Magnet News

November 19, 2021

Holiday Poinsettia & Ornament Orders extended to this Tuesday, Nov. 23rd

All Poinsettia and Ornament orders must be submitted by Tuesday, November 23rd. Each family is requested to participate in this important fundraiser for the Rockdale Magnet School by selling at least 1 order.

Please enter a Magnet student's name and grade in the appropriate space on the order as RMSST students are competing for a prize for most sales. All orders must be placed online via this link https://www.rockdalemagnetfund.com/poinsettia-sale. Families will need to pick up their plant orders from Magnet on Wednesday, December 8th 5-7pm and deliver them to their customers.

Free Covid-19 Vaccination Event for Everyone Over 5 Years Old

RCPS and Kids'-Doc-On-Wheels are hosting a free COVID-19 vaccination and testing event rescheduled for Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Rockdale Career Academy, 1064 Culpepper Dr., Conyers, GA. Vaccine available for everyone over 5 years old. For more information and to learn about other vaccination locations open daily, visit www.rockdaleschools.org/vax
School Closed for Break  November 22-26 We are grateful this Thanksgiving and every day for Magnet students, staff, families, and community partners!
LatinX will be hosting a book drive competition the week after Thanksgiving Break. The grade level who donates the most books will receive a LatinX candy prize before exams.  Books will be collected November 29th-December 3rd
A key deadline to be aware of is the the last day to submit eligible late work forms will be Friday, December 3rd. Students must follow their teacher's procedures for submitting eligible late work. While students have had a minimum of 5 school days from the original due date to complete the plan on a late work submission request and submit the late work, as shared in the handbook at the beginning of the year, all late work submission will end on December 3rd. The reason for this final late work deadline is to allow final grades to be calculated for exam exemptions and final grades.

Save the Date! Student Advisement for Next School Year's Courses Starts in December!

Upcoming Famiily-Student 2022-2023 Advisement  Kick-off meetings via Teams

Student Feedback on Tutor.com via Classlink

Magnet students have been active on tutor.com with the data below showing how RMSST users rate their experience. As you can see 100% recommend it, so log in to Classlink and search tutor.com to try it today! More information is also listed below under support opportunities.
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A thank you for Fall Ball X with a picture of student council. Please see Mrs. Powell for more information if needed.

Academic Support Opportunities

Updated Weekly Office Hours & Clubs/Teams Calendar

Please remember that all Magnet teachers provide at least one open office hour per week with many having additional availability. Please use the PDF below to see what is happening at Magnet each week organized by day of the week. Office hours are a great opportunity to ask your questions or complete assignments for the class while the teacher is available to assist with questions as you have them.

Most clubs and teams are still accepting new members, so now is the time to get involved if you have not already.

Starting November 16th, extended tutorials will be available on select days to support students staying on campus as late as 6pm to get help or have a quiet, safe space to work. Please see the announcement about extended tutorials at the top of this newsletter for more information.

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

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.


This tool will provide supplemental help for quarantined students in grades 6-12 as part of the QUEST (Quarantine Education for Students) program. This will also provide online tutoring for RCPS students in grades K-12 afterschool. Spanish-speaking families and students will also be able to access live, Spanish-speaking tutors.


Students will be able to 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.

RVC Virtual Tutorials

RVC is providing online tutorials in Math, Science, and Spanish. Students can access the sessions by using the link ROCKDALE SOS TUTORIALS.

Save the Dates!

Chicken Biscuit Sale on the following dates: December 3rd December 10th January 7th January 21st February 4th February 18th

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.


(No KDOW testing during Thanksgiving Break, November 22-26)

November 29-December 2 954 North Main Street (12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

December 6-9 954 North Main Street (12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

December 13-16 954 North Main Street (12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

(No KDOW testing during December Break, December 20-January 3).


For all the details including the full schedule of dates, times and locations, please visit our website at www.rockdaleschools.org/covid19testing

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

Submitting Excuse Notes

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.

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

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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.