Campus Health & Safety Guidelines

Preparation for Return

List of 2 items.

  • HOW CAN YOU PREPARE AT HOME

    In order to best prepare for a healthy and safe return to the Pegasus campus, we request that your family follow the protocols listed below:
    1. Keep your child home if he/she feels sick. If your child does not feel well, or has a fever at or above 100ºF, please keep him/her home. 
    2. Ensure you have a working thermometer. A digital thermometer is best for quickly assessing your child's temperature at home. Parents are required to take their child’s temperature each day at home as part of the Daily Self Assessment. 
    3. Complete the Daily Self Assessment for each student prior to arriving on campus. Families are asked to review these questions each day. The form will not be collected at school and wellness screenings will no longer be entered using the SchoolPass app; however, this daily assessment is an important step in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our community. If you identify any symptoms of COVID-19 or possible exposure, please keep your child home and contact Karen Hurst for next steps. 
    4. Purchase extra cloth face coverings. The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Face Covering Guidance mandates that face coverings shall be worn by all individuals indoors in schools. Please send your student with extra, well-fitting masks they are comfortable wearing. Masks will be available on campus for anyone that forgets to bring one. Please note that neck gaiters, bandanas and masks with ventilation holes are not acceptable.
    5. Practice good hygiene. 
      • Cover coughs and sneezes
      • Wash hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
      • Avoid close personal contact with others (such as shaking hands or touching or hugging)
      • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
      • Use hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol) frequently.
    6. Avoid unnecessary travel. Domestic and international travel may increase your risk of getting or spreading COVID-19. Currently, self-quarantine following travel is not required. However, the California Department of Public Health continues to recommend a 7-day self-quarantine following travel outside the state of California for all unvaccinated individuals. For more information about travel, visit the CDPH and CDC websites. 
    7. Maintain a healthy lifestyle. We encourage your family to eat healthy, exercise, get adequate sleep, and take breaks from media sources about COVID-19. If your family is experiencing distress or anxiety, please seek a licensed counselor, or talk to someone you can trust. Dr. Englar-Carlson, Educational Psychologist, and our School Counselor, are available to you and are strong resources for referrals.
    8. Know the symptoms of COVID-19 and respond appropriately if your child develops any of the following symptoms:
      • Unusual or frequent cough
      • Temperature of 100ºF or greater
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Chills
      • muscle/body aches
      • Sore throat
      • Headache
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • Nausea and/or Vomiting
      • Diarrhea
      • Red, swollen eyes
      • Swollen hands and feet
    9. If you, or someone you know, experience any of the following symptoms, immediately obtain emergency medical care:
      • Trouble breathing
      • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
      • New onset confusion
      • Inability to waken or stay awake
      • Bluish lips or face
  • ON CAMPUS PROTOCOLS

    Our priority is to ensure that every member of the Pegasus community is safe while on campus. Listed below are the ways in which we are preparing for reopening in a responsible manner:
    1. Employee training. All employees will be properly trained to follow and model compliance with our Campus Health and Safety Guidelines in order to sustain a safe and healthy campus. Training will include proper use of PPE, symptoms of COVID-19, enhanced first aid, CPR, knowing when to wear a mask and/or face shield, and Health Office protocols.
    2. Health screening efforts. Employees will be participating in Daily Self Assessments prior to arrival at school and are asked to report exposures to COVID-19 to their supervisor. 
    3. Hydration stations. Hydration stations will remain open; drinking fountains will be closed. Students are encouraged to bring their own refillable water bottles to school.
    4. Cleaning and disinfecting. Regular campuswide cleaning and disinfecting will resume. Routine cleaning and tidying will continue during the day, and our night crew will continue to clean floors, carpets, surfaces each night. 
    5. Communication. Regular communication with families will continue via pushpage emails following our return to school. Pushpages will be sent as needed with updates from the Head of School, Division Directors, or the Health Office. Should the need for a full school distance learning program resume, weekly updates will be sent via pushpage by Jason Lopez, Head of School; Jen Green, Lower School Director; and James Swiger, Middle School Director. Any changes to the Campus Health and Safety Guidelines website will be noted in these communications.
    6. Front office.
      1. At this time, a limited number of visitors and volunteers will be allowed on campus, with prior approval from the school administration or a faculty member with a regularly scheduled volunteer program.
      2. Signage is posted on windows to remind those entering to follow health and safety policies.
      3. Hand sanitizer will be available to all who enter the front office.
      4. If you do plan to volunteer on campus during the school year, please send or bring a copy of your vaccination card to our School Nurse, Karen Hurst. It will be kept confidential in the Health Office. If you are unvaccinated, please be aware that you will be required to provide a negative covid test result to the Health Office no more than 72 hours prior to your arrival on campus.

Reporting Requirement

All community members are required to notify the School Nurse if they, or a family member with whom they live, or a person with whom they have had close contact, tests positive for COVID-19. If a community member develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19, or is self-isolating due to suspected or known exposure to COVID-19, he/she is required to notify the School Nurse.

The Pegasus School

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