ss116 - Hello and welcome. I am a pre 54 sede privationist who favors the sspv/cspv. I highly recommend that you continue passionately studying all of the traditional movement and the crisis. As for the new rite of baptism, there have occurred doubtful baptisms in the NO from what I understand. Contact the sspv/cspv and ask them about doubtful baptisms that have occurred in the new rite, because I have heard that they have performed conditional baptisms(in case the NO was invalid). So, you are really in a tough spot in the rcia with timing and all. My gut feeling is that you shouldn't get baptized(despite a conservative sounding parish).
I say this because your inspiration/grace to learn about tradition so early reminds me of when I was confirmed in the NO and was in RCIA. I received a great grace about a week before being confirmed to learn about the differences between the new and old rite. It struck me to the core, and I wanted the older rite. I contacted the nearest traditional indult parish(a college) about two hours away by email asking if I could be confirmed in the old rite there. They didn't email me back, and I went through with the local NO confirmation rite, and I am almost certain that it was invalid. I think in my diocese(mahoney/LA) the word was that they were using corn oil to anoint(I learned this when I left the NO years later). And, that possibly means anointing with GMO corn oil(almost all corn oil these days is GMO). It is wild; and, there were other things that occurred during and immediately after the rite that send me the signal that it was invalid. I won't go into detail. But, it wasn't until a few years later that I saw things clearly and left the NO for the sspx. Did I waste that initial grace? I don't know, but I do speculate, because years went by and I turned away from the indult for the NO(it is a common occurrence). The indult leads to the NO. So, my gut tells me that you should not get baptized and instead continue learning about tradition while you have the grace. Because, it is a great great grace that you have received to be introduced to tradition so early. Don't let the NO take it from you by initiating you into into the heretical melting pot that the v2 church is. Avoid them.
Next, valid baptism is one thing, but this doesn't give you a green light to receive communion or attend/participate in the novus ordo mass rite. Wow, my common catholic sense is kicking in. Get out of the rcia and the Novus ordo! Get a rosary, learn to pray it the traditional way(no luminous mysteries), pray it, and hold on tight. Get a 1945 st andrews missal, and learn the essential traditional catholic prayers. Get the catechism of the council of trent by tan books, and read it. Pray in the morning when you wake and in the evening before you go to bed. Continue frequenting these forums. I think this is the best place to learn about the big picture. You are in for quite a journey. I will be praying for you.