August 3, 2023 Edition
Clubs & Teams Newsletter
Back to School Week @ Magnet continues! Check out the awesome Clubs & Teams Information prepared by Student Council leaders for today's theme of Opportunity!
Pay Magnet Fund Annual Dues Online
Volunteers Needed! Share how you can help this year!
The strength of the Rockdale Magnet Fund comes from you, our parents, guardians and supporters! Thank you so much for lending your time and support. Please complete the survey linked here to share your availability and/or hidden talents!
Tickets on sale now for August 18th Family Movie Night
Join us for an indoor picnic dinner and Movie Night at the Magnet Cafetorium!
Movie Night runs 4:30-7pm with a pre-event social for students and The Super Mario Bros. Movie starting at 5:15pm. Tickets are $10 for students & $15 for adults including two slices of pizza, chips, and can of soda. More information and schedule at this link!
Sign up for our Popcorn Sale Fundraiser that kicks of August 17th!
Download the Double Good App and use the details below!
Event Name: Rockdale Magnet School
Event Code: VFIHBF
Event Dates: 8/17 @5pm - 8/21 @5pm
The Magnet Fund’s regular budget supports all classes, clubs/teams, & special events at RMSST.
We are also fundraising for two new goal items this year!
1.) A new speaker system in the Cafetorium
2.) An outdoor pavilion classroom with picnic tables
Tomorrow, August 4th, is the last day to request a schedule change
Schedule changes are only being excepted for errors or duplicated classes. If you need to request a schedule change, it must be submitted by Friday, August 4th using this link.
Open House Forms Packet due no later than August 11th
Please remember to submit your completed Open House packet to the Magnet Front Office by Friday, August 11. If you were unable to attend Open House, please have your student stop by the Magnet Front Office to pick up a packet.
Share a shout out to Teachers & Staff Members for a job well done!
Do you have summer credits that need to be added to your transcript?
If a student has a Dual Enrollment or Summer Rockdale Virtual Campus course that needs to be added to transcript students, please complete this form: https://forms.office.com/r/s7NAuLGvMg
Save the Dates! Upcoming Events
*Indicates an event where parent/family participation is welcome
- 9th grade & Peer Mentors only Flex - Friday, August 4 (12:40-1pm)
- Alumni Speakers Week - August 7-11
- *Rockdale Magnet Fund Meeting- Tuesday, August 8 (6-7:30pm) via this Teams link
- Senior Meeting @ RCHS- Thursday, August 10th during 1st block (students will be called to be released)
- Back to School StuCo Flex - Friday, August 11 (12:15-1pm)
- *12th Grade Family-Student College Kick-Off Meeting- Thursday, August 17 (6-7:30pm via this Teams link)
- 12th grade College Readiness Retreat - Friday, August 18 (9:30am-3:05pm)
- *Magnet Fund Movie Night - Friday, August 18 (3:15-7pm)
- *AP Scholars Breakfast - Wednesday, August 23 (7:45am-8:20am)
- Find your Niche Club Fair Flex/Wellness Wednesday - Wednesday, August 23 (12:15-1pm)
- 9th grade & Peer Mentors only Flex - Friday, August 25 (12:15-1pm)
The Magnet News Show is coming back next week!
In Case You Missed It...
A note from Mrs. Baskett about communication from Magnet
Items below were shared in the special Day 1 version of Magnet News. However, I know it has been a BUSY week! So, I wanted to share them again in the regular Thursday edition.
Moving forward, Magnet News emails will come out on Thursdays as well as post on Facebook, Twitter/X, and the Magnet website.
Magnet will call home for targeted special events but we do not do a weekly school messenger phone call on Sundays as families receive one from RCHS.
We want to communicate with our stakeholders but also work to keep it from being overwhelming.
-Mrs. Amanda Baskett
StuCo presents the Back to School Week Newsletter Video
Meet Team Magnet - Watch our Staff & Mission Introduction Video
Thank you to students, staff, & families for a phenomenal start!
Reminders & Helpful Links
Annual Update must be completed to receive a laptop
All parents must verify their contact information online in Infinite Campus and complete RCPS school forms online by the beginning of the school year. Please go to Infinite Campus Parent Portal, log in, then click "More" in the left column and "Annual Student Updates". Students will not receive a laptop until the Acceptable Use Agreement within the Annual Update has been completed.
Clear Bookbag Requirements
Please note that clear bookbags are still required this school year and must be provided by families. All bookbags (backpacks) carried by students in grades 1-12 must be clear. Students will carry their laptops in the school-issued, non-transparent laptop bag.Students participating in an extracurricular activity are permitted to carry non-transparent bags to store items pertaining to their particular activity (i.e. band, athletics, etc.). Upon entry into the school, all extracurricular activity bags must be stored in the Magnet Sports closet. All bags are subject to search. Additionally, the maximum size for non-transparent bags that students will be permitted to carry during the school day, such as lunch kits, pencil bags and purses, will be 6” x 9”. More information is available at this district website link.
2023-2024 School Year Calendar is Available Now- Attendance is the #1 Predictor of Success!
Magnet Families- Please use the upcoming school year's calendar as you plan. It is key that students are at school every day that they are well. Research shows that attendance in class is a key predictor for success.
STAR Testing will begin in August- Access your student's data via Infinite Campus & SLDS
All students will take the STAR test for both Reading and Mathematics in August. Our school uses this test to monitor student growth and achievement. Your student's scores are now available through Infinite Campus under the more tab and selecting SLDS. We have detailed video instructions posted on our website to help you with this process and the opportunity to request a more detailed report to help support your student's growth this school year. This report summarizes your child's scores on the assessment and shares areas where they are ready for more practice. As with any assessment, many factors can affect your student's scores. It is important to understand that these scores provide only one picture of how your student is doing in school.
Please access the STAR parent instructions here on the school's website main page for more information.
11th Grade Immunization Forms
Rising 11th Grade Students: Certificate of Immunization (form 3231) can be turned in to the Magnet Front office.