Magnet News

May 13, 2022

9th-11th Graders represented Magnet well, saw top projects & discovered new tools at ISEF Education Outreach Day!

ISEF Award Winner! Congratulations to Kayla Holland who won a Specialty Award from NC State at International Science & Engineering Fair!

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National Science League Results

The National Science League (NSL) is a series of short 30 minute contests across a variety of science disciplines including general science, biology, chemistry, physics, and more. From April 25th to May 4th, many of our students participated in this contest, utilizing their knowledge across the sciences. The following students showed excellence distinction, achieving top scores within the school.

General Science

Medalists: Joel Samuels and Prakash Gupta

Distinction: Dakota Melvin, Dalena Nguyen, Delano Page, Juan Moran, Parizehra Momin, Penny Smith, Precious Babajide, Ryan Rakestraw, Salvador Cervantes, and Victor Olufowote


Medalists: Duc Le and Maxwell Zhang

Distinction: Amelia Page, Andrew Tyler, Angel Gomez, Elizabeth Hyunh, Emily Grace Royal, Hector Aguirre, Jose Funes, Kayla Lewis, and Sydney Moodie.

Physical Science

Medalist: Prakash Gupta

Distinction: Delano Page, Joel Samuels, Laila Thomas, Penny Smith, Precious Babajide, Ryan Rakestraw, Shinnel Solomon, Sydney Hammett and Victor Olufowote


Medalist: Camila Moreno

Distinction: Kathryn Stoltz, Alan Nguyen, Amani Roberson, Elizabeth Huynh, Hector Aguirre, Jackson Meyers, Maxwell Zhang, Olivia DeFrancesco, Saidah Hoyte, Sydney Moodie, and Trinity James

Earth Science

Medalist: Gerald Harris

Distinction: Camilia Moreno, Camille Hall, Elizabeth Huynh, Jackson Meyers, James Miller, Joel Samuels, Jose Funes, Kayla Lewis, Maxwell Zhang, Prakash Gupta, and Trinity James


Medalist: Margaret Hwang

Distinction: Aeneas Moore, Kathryn Stoltz, Alan Nguyen, Amelia Page, Camila Moreno, Destinyu Smith-Sarter, Elizabeth Huynh, Rhea Sethi, Sydney Moodie, Trinity James, and Zak Yassin

Final Exam Schedules and Exemption Information

Students and Families- Please review the appropriate letter below for information on your final exam schedule and the exam exemption procedure.

Senior Exam & Exemption Information

9th-11th grade Exam & Exemption Information

English Teachers will be releasing all summer reading info next week- please sign the confirmation form promptly

AP Summer Reading Information

Students taking AP English Language or AP English Literature must complete summer reading in preparation for their courses in the fall. Please reference the posters below for information regarding book titles, due dates, required assignments, and teacher contacts.
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Save the Dates!

  • Magnet Senior Banquet- May 13th (Doors open at 5pm; Dinner starts at 5:30pm; Advanced Tickets required)
  • Magnet Senior Walk & Letters Lunch- May 16th 12:30pm-3pm
  • 10th & 11th Grade Awards Night- May 19th, 6-7:30pm (By Invitation; 1 adult per student can attend)
  • 9th-11th Grade Exam Exemption Letters Due- May 20th at noon

Academic Support & Enrichment 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 ( or to the flyer below!
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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 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, May 17th:

Garner - Mathematics

Harris - Counseling

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

Wednesday, May 18th:

Matthews - Mathematics

Lindsey - Counseling

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

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

Reminder: Rockdale County Public Schools (RCPS) and, 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 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 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

Updates & Announcements

Free & Reduced Meals Application is 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 (

Submitting Excuse Notes & Limiting Unexcused Absences

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

While parents can now opt their student out of required mask wearing, we will continue with the following mitigation measures: 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 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 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.

Encourage Current 3rd-7th Graders You Know To Sign Up For Our Summer STEAM Camp

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