Magnet News

November 12, 2021

Holiday Poinsettia & Ornament orders due by November 19th!

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. The top 2 sellers in each grade level will win prizes. All sales will benefit the dynamic programming and $150K budget of the Rockdale Magnet Fund including travel, community service, competitions and events for more than 25 clubs and teams at our school.

You are encouraged to present the beautiful poinsettia plants to your family, friends, church decorating staff, church members, and business associates by directing your customers to the link to our website URL, https://www.rockdalemagnetfund.com/poinsettia-sale to place their orders. This year, we have added beautiful, custom Christmas tree ornaments (designed and produced by our very Magnet Inc. Entrepreneurs club) to our sales offering. Please order the ornaments along with a beautiful poinsettia plant.

All orders should be placed at the link above.

Attention families! Please check Infinite Campus for Progress Reports

Congratulations to the 17 Magnet Students below who will be representing our district for the state selection portion of Governor's Honors Program (GHP)!

The students below were selected through an application and interview process to represent the district in the Governor's Honors process. Good luck to all the students below as they work on their state level GHP applications!


2021-2022 District GHP Nominees

Jai’ana Burditte – Biology

Kayla Holland – Biology

Isabella Powell – Chemistry

JR Insular – Communicative Arts

Destiny Sarter – Communicative Arts

Dylan Burkey – Communicative Arts

Trenton Fulgham – Math

Jeriko Kammerer – Math

Lauren McWilliams – Math

Camila Moreno – Math

Maxwell Zhang – Math

Ethan Collinsworth – Music: Percussion/Piano

Angel Gomez – Social Studies

Helena Chapar - Spanish

Kathryn Stoltz – Spanish

Isabella Cooper – Visual Arts

Camille Hall – Visual Arts

Congratulations to our September & October Students of the Month!

Wednesday we celebrated these students of the month listed below with a donut party to award them for their efforts. The students listed below were selected by their teachers for exhibiting our RCHS PBIS expectations of Responsible, Respectful, On Time, and Ready to Learn! Keep up the great work!

9th Grade: Mariyah Humphries, Sydney Hammett, Jesus Lopez, Gianna Mitchell, Ayat Mateen, Shinnel Solomon, Zindzhi Evans, Penny Smith, Kayleigh Duren, Eric Stephens, Aryanna Davis, Victoria Brown, and Hezekiah Sylvestre.

10th Grade: Abigail Buchanan, Nicolas Cain, Camila Moreno, Kayla Holland, Roderick Sneed, Bianca Christie, Jessica Rhee, Madisyn Hill, Zoe Baker, and Destiny Simeon.

11th Grade: Isabella Cooper, Nicholas Parker, Marcanthony Fowler-Soopal, and Ryan Wood

12th Grade: Jocelyn Davis, Nylah Ductan, Rhea Sethi, and Daniela Aguilar

Congratulations to our Monster Dash winners!

The Monster Dash 5K was an amazing success! Thank you to all of the volunteers, sponsors, and runners who made our rescheduled event possible. Special congratulations to our top high school winners below.


High School- Female

1: Elissa Jefferson

2:Halaw Washington

3:Nisa Washington



High School- Male

1: Matthew Green

2: Noah Buchanan

3: Sam Clark

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

November is National Apply to College Month!

Seniors! November is National Apply to College Month and to celebrate, many amazing colleges across Georgia are waiving their application fees! This is your opportunity to apply to a safe, in-state option, if you have not done so already. See the flyer below for the list of institutions waiving application fees.
Fee waiver list from Ga colleges. Please ask your counselor for assistance if needed.

Academic Support Opportunities

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.

Calendar listing office hours and when clubs and teams meet. Please ask Mrs. Baskett for more information if needed.

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!

  • Fall Ball- Saturday, November 13th
  • Career Day- Friday, November 19th
  • No School for Students- Thanksgiving Break- November 22nd-26th
  • 9th Grade & Peer Mentor Flex- Friday, December 3rd
  • School Science Fair- Friday, December 10th

Highlights from this week @ RMSST! 1st Fall Ball Spirit Week & Researchers Busy in the Lab!

Key Parent & Guardian Information

Welcome Ms. Riemersma & Update to Submitting Excuse Notes

We are excited to welcome our new front office clerk Ms. Riemersma to the Magnet Staff. Ms. Riemersma will be your new contact for student attendance questions and 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.


A narrated video review of key attendance information can be found at this Attendance Video link.

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

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.


November 15-18 954 North Main Street (12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

(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

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

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.