August 17, 2023 Edition
Set up your Canvas Observer Accounts this week
Attention Parents & Guardians: Canvas Observer accounts are a great way to observe your student’s online classroom. With an observer account you will be able to view class announcements, view assignments, and view the class calendar.
The month of August will be our first window for creating a Canvas Observer account. Please follow the directions sent via email from Mrs. Stephanie Bradford as each student has a unique code. The codes are only valid for 7 days so don't delay!
Popcorn Sale Starts Today- Set up your Pop Up Shop via Double Good App to win prizes
Download the Double Good App and use the details below!
Event Name: Rockdale Magnet School
Event Code: VFIHBF
Event Dates: 8/17 @5pm - 8/21 @5pm
Our popcorn sale allows you to offer your family, relatives, & friends the opportunity to purchase some of the best gourmet popcorn known to man and help raise money for the Rockdale Magnet Fund! The Fund will receive 50% of your total sales from the contactless online sale to support all RMSST events and programs.
PRIZES: EVERYONE WINS!
There will be a prize given to the top 3 sellers (irrespective of grade level).
The grand prize winner will receive a prize of 10% of the Fund's earnings from your sales.
The 2nd and 3rd place prize wins 7.5%.
So, if the grand prize winner sells $2000 of product, he/she will win a $100 VISA gift card (10% of $1000).All prizes will be in the form of a VISA gift card.
In addition, each student/parent who participates in the fundraiser and sells $600 of gourmet popcorn will receive credit for 100% of their Rockdale Magnet dues for this year. For those with multiple students at RMSST, $700 in sales (for 2 students) or $1000 (for 3 students) is required.
Sign up for the Find Your Niche Club & Team Fair
RMSST will be hosting a "Find Your Niche" Club & Team Fair as part of our Wellness Wednesday series on August 23rd. Students who are in a 3A Magnet or Rockdale Virtual Campus class should register for TWO total tickets, being sure to select only one in each time slot. Students should register prior to Monday at 3:15pm at https://rockdale-magnet-fund.ticketleap.com/find-your-niche--clubteam-fair-flex/
(Please note that this event is open to students who are in Magnet classes 3A or an RVC course only, passes out of RCHS classes will not be written except for student officers who are running the sessions. We do want ALL students to participate in extracurriculars, so please attend an afterschool session for the club/team of your choice at your earliest convenience.)
Below is the Before and After School weekly schedule for Magnet tutorials, office hours, clubs, and teams. It is designed as an overview to help you get involved and find support at Magnet.
Tuesday After School Extended Tutorial Continues
Ms. Harris & Mr. Robinson will be hosting this week's extended tutorial. Keep in mind that even if the teacher/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.
10th Grade Leadership Opportunity
Attention 10th Grade Students! RYL is looking for you to be a part of our next class of Student Leaders! See the flyer for more information. Applications Due Friday, August 25, 2023
To obtain an application, check with your counselor or visit www.rockdaleschools.org/RYL
Pay Magnet Fund Annual Dues Online
Share a shout out to Teachers & Staff Members for a job well done!
Save the Dates! Upcoming Events
*Indicates an event where parent/family participation is welcome.
- *12th Grade Family-Student College Kick-Off Meeting- Thursday, August 17 (6-7:30pm via this Teams link)
- 12th grade College Readiness Retreat - Friday, August 18 (9:30am-3:05pm)
- *Magnet Fund Movie Night - Friday, August 18 (3:15-7pm)
- *AP Scholars Breakfast - Wednesday, August 23 (7:45am-8:20am)
- Find your Niche Club Fair Flex/Wellness Wednesday - Wednesday, August 23 (12:15-1pm)
- 9th grade & Peer Mentors only Flex - Friday, August 25 (12:15-1pm)
Attention Students- If you have been thorough enough in your review of the Magnet News to read this message, please email Mrs. Baskett (firstname.lastname@example.org) your favorite lesson or thing you've learned so far this year and the first 15 students will receive a piece of candy.
Reminders & Helpful Links
2023-2024 School Year Calendar is Available Now- Attendance is the #1 Predictor of Success!
Magnet Families- Please use the school year's calendar as you plan. It is key that students are at school every day that they are well. Research shows that attendance in class is a key predictor for success.
STAR Testing finishes August 18th- Access your student's data via Infinite Campus & SLDS
All students took the STAR test for both Reading and Mathematics by August 18th. Our school uses this test to monitor student growth and achievement. Your student's scores are now available through Infinite Campus under the more tab and selecting SLDS. We have detailed video instructions posted on our website to help you with this process and the opportunity to request a more detailed report to help support your student's growth this school year. This report summarizes your child's scores on the assessment and shares areas where they are ready for more practice. As with any assessment, many factors can affect your student's scores. It is important to understand that these scores provide only one picture of how your student is doing in school.
Please access the STAR parent instructions here on the school's website main page for more information.
11th Grade Immunization Forms
Rising 11th Grade Students: Certificate of Immunization (form 3231) can be turned in to the Magnet Front office.