Magnet News

October 28, 2021

Leadership Focused Organizations Video
 Interested in earning free college credit or a technical degree in high school? Attend the Dual Enrollment Information Meeting November 9, 2021, 6:30-8 p.m. at Hear from college representatives from GPTC, Clayton State, Point University, Georgia Military College.

Tomorrow is our Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk!

We are excited to celebrate our runners and appreciate the many volunteers who will make tomorrow's race possible. A special thanks to our donors also for their financial support of our students and school. Check-in tomorrow at 5:30pm at Reid Stadium with the race kicking off at 6:15pm.

Don't miss the THIRD Chicken Biscuit Sale of the 21-22 School Year on October 28th. $3 per biscuit.

RMSST & RCHS Student Council members showed their appreciation for our custodians, lunch ladies, and bus drivers last week! We appreciate all they do for our school & students!

Picture of student council members with lunchroom staff.

Academic Support Opportunities

Week at a Glance Office Hours & Clubs/Teams Calendar

Students and Families,

Please use the PDF below to see what is happening at Magnet each week organized by day of the week. Office hours are a great opportunity to ask your questions or complete assignments for the class while the teacher is available to assist with questions as you have them.

All clubs and teams are still accepting new members, so now is the time to get involved if you have not already. Note that our leadership focused organizations (Student Council, Ambassadors, and Peer Mentors) have a common application that is available now (linked here also) and due by November 4th.

Calendar listing office hours and when clubs and teams meet. Please ask Mrs. Baskett for more information if needed.

Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) and, one of the world’s largest online tutoring services, have partnered to provide live, online tutoring services for RCPS students. Through this partnership, quarantined RCPS students in grades 6-12 can access live tutors on-demand, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, from for 1-to-1 learning support. RCPS students in grades K-12 can access the same expert tutors afterschool.

The service provides homework help across more than 120 subjects, along with drop-off essay review and test prep.

This tool will provide supplemental help for quarantined students in grades 6-12 as part of the QUEST (Quarantine Education for Students) program. This will also provide online tutoring for RCPS students in grades K-12 afterschool. Spanish-speaking families and students will also be able to access live, Spanish-speaking tutors.

Students will be able to access 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

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.

Service Projects @ Magnet

WOWS Sponsors Trick or Treat for UNICEF

This month, Magnet's Women on the Way to Success (WOWS) is sponsoring Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, which supports children with better health care, nutrition, safe water, and education. In Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, students will be asked to bring spare change to put in trick-or-treat change boxes according to their grade level in the front office or Mrs. Jones’ room.

The grade level that raises the most money will receive a breakfast goodie. Donations can be made until November 5th. Donations can also be made online. If any students want to get their family and community community involved by Trick or Treating to raise money, the links for each grade level are below. Happy trick-or-treating!

Class of 2022:

Class of 2023:

Class of 2024:

Class of 2025:

Save the Dates!

  • Monster Dash 5K Race- Friday, October 29nd
  • No School for Students-Teacher Workday - November 5th
  • Eligible 8th Grade Information Sessions hosted by Ambassadors- November 9th & 10th
  • Fall Ball- Saturday, November 13th
  • No School for Students- Thanksgiving Break- November 22nd-26th

Key Parent & Guardian Information

Friday, November 5th will be a teacher workday and parent/family conference day (No school for students)

Dr. Williams is reaching out to families of students who are currently failing two or more classes to schedule conferences for November 5th. Magnet teachers will also be reaching out directly to families for those students who are failing only 1 class. All conferences will be virtual via Microsoft Teams.

If you have not been contacted and would like to schedule a conference for November 5th, please email Dr. Williams at

Submitting Excuse Notes

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

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 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.

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

November 13 Rockdale Career Academy (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.).

For all the details including the full schedule of dates, times and locations, please visit our website at

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

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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.