Resources for Families

What is ENGAGE Michigan?

Michigan’s Department of Education has partnered with Graduation Alliance to provide an extra layer of support for K-12 students and their families to boost school engagement and academic success during the school year.

Students who choose to participate in the program will be assigned an Academic Success Coach who will answer questions, connect them with resources, and develop a plan to help the student stay on track and engaged with their schooling.

How does it work?
Coaches reach out to students by phone, email, text message, and more to provide support such as:
•Guidance on technical and teacher access
•Encouragement and motivation to help students stay on track with their studies
•Organization and study tips
•Educational resources and exercises to help strengthen reading and math skills
•Referrals to local nonprofit organizations that can provide social-emotional support

What does it cost?
ENGAGE Michigan is state-funded and completely free to students.

How do I sign up?
Go to, call 517.803.4734, or email: to get started.


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Health care assistance


591-HELP (591- 4357)

Students or parents can call this line and be connected with a licensed professional from the GISD (social workers, counselors, therapists)

Callers are able to leave a message after hours and will receive a call back during operational hours of 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. 

The licensed professional answering the call may assist in the following areas:

○ Provide support to assist students and parents dealing with stressful situations.
○ Provide assistance in accessing resources and getting the help students/families need.
○ Refer students/families to other local and county agencies for additional support. 

It is important to note that the intention of the phone line is not to provide telehealth therapy. If it is deemed that therapy may be needed, families will be assisted through a referral process. 

Stay MIndful
This special collection of meditation, sleep, and movement exercises below are designed to help you keep a strong and healthy mind in the midst of this global health crisis. 

Get your Genesee District Library Card!

A library card will allow your students to access our digital catalog of books, eBooks, audiobooks, music, magazines, movies, comics, graphic novels and TV.

We also have high quality databases on dozens of topics:  News, genealogy, auto repair, career prep, college admissions test prep, health, culture, hobbies, home improvement, legal information, literature, poetry, science, small engine repair, and encyclopedias, to name a few.

Here’s what to do:

Option 1 – Library Card Application

  1. Click here:
  2. Fill out the form.
  3. Your library card barcode will be emailed to you within a few days.
  4. Your actual library card will be mailed to you within a few weeks.


Option 2 – Virtual Library Tour and Application

  1. Click here:
  2. Have your students create a Beanstack account.
  3. Register for the Virtual Library Tour.
  4. The Virtual Library Tour will walk you through the steps to get a library card, and show you how to access our digital catalogue, services and databases.


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