Connections classes and advocates start Monday 9/19

The Connections classes begin at 10:00am on Monday. Depending on the schedule you created with your case manager you may be arriving on a different day or time. Staff will be available at the bus station and in the lobby to help direct students to their classes. 

10 Lunches will be provided on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Connections building at 2120 Bailey Hill Rd Eugene, OR 97403 while 4 lunches are provided on Tuesdays and Thursdays at LCC Downtown 101 W 10th Ave, Eugene, OR 97401.  You may also pack a lunch or purchase food if you prefer. 

The Connections staff are excited to be working with you this school year!

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Orientation is Monday and Tuesday 11:00am-2:00pm

The turn out for the informational sessions was great and it was so nice to meet the new students and some returning ones!

Connections staff member Heather Williams 541 954-3162 will be at the downtown bus station to meet students and show them how to ride the bus to the Connections building. Meet under the clock tower at 10:15am. They will be taking the 36 bus (bay M) at 10:30am. Please do your best to be on time.

Orientation will take place at 2120 Bailey Hill Rd. and will be a mix of learning about Connections, eating food together and getting to know each other. A brief outline of orientation activities is below:

Monday 9/12

11:00am-11:30am    Introductions and Group Activity – Green Room

11:35am-12:25pm    Classroom activity to review Connections offerings, safety procedures and expectations, review connections classes – Blue room

or

Student interview activity – Green room

12:30pm-1:00pm   Lunch

1:00pm-2:00pm   Vision Board Activity – Project Room

Tuesday 9/13

11:00am-12:00pm  Classroom activity to review Connections offerings, safety procedures and expectations, review connections classes – Blue room

or

Student interview activity- Green room

12:00pm-12:30pm  BBQ Lunch

12:30-1:30pm Outdoor Games

1:30-2:00 Schedule your appointment with your case manager

 

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Welcome to the 22-23 School Year!

We hope everyone had a relaxing and productive summer! We look forward to helping you work towards creating and meeting your goals as young adults.  Letters will be sent out to students and their families on Monday August 29th and below is the information you will receive. 

Student Orientation will be 11:00am to 2:00pm on Monday 9/12 and Tuesday 9/13 at 2120 Bailey Hill Rd, Eugene OR 97403.  All students are encouraged to attend. Please provide your own transportation and contact us with specific dietary needs. Individual scheduling meetings will be held over the next three days.  Seminars begin on Monday September 19th.

Dear Students and Families,

Welcome to Connections 2022-2023 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.  Zach Griffith, Anders Pettersson and Jasmin Quitta 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 informational meetings on:

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

Or on ZOOM—

We will be holding orientation/registration during the next week (September 12-16th 2022).  Seminars/advocates will begin on September 19, 2022. 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 Zach, Anders and Jasmin using the contact information below.

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

Jasmin Quitta, Anders Pettersson, and Zach Griffith.

Jasmin Quitta Phone: (541) 760-5590— quitta@4j.lane.edu

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

Zach Griffith (458) 221-0647 — griffith_z@4j.lane.edu

 

 

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Join us Wednesday, June 15, 1:00pm at Roaring Rapids Pizza!🍕

This will be our end of year party to celebrate all Connections students and their successes!

🛑 There will be no classes Wednesday 🛑

HOW TO GET THERE:

• Be at the Connections building by 12:00 to ride the activity van to Roaring Rapids! 🍕

• BUS: Meet Connections staff  at downtown LCC building at 12:00 to take EMX to Roaring Rapids. 🍕

• Find your own ride, and meet us AT Roaring Rapids at 1:00! 🍕

📍 Address4006 Franklin Blvd, Eugene, OR 97403

Delivery | Roaring Rapids Pizza

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Moving On Celebration this Friday at 10:00am

We will be celebrating our graduates and retirees this Friday 6/10/22 starting at 10:00am. Classes will not take place as scheduled but there will be an opportunity to walk with the hiking class in the afternoon.

Timeline:

10:00am Games, Music and Activities

11:45am Eat BBQ burgers, hotdogs, etc.

1215pm Moving On ceremony and speeches

1:15pm Desert and Treats, Pies and Cake

1:30pm Walk in the community

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Connections Information Presentations

Connections staff will be holding two informational meetings for incoming students. 

The first will take place on Wednesday May 18th at 3:30pm over zoom.  Please use this link: https://4J-lane-edu.zoom.us/j/95519924514?pwd=ZWNrT2hxTkNtL01WdUdmaVl1QWxWQT09

The second will be May 19th in person at 2120 Bailey Hill Rd at 6:30pm

There will be additional information presentations in the Fall of 2022

If you cannot attend and would like more information please contact:

Jasmin  quitta@4j.lane.edu or Anders pettersson@4j.lane.edu

 

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Summer jobs and other Voc opportunities.

Do you want a JOB? Friday May 20th @ 10:00am (job club) we’ll have a guest speaker at Connections. If you’re wanting a job, please attend these presentations. Arrive on time and be ready to represent YOURSELF. 

Guest Speaker 10:00: Pearl Buck Center

https://pearlbuckcenter.com/

This organization will share about summer job opportunities and other ongoing voc programs. Please take advantage of this opportunity.

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