Fall Welcome Letter

Dear Students and Families,

My name is Jasmin Quitta and I will be one of the Connections teachers for the 2020-2021 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 and Lori Arnold will be our Connections Transition Specialist.

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.

We plan to hold an online informational meeting on Thursday September 10th at 6:00pm. This will take place via Zoom and the link is:

https://zoom.us/j/91576033715?pwd=YXZKRTByWHBPVi96ZDdJdndIZGx0Zz09

We will be holding orientation/registration during the next week (September 14-16, 2020). Seminars/advocates will begin on September 21, 2020. Latest calendar updates and a link to the zoom meeting 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, Anders or Lori using the contact information above.

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

Jasmin Quitta-Vetro and Anders Pettersson

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