Wednesday: Job Club (Panda Express) at 10:00, and Housing at 1:00 (SLLEA)

This Wednesday (Jan 27th) we have 2 unique opportunities: 

At 10:00 we have the opportunity to attend a virtual job-tour with a guest speaker from Panda Express. This is an opportunity specifically for students on an IEP. It’s a great opportunity to learn about the job and possibly get hired 🙂 .

Zoom link will be posted soon. 

At 1:00pm we have an opportunity to get a virtual tour with a guest speaker with one of the local housing agencies (SLLEA). This is for students with autism or other disability. We will use our regular “every day class” zoom link for this presentation.

Access your classes here:


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Free lunches and dinners for students

Dinner is Served!
Youth now receive free dinner, along with breakfast and lunch
Starting this week, the free meals offered to 4J students and youth 18 years and younger include breakfast, lunch and dinner, all nutritious and delicious.

Meals are available to grab-and-go from 10 sites across the district, 10:45 a.m.–2 p.m. each school day. Daily meal menus are available online. Dinner meals are provided Monday–Thursday, with an extra serving on Thursdays to cover Fridays. Extra breakfast and lunch servings are offered on Fridays to cover the weekend.

The district also is currently providing home delivery of meals to children who don’t live near a meal pickup location or need assistance accessing meals. Families can request delivery of youth meals to their home within the Eugene School District. Children do not have to be students in 4J schools or meet any income requirements.

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Saturday, Jan 9th-12th: Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn Triple Conjunction

article here

From Jan. 9-12, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn will be visible in the southwestern sky. The celestial event is known as a “triple conjunction,” which means two planets and a third planet meet each other in the sky for a short period of time.

Shortly after sunset on Jan. 9, look above the southwestern horizon and you will see Mercury to the left of Saturn and Jupiter positioned just above Saturn.

“From Friday evening to Monday evening, the planet Mercury will appear to pass first by Saturn and then by Jupiter as it shifts away from the horizon, visible each evening low in the west-southwest and setting before evening twilight ends,” NASA wrote on its website.

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Welcome Back to Winter Term!

Jasmin has a new phone # 541 760-5590


We hope everyone had a healthy and restful Winter Break!  But now it’s time to get back to the work reaching your goals 🙂

Connections classes and advocates will begin on Tuesday January 5th at 11am.  Use this link to access classes.  Your advocate will send you a separate link via email.

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Advocacy & Building Community + Summer Internship

ABC 2021_22 Flyer    (Application deadline is Feb 12, 2021)

The Advocacy and Building Community Program is for youth (ages 16-24) with intellectual and developmental disabilities who want to learn more about themselves, work with others, and explore the outdoors virtually or in-person!

This is a year-long program of online monthly group activities, virtual or in-person outdoor adventures and service learning projects.  Youth will develop independence, self- determination, and leadership skills.

Find out more and apply here:

SIP_onepager_2021     (Application deadline is February 1, 2021)

Summer Internship Program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing a career in health care, specifically with a focus on disability and it runs June 21st through August 13th.

Interns will receive training on disability justice, clinical practices, research and cultural awareness, as well as support and guidance in career planning and networking.  The internship will be online (interns will telework).

  • gain experience in the disability field
  • develop transferable skills, and
  • learn about various career paths in health care and disability.

Directions on how to apply can be found at

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Food boxes with seven days of meals will be available on Dec. 18 and 28

Food boxes with seven days of meals will be available on Dec. 18 and 28
4J students will continue to have access to nutritious food at no cost during winter break.

On Friday, Dec. 18, the last school day before winter break, families can pick up a free youth food box along with the daily meal. The food box provides an additional seven days of breakfast, lunch and dinner meals. Free youth meal boxes will be distributed at the 10 serving sites (list of sites) during the normal pickup hours, 10:45 a.m.—2 p.m. Families receiving meals via delivery will receive their youth food boxes on Friday. The meal boxes include breakfast bread (such as banana or blueberry), sandwich fixings (loaf of bread, meat, cheese, hummus), frozen entrees for dinner, and lots of vegetables, fruit, milk and other items. Vegetarian and made-without-gluten options are available.

Then, on Monday, Dec. 28, families can pick up another week of free youth meals behind the 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St., from 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. while supplies last. The boxes can only be picked up at this location; there will be no deliveries.

When school resumes online on January 5, meals will again be delivered and available at the 10 sites across the district each school day from 10:45 a.m.–2 p.m. A dinner meal will be added to the ongoing breakfast and lunch provided each day, and extra meals for the weekend will be provided on Fridays.

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