Phone: 770-389-6556


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Ms. Renee Jackson

Hello, ARE Jaguars!

 Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year!  

We are excited to "Get in the Game of Learning" at Austin Road Elementary! As we all know, reading is a game changer                               

So, take a look at SORA for ebooks to read anytime! 

I want to encourage all of our students to read for at least twenty minutes each day. Henry County Schools is focused on reading and writing at every grade level. While summer gave us an opportunity to relax and enjoy the sunshine, we want our students to learn that reading is not only informative but relaxing.

We have ebooks available through Sora, the student reading app, which provides free 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks. Learn more about SORA and its perks for you and our students here: What better way to engage a student’s mind than through reading?

You can access ebooks and magazines through the SORA app from your Launchpad/Classlink. if you need a tutorial, check out this link:  You can also click on the Overdrive tab at the left of this page. Here's a link to the magazines.

There are also links to video Read Alouds on the Online Read Alouds tab to the left of this page. There are also ebooks on GetEpic! The app is also on the launchpad. If you would like to use my class code, it is SAE0100.

Attention: 4th and 5th Graders the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl books for 2022-2023 have been announced! Remember this is the ultimate Book Club where you can showcase your love of reading and competition! Start reading these award winning books and get ready to join the HRRB Team! Copies are available on SORA and in the media center.

The 2022-2023 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Book List:

  1. Isaiah Dunn is My Hero by K.J. Baptist
  2. Hope Springs by J. Berry
  3. Starfish by L. Fipps
  4. Muffled by Jennifer Gennari
  5. The Lion of Mars by J.L. Holm,
  6. Measuring Up by L. LaMotte
  7. Millionaires for the Month by S. McAnulty
  8. Power Up by S. Nisson
  9. Root Magic by E. Royce,
  10. How to Disappear Completely by A. Standish

Great News! Henry County Public Library System is open from 9:00 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. Coming in August there will be Saturday hours from 10:00 to 2:00. For more information, you may call 678-432-5353 or visit Some resources are still available online with your library card.  For the complete list, follow the link below.  You can also get a digital library card online at so you can have all the digital public library resources on your devices.  Need tutorial help? Check out the Henry County Public Library website

Please check out the tabs to the left that offer lots of other free resources. If you need more help, please contact me at 770-389-6556 or email me at

Also, check out the Learn to Code tab on the left of this website. It will take you to lots of places you can practice coding whether you are a beginner or advanced coder.  You can have hours of fun coding while you are learning and practicing a career skill! The Free Distance Learning tab has lots of resources for learning and fun.


See you soon!

Renée Jackson, M.Ed

Renee Jackson