First-time MacBook Users

Click here to get started with Apple’s set up instructions.

Setup Guide

List of 4 items.

  • Apple ID

    1. Create an Apple ID for the MacBook. Click here for Apple ID support, including FAQs.
    2. Please plan on monitoring your student’s account. We recommend to assign a unique email address for the Apple ID; doing so allows your student to purchase and download required textbooks and apps. Do not use your child’s Pegasus Google account email.
    To restrict full accessibility to the App store, a passcode may be to set for App store purchases. Click here for more information about setting up restrictions.
  • Email

    1. At least one of the email accounts on the MacBook must be your student’s Pegasus Google account. Your child’s email address is the first three letters of the first and last name followed by @thepegasusschool.org. For example, a student named John Smith would be johsmi@thepegasusschool.org.
    2. The Google Drive app must also be linked to your student’s Pegasus Google account.
    3. Click here for information on setting up email accounts on the MacBook.
  • Type of Users

    1. An “administrator” can add and manage other users, install apps, and change settings. The new user setting you create when you first setup your MacBook is an administrator. If restrictions need to be set on your student’s MacBook, please do not share the administrator password with him/her. Click here for more information about setting restrictions.
    2. The “Managed with Parental Controls” user setting gives your student access only the apps and content specified by the administrator managing the user. The administrator can restrict the user’s contacts and website access and place time limits on computer use. Please setup your student’s account as the standard user and turn on the parent controls as you see fit.
    3. Click here to set up new users.
  • Software Updates

    Please ensure all Mac software and apps are updated. Click here for more information on updating the OS.

    New OS users: Click here for the manuals.

MacBook Setup Help

Need assistance setting up your MacBook?
  1. Email Nyly Sy directly, or
  2. Send us a message by clicking on the envelope icon in the bottom right corner, or
  3. Attend a training session, led by Nyly in the Middle School lab:
    Monday, August 21– 9:05 - 10:15 a.m.
    Tuesday, August 22– 12:30 - 1:45 p.m.
*Mrs. Sy can also assist you with textbook ordering and/or accessing the online parent portal.
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.