List of 4 items.

  • Purpose

    This Emergency Management Plan summarizes the system, procedures, and communications vital for a successful response and recovery from an emergency incident. Our primary concern is for the health and welfare of the students, faculty and staff.

    Despite the most carefully laid plans, accidents and emergencies occur. This Emergency Management Plan is designed so that when the inevitable does happen, The Pegasus School will be better prepared to deal with the incident. This policy is meant to serve as a dynamic document. We will update it regularly as improvements are made to specific incidents.
  • Objectives

    Emergency management is an ongoing process of planning for and responding effectively to the occurrence of an unplanned event. The process consists of the following three phases:
    1. Preparedness: Planning for an emergency or disaster event
    2. Response: The planned response to the event
    3. Recovery: The process of returning to normal operations
    Our approach has been to identify those “essential services” which, if disrupted or destroyed, would adversely affect the school’s ability to continue operations. These services are:
    1. Classroom buildings/Administration buildings
    2. Equipment failure
    3. Blocking access to campus
  • Responses

    Immediate Response
    Both the Emergency Leadership Team (ELT) and Emergency Management Team (EMT) are to immediately gather the facts that exist. This information should include:

     Nature of crisis or emergency
    • Time and location of crisis or emergency
    • Persons and issues involved
    • Names of victims
    • Emergency updates
    • Effect on school’s continuing operations

    Secondary Response
    The ELT assesses the crisis or emergency and assigns responsibilities to the EMT. Areas that need to be covered are:

    • Responding to campus emergency, assisting those in need
    • Calling for outside assistance and appropriate follow-up
    • Communicating with adults and students on campus
    • Communicating with parents
    • Communicating with Trustees
    • Communicating with the media
    • Communicating with other important constituents
    • Documenting the crisis and outcome as it progresses

    Tertiary Response

    • Keep all members of the team informed at every step. 
    • When the crisis or emergency is over, the teams should analyze the crisis management plan and procedures in order to improve future responses to emergencies.
  • Emergency Management Structure

    The roles of the Pegasus School Emergency Leadership Team (ELT) and Emergency Management Teams (EMT) include: to assist in the development and implementation of the Emergency Management Plan; to help plan various responses to the numerous events; and, to suggest ways to recover from the emergency or disaster event.

    Figure 1: Management Structure
    Emergency Leadership Team (ELT): Head of School, Lower School Director, Middle School Director, Chief Financial Officer, Director of Advancement Office, Director of Admissions, Director of Human Resources, Director of Communications and Marketing, Director of Technology and Registrar.

    Emergency Coordinator (EC): Executive Assistant to the Head

    The Emergency Management Teams (EMT) include:

    Command Team
    Commander: Head of School
    Backup (if off-campus or injured): Lower School and Middle School Directors
    Emergency Coordinator (EC)
    Media Spokesperson:TBD
    Parent Communications: Communications, Design and Website Specialist & Director of Technology

    Operations & Emergency Shed Team
    Commander: Director of Human Resources
    Backup (if off-campus or injured): Registrar
    Communications Coordinator: Chief Financial Officer
    Members/Runners: Assigned Team Members

    Safety/ Security Team
    Commander: Maintenance Supervisor
    Backup (if off campus or injured): Maintenance
    Communications Coordinator: Assigned Teacher
    Safety: Assigned Team Members

    Student Release/ Parent Relations Team
    Commander: Director of Admission
    Communications Coordinator: Associate Director of Admission
    Members/Runners: Assigned Teachers

    Traffic and Release Team
    Commander: Assigned Teacher
    Communications Coordinator: Assigned Teacher
    Members/Runners: Director of Advancement, Assigned Teachers

    Counseling Team
    Commander: School Psychologist
    Communications Coordinator: Learning and Support Team Member
    Members: Assigned Teachers

    First Aid/MedicalTeam
    Commander: School Nurse
    Communications Coordinator: Assigned Teacher
    Members: Assigned Teachers

    Lower School (Pre-K – Grade 5) Student Supervisor
    Commander: Assigned Lower School Teacher
    Communications Coordinator: Assigned Teacher
    Members: Assigned Teachers and TAs

    Middle School (Grades 6–8) Student Supervisor
    Commander: Middle School Assistant
    Communications Coordinator: Assigned Middle School Teacher
    Members: Assigned Teachers and TAs

Ambulance, Paramedic:


Fire / Non-emergency:
911 / 714-536-5411

Poison Control Center:

Police / Non-emergency:
911 / 714-960-8825

SoCal Gas Emergency/ Safety:
911/ 800-427-2000

SoCal Edison Report an Outage:

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.