Magnet News

October 21, 2021

Monday: We are “RED”y to live a drug-free life (Wear Red)   Tuesday: Don’t get “MIXED UP” in drugs (Tacky Day) OR Wear CAMO to Combat Drug Use (Wear Camo)   Wednesday: Put a “CAP on Drugs” (Wear a Hat)   Thursday: TEAM UP Against Drugs and Join the Looney Tunes Squad-  AND LEVEL UP “Wear your Favorite Jersey/ Looney Tune Gear/ College Gear”   Friday: Say BOO to Drugs (Wear Your Favorite Costume—NO Halloween Face Mask ALLOWED. All costumes must follow the school dress code)

Red Ribbon Week starts Monday!

Join us in celebrating Red Ribbon Week October 25th-29th with a spirit week and activities at Magnet. The spirit week is described in the image above. There will also be lunch n’ learns in the Learning Commons throughout the week to learn more about Red Ribbon Week and committing to staying drug free. Students who choose to attend these will receive a small prize. There will also be a friendly competition on the GooseChase App for students to win gift card prizes! Hint to students to keep their eyes open for Red Ribbons all over the school. Our RMSST Counselors will be emailing full details on Red Ribbon Week Friday.

There is still time to sign up for next week's Monster Dash 5K Run/Walk!

You can still sign up for the 10th Annual Magnet MONSTER DASH 5K and we still have tshirts available! The race will be held Friday, October 29th at Reid Stadium and is $20 for students and $25 for adult. Register today at this Monster Dash link!

Signing up is key as students must be registered or volunteering to be present at the event and it is going to be awesome! There will be a DJ, amazing prizes, and a great race. We will also have vendors like Chick-Fil-A and Kona Ice on site with items to purchase.

Week at a Glance Office Hours & Clubs/Teams Calendar

Use this one stop shop option to know what is happening at Magnet on a regular basis!

Students and Families,

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.

All clubs and teams are still accepting new members, so now is the time to get involved if you have not already. Note that our leadership focused organizations (Student Council, Ambassadors, and Peer Mentors) will be releasing their common application next week so stay tuned for that also!

Calendar listing office hours and when clubs and teams meet. Please ask Mrs. Baskett for more information if needed.
Seasons Treatings advertisement for 9th grade Q&A promotional activity. See any 9th grade Magnet teacher for more information.

Our research labs are busy as Research 2-4 students are putting their research plans into action!

Social Media Spotlight- Follow @RockdaleMagnet on Twitter & Facebook for classroom highlights and student spotlights throughout the week!

Service Projects @ Magnet

WOWS Sponsors Trick or Treat for UNICEF

This month, Magnet's Women on the Way to Success (WOWS) is sponsoring Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, which supports children with better health care, nutrition, safe water, and education. In Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, students will be asked to bring spare change to put in trick-or-treat change boxes according to their grade level in the front office or Mrs. Jones’ room.

The grade level that raises the most money will receive a breakfast goodie. Donations can be made until November 5th. Donations can also be made online. If any students want to get their family and community community involved by Trick or Treating to raise money, the links for each grade level are below. Happy trick-or-treating!

Class of 2022:

Class of 2023:

Class of 2024:

Class of 2025:

WOWS & RMSST raised $276 for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta celebrating Cape Day!

Save the Dates!

  • National Chemistry Week- October 17th- 21st
  • Red Ribbon Week- October 24th-28th
  • Monster Dash 5K Race- Friday, October 29nd
  • No School for Students-Teacher Workday - November 5th
  • Eligible 8th Grade Information Sessions hosted by Ambassadors- November 9th & 10th
  • Fall Ball- Saturday, November 13th
  • No School for Students- Thanksgiving Break- November 22nd-26th

Key Parent & Guardian Information

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.

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 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

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.

Submitting Excuse Notes

Excuse notes should be submitted within 3 days of your student’s return to school.

Excuse notes can be brought to Magnet’s front office or submitted online at

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

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 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.

October 25-28 954 North Main Street (12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.).

November 13 Rockdale Career Academy (9 a.m. - 1 p.m.).

For all the details including the full schedule of dates, times and locations, please visit our website at

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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.