The Pegasus School’s motto of being “a safe place to be smart” has taken on a new meaning in the era of COVID-19. We believe that a healthy and safe environment is ultimately a secure environment, one in which students, teachers and staff are able to thrive and form the relationships that build the foundation of learning at our school. We also believe that we have an obligation to support the health of the broader community – from our own Pegasus families to those around Southern California and beyond. At all times, we will align our practices with our school mission, the Orange County Health Care Agency
(OCHCA), the California Department of Public Health
(CDPH), and the California Association of Independent Schools.
On Campus Instruction
The Pegasus School is committed to a community-wide culture of respect, where inclusiveness, kindness, integrity and empathy are deeply valued. Now more than ever, the strength of our community is key to providing a safe environment for children to learn at school. In accordance with CDPH COVID-19 Public Health Guidance for K-12 Schools in California
, our school is returning to full on-campus instruction as we believe children learn best when physically present at school.
A Pegasus Educational Experience
The Pegasus School believes in providing students with experiences to develop their intellectual curiosity, compassion, and unique gifts and that a continuous educational experience with guidance from our talented faculty and staff is important to achieve this end. Relationship building and a focus on social-emotional learning continue to be at the heart of the Pegasus student experience alongside academic development. We commit to supporting students as seamlessly as possible despite necessary measures taken to keep students safe and healthy.
Flexibility and Adaptability
The Pegasus School’s overarching goal is to create a flexible, continuous learning structure that prepares students, families, and faculty to adapt to potential on-campus instruction due to the impact of COVID-19. We are an on-campus school, but what we plan for at the start of the school year may change as this pandemic continues to unfold. All students and teachers will be prepared with tools to adapt to environmental changes, including accessing instruction or teaching remotely in the event of necessary quarantine.