7 Sep 2018

Orientation and registration is next week!

Author: quitta | Filed under: Uncategorized

We had well attended information nights and look forward to orientation next week!  Thank you to everyone who attended and made everything happen.  The Fall term schedule is posted in the schedule Fall-18 link above. 

Connections orientation schedule is as follows:
Monday 9/10 10:00am-2:00pm Orientation – lunch provided, please contact us if you have dietary restrictions

Tuesday 9/11 10:00am-2:00pm Orientation – lunch provided, we will be heading to a nearby park, please dress accordingly

Wednesday- Friday 9/12-14 Individual registration times by appointment

Monday 9/17 Seminars, work crews and advocates begin

If you are interested in participating in Adult Basic Secondary Education at LCC the supported orientation times are  Wednesday and Thursday, September 12&13 at 12pm.  For more information, you can access their website at https://www.lanecc.edu/abse

We look forward to seeing some familiar and new faces!

9 Aug 2018

Welcome Back!

Author: quitta | Filed under: Uncategorized

Dear Students and Families,

My name is Jasmin Quitta-Vetro and I will be one of the Connections teachers for the 2018-2019 school year. Connections is one of the transition services offered through the 4J Transition Program. Our goal is to help students with the transition from high school to independent living. High school graduates with an alternative certificate or a GED, and who have received Special Education Services are eligible for this program. In addition to myself, Anders Pettersson will be a teacher, Lori Arnold will be our Connections Transition Specialist and Heather Williams and Amy Caprile will be our Educational Assistants.

Connections is a full or part time individualized program designed to support students between the ages of 18-21 in developing and reaching their goals as they move into adulthood. The Connections curriculum focuses on promoting academic, planning, and communication skills needed to be successful in vocational, educational, independent living and social settings. As part of our program, we can provide assistance in accessing community services which students may be eligible for. Instruction takes place in several locations within the community, depending on student need. Students may take part in small group seminars, vocational work crews and/or individual advocate sessions designed to support each student’s goals.

We plan to hold two (2) informational meetings in early September. One on Wednesday September 5th between 3:30pm and 4:30pm and the presentation will be repeated on Thursday September 6th between 6:30pm and 7:30pm. This will take place at 2120 Bailey Hill Rd., Eugene OR 97403. On the back on this letter are bussing and driving directions. We will be holding orientation 9/10-11 10:00am-2:00pm and individual registration times will be 9/12-14. Seminars/advocates will begin on September 17, 2018. Latest calendar updates are posted on the Connections’ Website http://blogs.4j.lane.edu/connections/.

If you intend to enroll in Connections, please contact us ASAP. Please attend the informational sessions if you have any questions, or you can speak to Jasmin or Anders using the contact information above.

Thank you, and we are looking forward to working with you this year,

Jasmin Quitta-Vetro and Anders Pettersson
Special Programs Teachers

13 Jun 2018

End of the year celebration!

Author: quitta | Filed under: Uncategorized

Remember, No school on Friday!

Please see the previous post about the details on the field trip to Shot Gun Creek on Thursday June, 14th.

If you want to come to the field trip and exciting new option has been offered!

Heather will be meeting students at LCC DT at 11:30am and an activity van will come to pick students up to take them to Shotgun Creek. The activity van will also be bringing students back to LCC DT by 6pm!  

30 May 2018

Thursday 14th FUN DAY! (and last day of school)

Author: pettersson_a | Filed under: Uncategorized

June 14th – Activity to Shotgun Creek.

All day activity 10:00am – 6:15pm (parent/guardian pick-up).


To end the summer on a light & fun way we have scheduled a trip to shotgun creek.

We will meet our usual time at 10:00am at Connections building.

We have 2 activity vans that will transport students and gear out to shotgun creek.

We are planning to do have a longer day so we can enjoy the nature, hike, play-games and BBQ an early dinner while out there.

We will be back at Connections building by 6:15pm. Connections will supply sandwich lunch and snacks + drinks, and BBQ for later in the day (hamburgers & hotdogs).


Please make arrangements to get picked up (or if you are taking city bus home), and confirm this with your advocate.

Please bring:

Hat, sunscreen, water bottle, rain gear, good shoes (hiking),….

