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Pivot receives grant funds to expand career-based learning program

Pivot Charter School students will soon have access to expanded Career Technical Education (CTE) course offerings, thanks to $106,000 in grant funding awarded to the four Pivot charter schools through the State’s K12 Strong Workforce Program. In December 2020, Pivot received notification that all four of its grant applications had been approved for CTE funding […]

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Happy Winter Break

Dear Pivot Families and Staff, With Winter Break just around the corner, I hope you all enjoy spending time with loved ones, unplug and unwind, and reflect on the year that 2020 has been. If there is one thing that 2020 has taught us, it is the importance of connectedness – whether in-person, physically distanced […]

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End of the Year Resources

Hello Pivot Families,  As we approach the end of the first semester, it is common for our students to start to feel an increase in their anxiety and feelings of uncertainty. This time of year can be a stressful time for all, and your school counseling department is acutely aware of how this stress can […]

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Letter from the Executive Director: COVID-19 Changes

Dear Pivot Staff and Families: As a lot of you have heard, most of the counties in the state of CA have moved to the most restrictive level of COVID 19 guidelines due to the significant increase in cases. It had been predicted that this would occur. And that is why Pivot made the decision […]

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Pivot Resource Centers Closed Until After Winter Break

Dear Pivot Charter School Families: While some of our local districts have set dates in October or November to re-open their schools with different variations of “cohorts” and blended programs a few days a week, I have sought input from staff, local officials, our Governing Board and used the recent parent survey results to decide […]

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Pivot Resource Centers to Remain Closed

Dear Pivot Charter School Families: As much as we are all eager to spend time with our students face to face at the site, due to the COVID status of the county in which our resource center is located, the Pivot Charter School resource center will remain closed through at least October 30th. We will […]

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Five Distance Learning Tips to Start Your School Year Off Right

Pivot operates on the belief that all students can reach their goals and succeed in their education. This is why Pivot provides students with online access to their courses 100% of the time, providing a flexible schedule. Since Pivot will begin the school year completely online, we have compiled some tips to help students and […]

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Pivot Welcomes 10 New Staff Members

Pivot Charter School is excited to announce that 10 new staff members will be joining our team of educational coordinators and support staff for the 2020-2021 school year — a record number of new staff to start the school year. “We are thrilled to have a record number of talented, passionate individuals join our Pivot […]

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Teacher Spotlight – Kristen Poitras, MTSS Coordinator

Pivot Charter School’s Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) Coordinator Kristen Poitras always wanted to work with children – even when she was a child herself. While in college, Poitras became particularly interested in helping teenagers and at-risk youth through education. Poitras earned her Bachelor of Arts in English from San Francisco State University and a […]

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Pivot Riverside to Hold Enrollment Lottery on Monday, August 31

Pivot Charter School Riverside is holding an enrollment lottery drawing on Monday, August 31, 2020. The random, confidential lottery will take place at 2 p.m., and names will be drawn until all available slots are filled. Families will be notified by the end of the day on Monday, August 31, if their student is selected. […]

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