Magnet News

March 17, 2022

We're Lucky! School wide PBIS Celebration Day

Attention Students! Remember to stop by the Magnet Cafetorium for your free chicken biscuit in the morning. Thank you StuCo and the Magnet Fund for recognizing all of our students who make great decisions daily with this school-wide PBIS celebration!

Leadership Rockdale visits Magnet & gets preview of the new Magnet Makerspace, the Innovation Hive!

On Tuesday, our Magnet Ambassadors facilitated a tour of Rockdale Magnet School for the 2022 Leadership Rockdale class. Leadership Rockdale is a program of the Conyers Rockdale Chamber of Commerce that brings together leaders of business, education, government, and non-profit organizations. Great job Ambassadors!


We were excited to conclude our tour with photos in the Innovation Hive, the official winning name for the Magnet Makerspace that is being created in our former Learning Commons. In the photos from the tour you can see the new floors and mural that have been installed in the space thanks to the generous support of the Rockdale Magnet Fund.

We want to do more great projects like the Innovation Hive! Come support the Rockdale Magnet Fund at Chick Fil A Spirit Night on Tuesday, March 22nd!

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Social & Service Opportunities for Students

Attention Seniors! Now is the time to submit your photos for the hallway Senior Portrait & Senior Celebration Slideshow

Call seniors should submit their preferred pictures that follow the Camera Club guidelines for the hallway portrait by April 1st at this link - https://forms.office.com/r/c2KW9zQx2h


Mrs. Bradford has emailed all seniors about the Senior Celebration baby photos. Please email your baby photo to her ASAP if you have not already done so to sbradford@rockdale.k12.ga.us. Please remove pictures from frames and use a scanner if possible to send her a digital image (versus taking a photo of a photo).

Opportunities for Parents & Guardians

Nominations Open for 2022-2023 Magnet Fund Officers

Parents or guardians of RMSST students for the 2022-2023 school year are eligible to serve as Magnet Fund Officers or Committee Chairs. Nominations must be received by March 31st online using this form.

Adult Volunteers Needed For ISEF

Attention Parents & Adult Community Members! The upcoming Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) is in need of over 500 volunteers. The event is happening from May 7-13, 2022 in-person at the Georgia World Congress Center, with virtual judging occurring the week prior on May 4 and 5th, 2022. If you are interested in volunteering, please click the following link for more information on available opportunities and registration: Volunteer at Regeneron ISEF 2022 - Society for Science .

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Student Artwork at Annual Art Exhibit @ Nancy Guinn Library

Academic Support Opportunities

Summer RVC Courses Now Open for Registration

Every year, courses are offered online through Rockdale Virtual Campus (RVC) during the summer, giving students the opportunity to advance through the coursework. For more information on courses offered, payment options, and registration, please refer to the following link: Available Courses - Rockdale Virtual Campus (rockdaleschools.org)

Extended Tutorials & Open Work Session Tuesdays & Wednesdays

Below is the list of teacher/counselors/tutors available for the extended hours. Keep in mind that even if the 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 can stay after school for ANY teacher's office hours, clubs, and/or teams and then report to the extended tutorial OR students can come directly to the cafetorium to work or get help. Students must be picked up by 6pm on extended tutorial days. This allows families a later window for transportation.


Tuesday, March 22nd:

Garner - Mathematics

Wisnewski - Literature

Peer Tutoring Subjects Available: Analytic Geometry, Advanced Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, Spanish I


Wednesday, March 23rd:

Matthews - Mathematics

Jones - AP Biology

Peer Tutoring Subjects Available: Analytic Geometry, Advanced Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Chemistry, AP Environmental Science

Weekly Office Hours and Clubs/Teams Calendar

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Free Tutoring! Access Tutor.com via ClassLink for Live On-Demand Help at Home! AP Courses are Included!

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.

Updates & Announcements

Save the Dates!

Upcoming Magnet Events:
  • Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night- March 22nd
  • 11th Grade Senior Year Preparation Virtual Meeting- March 31st
  • Georgia Science and Engineering Fair- April 1st
  • Spring Break- April 4th-8th
  • 9th Grade Awards Night & Research Poster Showcase- April 14th
  • Magnet Family Picnic @ Pine Log Park- April 22nd
  • RCHS Prom- April 30th
  • Magnet Senior Celebration- May 13th
  • 10th & 11th Grade Awards Night- May 19th
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Free & Reduced Meals Application is Now Open

The Free and Reduced Meals application is now open for all families. Please be aware that state and federal programs may use the RCPS Free and Reduced Meals eligibility to determine who qualifies for assistance through those programs not associated with Rockdale County Public Schools. For this reason, we encourage you to fill out the RCPS Free and Reduced Meals application which is located on our website under District Announcements. Families have until May 27th to complete the application which may be used for benefits given during the next school year. This will not change anything for previously determined benefits and is not needed for meals during the current school year which are provided at no cost to all students. Again, this may determine your eligibility for benefits outside of RCPS that are provided by state and federal programs.

Free and Reduced Meal Application - Rockdale County Public Schools (rockdaleschools.org)

Submitting Excuse Notes & Limiting Unexcused Absences

Excuse notes can be brought to Magnet’s front office or submitted via email to

MagnetOffice@rockdale.k12.ga.us . Please note that excuse notes must be submitted within 3 days of your student’s return to school.


Students must stay home if they are sick and stay home until they have been fever free for a minimum of 24 hours. Additionally, students and staff are required to isolate for 10 days when they receive a positive COVID-19 test.


While understanding it is key to stay home if a student is sick, we also need your partnership in limiting or eliminating unexcused absences. Students, you will not be eligible to exempt your Spring final exams if you have more than 3 unexcused absences. Please ensure that you are coming to school on all days that you are able.

Safety Reminders & COVID-19 Testing

As a reminder, we will continue with our multi-measure approach to reducing the spread of illness in our building. These measures include wearing well-fitting masks, frequent handwashing and use of hand sanitizer, social distancing when feasible, contact tracing, requiring students and staff to isolate for 10 days when they receive a positive COVID-19 test, and requiring students and staff to quarantine when identified as a close contact. Mrs. Baskett is our primary contact tracer at Magnet. Please reach out via email at abaskett@rockdale.k12.ga.us or by phone at 770-483-8737 if your student has a positive COVID-19 test or has been identified as a close contact.


Also, RCPS continues to offer free COVID testing Monday through Thursday along with free vaccine events. To learn more about contact tracing, isolation and quarantine guidance, testing and vaccines, please visit the district website at www.rockdaleschools.org and click on the COVID tab at the top of the page. Thank you for doing your part to keep our students and staff healthy!

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
RMSST Clubs & Teams Instagram handles. Please see Mrs. Baskett or club sponsors for additional information if needed.

PBIS School Wide Rules with RCHS

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Be On time

Be Ready to Learn

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.