TO: District Superintendents
FROM: Dr. Bronwyn Ragan-Martin, Deputy Superintendent, Rural Education and Innovation
DATE: January 12, 2022
RE: ENGAGE Georgia Attendance Recovery Program
As we return from the break and move forward through the 2021-22 school year, it is imperative that we address the needs of our students who may have fully or partially disengaged from their education due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To assist teachers, schools, and districts in these efforts, the GaDOE is offering a program aimed at helping re-engage K-12 students. In partnership with Graduation Alliance, ENGAGE Georgia will assist students and families struggling to get back on track.
The ENGAGE Georgia program brings an experienced student outreach and coaching team to:
Students who are in grades K-12 and:
• have not engaged in their district’s education offerings in 2021-22 school year (whether in-person or virtual) or,
• are chronically absent (5 or more unexcused absences) or,
• are academically at-risk (e.g., in danger of failing one or more courses).
This program is being offered to all school districts at no cost, but space is limited, and districts must opt-in to participate.
To opt in, you will need to identify your district or charter school team primary contact, estimate the number of students who have not engaged in learning, or those you feel would benefit from Engage Georgia, and share information with your data coordinator about the program as Graduation Alliance will be reaching out to them to coordinate student referrals. To opt in, visit
To help facilitate questions and provide additional information, the GaDOE and Graduation Alliance will host webinars. Each webinar will provide the same information, so please choose the one that best fits your schedule.
January 18, 2022, 1:30pm
January 19, 2022, 4:30pm
January 21, 2022, 12pm
Please send questions regarding the ENGAGE Georgia program to
We hope that this service will be an extra set of hands for your district as we reach out to these disengaged students and bring them back in to learn, lead, and live to their fullest potential.