No School for Students This Friday 10/15 and Monday 10/18

The leaves are changing, the air is getting colder and the rain is more frequent as we move further into Autumn.  The Connections schedule is also changing since we will have this coming Friday and Monday off of school giving you a 4 day weekend!

We also wanted to remind you to be prepared when coming to school by:

  • assessing your health to ensure that you are not bringing a sickness to school
  • being well rested
  • dressing for the weather
  • bringing any food your need for the day
  • bring something to write with, some paper and a way to organize hand outs
  • having a good attitude! 
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Parks & Rec class going to Hilyard Center

Reminder: today we’re going to Hillard center to try adaptive bikes and learn about activities taught at this location. 

Bus schedule: 

Leave Connections building at 12:15 and take bus #36 to downtown,

Transfer to bus #82 leaving  at 12:51  (bus on 13th and Oak st).

https://www.ltd.org/tripplanner.php?from=2120+Bailey+Hill+Road%2C+Eugene%2C+OR%2C+USA&from_place_id=&to=Hilyard+Community+Center%2C+2580+Hilyard+St%2C+Eugene%2C+OR+97405%2C+USA&to_place_id=ChIJXwqeolIewVQRyBlRx75iGus&date=10%2F04&altdate=10%2F04%2F2021&time=1%3A18+pm&type=arriving&route=fast

 

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Info for MAP IT class.

Pan for our 1st trip (9/23): VRC

We’ll meet outside LCC building at 12:45

Leave on bus # 66 at 12:57.

Arrive at VRC at 1:21 

Browse VRC, and take photo of 2 places you can see yourself wanting to work. 

 

Coming Back:

Meet up:  ________ (to be decided as a group). 

Leave on bus # 67 at 2:14pm  (an earlier option is 1:44 if a student must leave early). 

Arrive at Eugene station at 2:36pm.

If you have questions or concerns please call 

Anders: 541-912-3618

Morgan: 541-954-4496

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Welcome New and Returning Students to Connections

Classes Start Monday, 10AM @ 2120 Bailey Hill Rd Bldg. Eugene, OR 97405.

All classes will be in person. There is no zoom class links unless part of your advocate plan.

To get to the building….From the downtown LTD bus station it is a quick ride on bus #36

Here is a link that will take you to the bus route planner at the exact day and time.

The LTD website and app are really helpful, but many people say google maps works well.

4J Students w/ IDs can ride the bus for free through October. If you need an LTD bus pass, contact Heather Williams @ williams_he@4j.lane.edu.

If you would like help figuring out a bus plan for yourself you may reach out to Morgan by text/call (541) 954-4496

Questions or concerns relating to LCC’s ABSE classes should text/call Amy (541) 953-8768

If you do not have a schedule, contact any of us immediately and we will help connect you.

Helpful information for support staff to have:

Is there anything that you have, any physical limitations, health concerns, or anything we would need to know about in order to support you in the community? From allergies and smell sensitivities to a sprained ankle that information helps us all have a successful day.

Jasmin Quitta Phone: (541) 954-7133 quitta@4j.lane.edu

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

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Orientation on Monday and Tuesday and The Connections Fall 2021 Schedule Is Ready!

We look forward to seeing all the continuing and new students for orientation at 2120 Bailey Hill Rd, Eugene OR 97403 on Monday 9/13 and Tuesday 9/14 10:00am-1:00pm.  This will give you to opportunity to meet the staff and connections students.  We will talk about safety, community and how Connections works.

We are hoping to provide sack lunches to all the students who want it, but as of yet we have not had confirmation.  We will have some bagels and cream cheese, but please bring a lunch if you can.

If you cannot attend, simply email or call Jasmin, quitta@4j.lane.edu or Anders, pettersson_a@4j.lane.edu and we can give you the information you need on how to register.  We will be scheduling individual meetings to choose classes on Wednesday through Friday of next week.

Click the link below, or on the Fall 2021 Schedule tab to view the Fall schedule and  seminar descriptions.  Looking forward to seeing you all next week!    

Fall 2021 Schedule

Fall 2021 Seminar Descriptions

 

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Welcome to the 21-22 school year!

The Connections team is back to work and we are busy preparing and planning for the school year.  We are so excited to see our returning students and look forward to getting to know the new students. 

Today we are sending letters out to all eligible students and if you don’t get one by Friday please contact us.  The letter is below so you can preview it. We hope to see everyone at orientation on Monday September 13th at 10:00am.

Connections Transition Program

Eugene 4J School District

2120 Bailey Hill Road

Eugene, Oregon 97405

Jasmin Quitta Phone: (541) 954-7133 quitta@4j.lane.edu

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

Lori Arnold Phone: (541) 915-8493 arnold_l@4j.lane.edu

 

Dear Students and Families,

My name is Jasmin Quitta and I will be one of the Connections teachers for the 2021-2022 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. 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 online informational meetings on Tuesday September 7th at 6:30pm or Thursday September 9th at 2:00pm. This will take place via Zoom and the link is:

https://zoom.us/j/94221029540?pwd=YUYzbGpFTTRlL2tmc1lVUjRXTXRCZz09

Pass code 981592

We will be holding orientation/registration during the next week (September 13-17th 2021). Seminars/advocates will begin on September 20, 2021. 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 one of 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 and Anders Pettersson

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Hope you have a great summer!

The epic 20-21 school year is over and the Connections staff hope you have a safe and productive summer! Thank you for your flexibility, your positive participation and just being you 🙂

Staff will be contacting eligible students early September by sending a letter to the address we have on record.  We will also do our best to email and call students. If you do not hear from us or receive any mail by 9/10/21 please contact us.  Our contact information can be found using the staff contact tab above. You can also view new student information in the tab above.

We will be having two information sessions on 9/7 and 9/9.  If you would like more information about the Connections program please attend on of these or contact Jasmin or Anders.  Our orientation will take place 9/13 and 9/14, and seminars and activities will begin on Monday 9/20/21.

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Last week of school for the 20-21 school year!

Congratulations to the students moving on who were honored on Friday 🙂  I hope you success and happiness for your future.  In case you missed, here is a video of Anders in the  dunk tank.

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The last day of classes will be Thursday June 17th.  Classes will take place as scheduled.  

All technology needs to be returned to either Churchill HS or the Connections building by Thursday June 17th.

Classes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be online all Spring term. Use the link below to access online only classes:

https://zoom.us/j/92522084972?pwd=SDVhVUZrT2x3SkJadVV4b2RMSDAxUT09

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