NOTE: Medication, if a student needs medication administered before end of day please check in with Anders. 

Here is a link to Shotgun Creek. We will be in Shelter 1. 




To honor students who are “aging out” and “moving on” to bigger and better things, they and up to two guests are invited to a luncheon at:

Lane Community College Renaissance Room

Wednesday May 23rd 11:45am-1:30pm

Lane Community College Main Campus Center Building 1st Floor

You can preview the menu at:


Lunch includes a choice of soup or salad, entrée, dessert sampler, and a drink.

Please RSVP to Heather Williams

williams_he@4j.lane.edu or 541 954-3162

by Monday 5/14 if you will be attending.

Students’ meal will be covered.

You can include up to two guests who need to pay $16.00 each by the RSVP date.

Cash is preferred, No refunds provided

24 Apr 2018

DANCE May 4th & Early Release (day end at 1:00)

Author: pettersson_a | Filed under: Uncategorized


Lane ESD Transition Program’s Annual Spring Dance



Friday, May 4

10:30 – 12:30



Westmoreland Campus 1717 City View St


Come enjoy some dancing with your friends!

Refreshments and snacks will be served.


RSVP: To your Transition teacher

2 Apr 2018

Hilyard class

Author: pettersson_a | Filed under: Uncategorized

Every TUESDAY ; Class Time: 12:15-1:15, we will ride City Bus to Hilyard Center from Eugene station and there are 2 different routes & times that will fit our schedule. We will meet at LCC main entrance at 11:45 (try to be there early). 

Trip alternative #1 , BUS 82 walk through Amazon park,   17 mins 11:48am – 12:05pm

Walk to Eugene Station, Bay I
1. Head east on W 10th Ave toward Olive St
2. Turn right onto Olive St Destination will be on the left
Total walking is 292 ft

82 Bus towards 82 LCC <> 82 via PEARL
11:50am – Depart: Eugene Station, Bay I
11:56am – Arrive: Amazon Station, Bay C

Walk to 2580 Hilyard St, Eugene, OR 97405, USA
1. Head south on Amazon Pkwy toward E 29th Ave
2. Turn left toward Hilyard St
3. Turn left toward Hilyard St
4. Turn left toward Hilyard St
5. Turn right toward Hilyard St
6. Turn left onto Hilyard St Destination will be on the left
Total walking is 0.5 mi


Trip alternative #2 , Bus 28 No transfer No Walk,   20 mins 11:57am – 12:18pm

Walk to Eugene Station, Bay J
1. Head east on W 10th Ave toward Olive St
2. Turn right onto Olive St Destination will be on the left
Total walking is 381 ft

28 Bus towards 28 UO <> 28 to HILYARD
12:00pm – Depart: Eugene Station, Bay J
12:18pm – Arrive: W/S of Hilyard N of 26th

19 Mar 2018

FRIDAY community day!

Author: pettersson_a | Filed under: Uncategorized

Last day before Spring Break (3/23) we’re planning on having a fun community day. 

We’re going to Emerald lanes for bowling (cost $5.00). If you want to buy lunch it can purchased there (cost 5-10$), or you can bring a sack-lunch from home. 

After this we will go back to building 2120 for some cake and treats for the end of the day. 

Rough timeline: 

10 Class as scheduled for Academic Support – Bake cake for students in Job Club

11 leave for Emerald Lanes for students taking public transportation

12:00 Activity van leaving building 2120 or lunch at Emerald Lanes for students on LTD

12:30 Arrive for students on van or getting there on their own

12:45 – 1:45  Bowl / play games

2:00 Activity Bus back to Connections

2-4 Fun at Connections (cake and games). 

Bus home – Spring Break Starts!

8 Mar 2018


Author: pettersson_a | Filed under: Uncategorized

Just a reminder: NO school day’s for end of March:

March 15th – No School

March 16th – No School

Spring Break is: 

March 26-30th , CLASSES & Advocate sessions start Monday APRIL 2nd.

We are selling the 4Pets paracord collars and leashes at the Portland Oregon Transition Conference Younique Boutique! I’d like to thank all the students and staff for their hard work creating beautiful and functional items for sale.  I’m sure they will be a big hit!