About the BYOD Program

The Pegasus School curriculum is enhanced through the integration of technology and supported by a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program, which will prepare students for academic success and the challenges of the future. All students are immersed in an age-appropriate, technology-rich environment that motivates, engages, and challenges them and expands their opportunities for learning. We believe in developing the skills, dispositions, and behaviors necessary for responsible citizenship in a global community. Students in pre-K through Grade 8 will be required to bring their own devices to school every day. Doing so provides them with the responsibility to manage their own learning and utilize technology more effectively than if using a shared device. 

In order to best support the teachers’ learning goals in the classroom, students utilize iPads in pre-K–Grade 1, Chromebooks in Grades 2–4, and MacBooks in Grades 5–8. As we help students prepare for higher learning, we understand that different situations will call for different tools. Since technology changes at such a rapid pace, we believe in exposing students to a diverse range of devices, operating systems, and software to promote choice, foster creativity, and increase self-confidence. 

Since each student’s device will be used on the school network, it must be registered with the school. The technology team will install software that will allow students to easily access the network and to prevent access to inappropriate websites. 

Device Drop Off Dates

Summer 2023 Device Drop Off Dates
The drop-off schedule for the 2023–24 school year is as follows. The office is open each day from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

  • Pre-K and new students entering Kindergarten: Aug 14 -18

  • New students entering Grade 1: July 24-28

  • Grade 2 and new students entering Grades 3-4: July 17-21

  • Grade 5: July 31- Aug 4

  • New students entering Grades 6-8: During Pegasus Prep or at Passport in August

Note: If you are out of town during your designated drop off week, please contact Greg Samuelson to arrange an alternate date. 

Prepare your device ahead of drop off:
  1. Place the laptop in a protective case (do not drop off in packaging).
  2. Device set-up:
    1. Do not configure parental controls on your device
    2. iPads only: Remove the passcode and Apple ID account assigned to the iPad. Go to Settings > [your name]. Scroll down to the bottom. Tap Sign Out. Enter your Apple ID password and tap Turn Off. 
  3. Label the device with your child’s name and grade level. 
  4. Purchase AppleCare or insurance for your device before dropping it off (highly recommended) 
  5. Do not bring any accessories such as a charger, mouse, apple pen, headphones, etc.

Tech Team

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Bj Crabtree

    Bj Crabtree 

    Lower School Technology Teacher
  • Photo of Kathy DeBest

    Kathy DeBest 

    Computer Science Teacher
  • Photo of Nyly Sy

    Nyly Sy 

    Director of Technology
  • Photo of Corinne Yeager

    Corinne Yeager 

    Technology Coach
  • Photo of Gage Guetzkow

    Gage Guetzkow 

The Pegasus School

19692 Lexington Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Tel: 714-964-1224 |  Fax: 714- 962-6047
The Pegasus School is a coed, non-profit, nonsectarian day school in Huntington Beach, California, that serves students in pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. A Pegasus education equips bright, motivated students to achieve future academic success and make a positive impact on society.