Back to School Information

A Special Edition of Magnet News - July 19, 2021

Open House & Back to School Info

Hi Magnet Family!


This special edition of Magnet News was created to share details about how Open House will work, sign up information, and other key Back to School Information. More information will be available via the virtual and in-person Open House options and shared via an additional newsletter before classes start on Thursday, August 5th. The Student-Family Handbook is also being updated to be shared at Open House. We are so excited to welcome all students back for the 2021-2022 school year as "Challenge, Opportunity, & Distinction" continues at Magnet!


Thanks for your support this school year!

Mrs. Baskett

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.

Sign Up for Open House- Thursday, July 29th

Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology is excited to be hosting both an in person and virtual option Open House this year. Full details on the Open House Plan are available at this link including the sessions planned for each grade level.


All Magnet Families- Please confirm your choice for Open House format by completing the Open House Sign Up Survey linked here which will assist with planning for the events.


The Virtual Open House will be posted at magnet.rockdaleschools.org by 12 noon on 7/29.


In-person Open House - July 29th, 2021
RMSST students who choose will participate in In-person Open House at the designated times below based on their grade level. This is not a drop-in event as teachers will be moving between rooms presenting throughout the evening. Please plan to participate the full time for your grade level as important information will be shared.

  • 9th Grade: 5:20-6:40pm
  • 10th Grade: 4-5pm
  • 11th Grade: 4-5pm
  • 12th Grade: 5:20-6:30pm.

The times above were planned so that families can also participate in Open House at Rockdale County High School and Rockdale Career Academy (more information available on these opportunities at the link below)


In-person Open House participation guidelines:

1. Families should sign up to participate using the Open House Sign Up Survey.

2. We request only 1 parent/guardian guest per student. Please contact Mrs. Bradford if that is not possible for your family so we can see if additional room is available based on sign up information.

3. This is not a drop-in event as teachers will be moving between rooms presenting throughout the evening. Please plan to participate the full time for your grade level as important information will be shared.

4. All attendees should exit the building at the end of their allotted time.

5. Masks are required for all attending.


Additional details on the Open House Plan are available at this link.

Schedules available via Infinite Campus on July 26th

Infinite Campus Parent Portal
Parents, if you have not already done so, please set up an Infinite Campus parent portal account (click here for directions). Parent Portal allows you to monitor your children's attendance and grades. Click here to go to the Parent Portal, and be sure to download the free "Campus Parent" app for iPhone and Android in their respective app stores.

We ask that all parents (new and returning) please complete Annual Student Updates prior to the first day of school. This process allows parents to update contact information and sign school forms (such as the laptop checkout form) digitally. To get started, log into Parent Portal, click "More," then click "Annual Student Updates."

Infinite Campus Student App
Students can access their grades, attendance, and unofficial transcript on Infinite Campus by logging into ClassLink and opening the Campus Student app.


Schedule Change Requests

Schedule change requests will only be considered for errors or if a student completed a course over the summer. These can be submitted online at this Schedule Change Request link.

Classes begin at 8:05am on Thursday, August 5th. Classes will be in-person 5 days a week from 8:05 am- 3:05 pm.

2021-2022 Bell Schedule with times listed for each block.

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.

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

We are excited to share that 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.


July 21 Salem High School (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
July 26 Heritage High School (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
July 28 Heritage High School (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
August 2 Rockdale County High School (2 p.m - 5 p.m.)

August 3 Rockdale County 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

Free COVID-19 Vaccination Event

Save the date! KDOW (Kids'-Doc-On-Wheels nonprofit) is offering another free COVID-19 Vaccination Events for RCPS families and for anyone in the community age 12 and older. First come, first served. Pre-registration requested at freecovidtesting.us. Walk-ups welcome. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent.

WHAT: KDOW COVID-19 Vaccination Event
WHEN:
July 31, 2021, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
WHERE: Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Dr., Conyers, GA 30094
WHO: RCPS students, families, staff, community and anyone age 12 and older.
PRE-REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE to register (Please note, the appointment times shown in the pre-registration link are not real appointment times; service is first come first served from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On-site registration is allowed; pre-registration is encouraged and will allow clinic to better prepare.)
COST: Free.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?: Participants are requested but not required to bring 1) a Driver's License or State ID, and 2) Insurance card or Social Security card.
DO PARENTS NEED TO ACCOMPANY STUDENTS?: Parents need to accompany students under the age of 18.

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