Magnet News

September 17, 2021

Attendance Procedures Reminders September 2021

You're Invited to the RCPS Parent Academy Virtual Event!

Rockdale County Public Schools is pleased to present our 20th Parent Academy. This virtual event will be held, Saturday, September 25, 2021.

The event is free and there will be door prizes. For more information please visit our website www.rockdaleschools.org/parentacademy

Or just click below to register for Parent Academy

https://tinyurl.com/uz4p8wux

Next week's College Visits!

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!


Tuesday, September 21st- Carnegie Mellon University

Thursday, September 23rd- Columbus State University


Unless otherwise noted all 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.

Thank you to the Magnet Fund for organizing a great Outdoor Movie Night! It was so much fun to watch a movie under the stars together!

Magnet Events- Save the Dates!

  • 10th Grade Family-Student Workshop- Thursday, September 23
  • Synchronous Virtual Learning Day- Monday, October 4th
  • Asynchronous Independent Learning Day- Tuesday, October 5th
  • Fall Break- October 6th-8th
  • PSAT Test for 9th-11th Grades- Wednesday, October 13th
  • 11th Grade Family-Student Workshop- Thursday, October 14
  • Cape Day Celebration for Children's Healthcare- Friday, October 16th
  • National Chemistry Week- October 17th- 21st
  • Red Ribbon Week- October 24th-28th
  • Monster Dash 5K Race- Friday, October 29

Key Parent & Guardian Information

21-22 Counseling Assignments listed for Ms. Harris and Ms. Lindsey. See Mrs. Baskett for more information.

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 https://forms.office.com/r/GpVB3RFTXq.


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 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.


Starting September 13, 2021, KDOW COVID-19 Testing will take place at 954 North Main Street, Conyers, GA 30012 during Monday-Thursday, 12 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

September 20-23 954 North Main Street (12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

September 27-30 954 North Main Street (12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

(No KDOW COVID-19 testing during Fall Independent Learning Days and Fall Break, October 4-8.)

October 11-14 954 North Main Street (12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

October 18-21 954 North Main Street (12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)

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