- Saturday, November 13th

Homecoming Spirit Week Fun!

Key Parent & Guardian Information

Front Desk Changes & Submitting Excuse Notes

Congratulations to our former Front Office Clerk Ms. Waltower who has started a teaching job in Henry County! We are actively hiring for that position and will share new staff information when it is available. Ms. Jackson, Mrs. Dire, and Mrs. Bradford will be rotating at the Front Desk to assist you in the meantime.


Excuse notes should be submitted within 3 days of your student’s return to school.

Excuse notes can be brought to Magnet’s front office or submitted online at https://forms.office.com/r/GpVB3RFTXq.


A narrated video review of key attendance information can be found at this Attendance Video link.

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.Starting September 13, 2021, KDOW COVID-19 Testing will take place at 954 North Main Street, Conyers, GA 30012 during Monday-Thursday, 12 p.m.-5:30 p.m.



No KDOW COVID-19 testing during Fall Independent Learning Days and Fall Break, October 4-8.

October 11-14 954 North Main Street (12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

October 18-21 954 North Main Street (12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

October 25-28 954 North Main Street (12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.).


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

School Wide Expectations

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.

PBIS School Wide Rules with RCHS

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Be On time

Be Ready to Learn

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.

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.