February 17, 2022
Celebrating Academic Excellence
Top Science Fair Awards
The results are in! Student presenters at the 2022 Rockdale Regional Science and Engineering Fair had the opportunity to earn awards and recognition for their research. Awards given can be viewed at this link so students can share the news with their family and friends. Amazing work to all our student presenters and many thanks to each of our judges who gave their time for this event! Good luck to our 26 students headed to state competition and 7 students with international science fair opportunities!
January 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: Emmanuel Allen, Salvador Cervantes, Hannah Coley, Jayden Edwards, Taylor Flagg, Gemma Gayle, Colin Hudson, Shiloh Knusten, Jesus Lopez, Matthew McCoy, Tayton Moore, Juan Moran, Ian Morgan, Dalena Nguyen, James Oniha, Gavin Reece, Joel Samuels, Shianna Shaw, Shinnel, and Solomon Laila Thomas
10th Grade: Xander Atkinson, Zoe Baker, Kameron Bolton, Keelia Brasfield, Danielle Carnegie, Brianna Carr, Aiden French, Jose Funes, Elissa Jefferson, Katya Lans, Camila Moreno, Michello Ngo, and Matilda Rodgers
11th Grade: Angel Gomez, Jeriko Kammerer, Kayla Lewis, Zuri Njenga, Stewart Oser, Jasmyne Porter, Isabella Powell, Amani Roberson, and Ryan Wood
12th Grade: Daniela Aguilar, Gabrielle Daley, Jocelyn Davis, Rose Francois, Gavin Garner, Morgan Gill, Sydnee Hairston, Margaret Hwang, Jalyn Jones, Cindy Manene, Esme McKinney, Amelia Page, and Rhea Sethi
Heart Week Highlights
Students show off their Heart Week gifts outside on the giant periodic table
StuCo has celebrated the student body daily with tokens of appreciation
Thank you to Kathryn, Izzy, and Angel for hosting Heart Week Radio daily
Honor the Past, Celebrate the Present, Inspire the Future: Black History Month 2022
AAPI Student Union Kick-off Social
Instructions for Independent Learning Day on Monday, February 21st
If a student has technical difficulty, please use the list below as guidance for seeking help:
- email or itsLearning message the teacher for guidance
- students/parents can review the help documents available in ClassLink’s Tech Help folder with an icon that says, “Student Tech Help”
- visit website: Parent Technology Support - Rockdale County Public Schools (rockdaleschools.org)
- call 770-860-4259 and leave a detailed message and a member of the technology staff will return their call
College & Career Corner
Juniors and Seniors: Sign up for SAT School Day in April!
We excited to share that we have the opportunity to offer the SAT School Day on April 13th. This will allow you to take a full SAT test at school.The standard test fee is $55. This is reduced to $8 if your family income qualifies for a reduced fee waiver from College Board. Fees must be paid in the Magnet office by 8:05 am Thursday, March 3rd so that the tests can be ordered. Students should bring their payment to the Magnet Front Office in the form of exact change via cash, check or money order made out to Rockdale County High School. More information about SAT School Day is available at For Parents - SAT School Day | College Board.
QuestBridge College Prep
Academic Support Opportunities
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 tutor.com 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, March 1st:
Garner - Mathematics
Kennen - Chemistry
Peer Tutoring Subjects Available: Analytic Geometry, Advanced Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry, AP Environmental Science
Wednesday, March 2nd:
Matthews - Mathematics
Jones - Biology
Peer Tutoring Subjects Available: Analytic Geometry, Advanced Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, Spanish I
Weekly Office Hours and Clubs/Teams Calendar
Free Tutoring! Access Tutor.com via ClassLink for Live On-Demand Help at Home! AP Courses are Included!
Reminder: 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.
Students can 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.
Updates & Announcements
Save the Dates!
- Black History Flex hosted by BSSU- February 18th
- GJSHS at UGA- February 20th
- Winter Intercession- February 22nd-25th
- Rising 9th Grade Parent-Student Meeting- March 3rd
- Teacher Work Day & Conference Day- March 4th
Front Office Staff Change, Submitting Excuse Notes & Limiting Unexcused Absences
We are excited to welcome Ms. Stephanie Kabance to our staff as the new Front Office Clerk. We wish Ms. Riemersma the best as she starts a new adventure in Atlanta. Ms. Kabance will be the answering the Front Office phones and door so please welcome her to the Magnet Family as you have the opportunity. The procedures for excuse notes remains the same as it has been and is noted below.
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.
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
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 www.rockdaleschools.org 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!