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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Anders Pettersson Phone: (541) 912-3618 email@example.com
Lori Arnold Phone: (541) 915-8493 firstname.lastname@example.org
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:
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