Fall Welcome Letter

Connections Transition Program

Eugene 4J School District

2120 Bailey Hill Road

Eugene, Oregon 97405


Dear Students and Families,


Welcome to Connections 2023-2024 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 a modified diploma or a GED, and who have received Special Education Services are eligible for this program.  Anders Pettersson and Kwasi Diehl will be your Connections supporting teachers.


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 the 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.


The Connections staff will host an informational meeting on:


  • Wednesday, September 6th at 6:30pm in person at the Connections building at 2120 Bailey Hill Rd, Eugene OR 97403


The following dates are also important:  


  •  Thursday 9/7 & Friday 9/8, orientation/registration 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Lunch is provided. 


  • September 11 & 12, Individual student meetings 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


  • September 13 Seminars/advocate meetings begin


Latest calendar updates are posted on the Connections’ Website http://blogs.4j.lane.edu/connections/.




          4J Community Transition and Connections

            Skill building activities, training & support


If you intend to enroll in Connections, please contact us ASAP.  We can provide individual bus training for those who are uncertain of transportation to and from Connections using the city bus. Please attend the informational session if you have any questions, or you can speak to Anders and Kwasi using the contact information below. 


Thank you! We are looking forward to working with you this year!


Anders Pettersson, and Kwasi Diehl.


Anders Pettersson Phone: (541) 912-3618 — pettersson_a@4j.lane.edu

Kwasi Diehl  Phone (541) 972-3860 — diehl_k@4j.lane.edu


 Connections Calendar 2023-2024



Fall Term

September 6 Information Night Presentation 6:30pm (at building 2120)

September 7, 8 Student Orientation 10:00am-1:00pm

September 11, 12 Individual Student Meetings to create Fall schedule

September 13  Fall Term Advocate meetings  and Seminars Begin 

September 26 LCC classes begin

October 13 Professional Development Day: No School 

November 9 Professional Development: No School, 

November 10 Veterans Day: No School

November 23-24 Thanksgiving Holiday: No School

December 15 Last Advocate Session/Seminar Fall Term

December 18 Winter Vacation Begins

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