November 4, 2022 Edition
Advanced Placement Test Registration Closes Today
It is time to register for Advanced Placement Tests for the 2022-2023 school year. Students must register for the AP exam online at www.apregistration.squarespace.com or in person at Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology. Debit or credit cards will be accepted on the website via Paypal, and cash (only exact change) will be collected in the Magnet front office. We will start taking AP exam orders today, October 14th, and will stop taking orders on November 4th. Students on free and reduced lunch receive two free AP exams while students that pay the standard fee receive a free STEM AP exam. The Magnet Fund also covers the cost of 4th exams for members. Please see the registration website above for more information.
Next Week's Extended Tutorial & Peer Tutoring Schedule
Below is the list of teacher/counselors/peer tutors available for the extended tutorial hours next week. Keep in mind that even if the teacher/subject you need is not listed, any of the adults can help you make a tutor.com appointment or give you general direction on making the most of your study time. Students must be picked up by 6pm on extended tutorial days.
Extended Tutorial Staff:
Tuesday- No School (Conference & Teacher Work Day)
Wednesday - Ms. Lindsey & Ms. Harris
Thursday- Dr. Garner (Ms. Matthews will be hosting Algebra EOC review in her classroom)
APES - M. Miller (Wed), S. Solomon (Thurs)
Chemistry (Magnet & AP) - P. Gupta (Wed), C. Moreno (Thurs)
Biology (Magnet & AP) - D. Le (Wed), K. Stoltz (Thurs)
Geometry - A. Baker (Wed), S. Solomon (Thurs)
Algebra - P. Gupta (Wed), C. Moreno (Thurs)
Pre-Calculus - P. Gupta (Wed), R. Wood (Thurs)
Calculus - M. Zhang (Wed), R. Wood (Thurs)
Young Georgia Authors Competition Entries due November 18
Teacher Work Day (No School for Students)- Tuesday, November 8th
Career Day Flex- Friday, November 11
Magnet Fall Ball Dance- Saturday, November 12
11th Grade: Advisement- Thursday, November 17th (6-7:30pm)
Thanksgiving Break (Office Closed)- November 21-25
FAFSA Night for Seniors – Tuesday, November 29th 6:30-8:30pm
9th grade & Peer Mentors only Flex- Friday, December 2
RMSST School Science Fair- Friday, December 9
Celebrating Challenge, Opportunity, & Distinction at RMSST
Magnet Students Deliver National Keynote Speech & Staff Present Sessions
Congratulations also to Mrs. Jones, Ms. Kennen, and Mrs. Baskett who presented concurrent sessions at the NCSSS conference.
Congratulations to our October Students of the Month!
Thank you to all of the Monster Dash Runners & Volunteers!
Share a shout out to Teachers & Staff Members for a job well done!
Reminders & Helpful Links
Yearbooks on Sale & Senior Ad Update
All of the original senior ad space in the yearbook has completely sold out. There is currently a waiting list to see if we sell enough pages to accommodate another round of ads. If you are interested in being added to the waiting list, please email Ms. Brumback with the parent's name, name of the senior, contact number for the parent and the size ad you want. All waitlist information needs to be submitted to Ms. Brumback by 12pm (noon) on November 7. Ms. Brumback will reach out to waitlist parents on November 7 to confirm wait list information and secure payment if necessary. Ad sizes and pricing can be found on the school's website under the Students tab and under the Senior Information.
Underclass yearbooks are on sale now for all 9th-11th graders. Go to www.yearbookforever.com to purchase your book online or see Ms. Brumback in Room 109 with cash, check or money order. Seniors do not need to purchase yearbooks as the price for your yearbook is included in senior dues.
Access your student's data via Infinite Campus & SLDS
Students recently took an initial assessment in Reading and Mathematics called the STAR. Our school uses this test three times a year 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.
Download the PDF below for the full Before & After School Opportunities Schedule
Free Tutoring! Access Tutor.com via ClassLink for On-Demand Help at Home!
Reminder: Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) and Tutor.com, 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 Tutor.com 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.
Students can access Tutor.com 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 https://launchpad.classlink.com/rockdale.