Magnet News

September 2, 2021

Counseling Updates

College Visits @ RMSST!

All grade levels are encouraged to attend sessions for colleges that they are interested in learning more about throughout the semester. 10th-12th grade students, please register for these upcoming college visits through your Naviance Account!


Wednesday September 8, 2021: Perdue University

Thursday September 9, 2021: University of North Georgia


Tuesday September 14, 2021: Champlain College

Thursday September 16, 2021: Emory University


Tuesday September 27, 2021: Lehigh University


Sessions are designed as "Lunch & Learn". Students who need to first purchase their lunch at RCHS can receive a pass from Dr. Williams or Mrs. Baskett to come back to the Learning Commons to attend.


We are delighted to have hosted the following colleges thus far this semester:


  • Simmons University: August 24
  • Texas A&M University: August 25
  • Georgia State University: August 26
  • Georgia Tech, UGA & Vanderbilt: August 27
  • University of Georgia: August 30
  • Young Harris College: August 31
  • Wednesday September 1, 2021: Young Harris College

  • Thursday September 2, 2021: University of Chicago

Advice from Ms. Harris for "Don't Stress September". Please email jharris1@rockdale.k12.ga.us if you'd like additional information.

Opportunities at RMSST

Magnet Events- Save the Dates!

  • 9th grade Transition to High School Meeting- Thursday, September 2
  • Flex Activity on Friday, September 3rd during Magnet B3 classes
  • Labor Day Holiday- No School on Monday, September 6
  • Progress Reports Posted in Infinite Campus- Friday, September 10
  • 11 Acts of Kindness Day @ RMSST- Friday, September 10
  • Magnet Fund Drive In Move Night – Friday, September 10
  • 10th Grade Family-Student Workshop- Thursday, September 23
  • 11th Grade Family-Student Workshop- Thursday, October 14

Key Parent & Guardian Information

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 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.


September 8 Salem High School (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.).

September 13 Salem High School (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.).

September 15 Salem High School (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.).

September 20 Rockdale County High School (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.).

September 22 Rockdale County High School (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.).

September 27 Heritage High School (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.).

September 29 Salem High School (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.).

October 11 Heritage High School (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.).

October 13 Salem High School (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.).

October 18 Salem High School (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.).

October 25 Heritage High School (2 p.m. - 5 p.m.).

October 27 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

School Wide Expectations

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.

PBIS School Wide Rules with RCHS

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Be On time

Be Ready to Learn

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.

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.