Principal's Blog: 9/1/23

Dear Spectrum High School Families,

Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! We’ve had a great first week of school and many thanks are deserved on three fronts. First, a huge thank you to our staff for doing an incredible job of preparing and getting us rolling this school year. Secondly, thank you parents/guardians for entrusting your student(s) to us. We are grateful for our strong partnership and your support of our organization. Lastly, thank you students! Reflecting on this week and how smoothly things went here at SHS, I’m reminded of the positive impact our amazing student body has on our climate and culture. I’m confident it is going to be a fantastic year.

As has been my intention for the past few years now, I hope to provide something “impactful” and “practical” every few weeks this school year within my blog posts. My purpose with the “impactful” will be to provide perspective while I hope you find the “practical” information related to happenings here at SHS helpful.


The 2023-24 Spectrum Schools’ theme is “Connect”. We are in our 17th year of providing a top-notch educational experience to our students here at Spectrum. When developing this year’s theme, the idea of connecting on many levels was prevalent. Whether it’s establishing relationships with our students, linking theory with practice, or connecting teaching with learning, we hope to use connecting to our advantage this school year.


Thank you for helping us maintain safe and efficient traffic flow. Here are a number of important updates that have come up in the first week:

1. We anticipate that cones will be set up at the crosswalk between the 6th and 7/8 buildings during drop off and pick up times starting after Labor Day. This means there will be no through-traffic allowed in the alley during drop-off and pick-up. It will be important to establish a pattern of only using the entrances and exits designated for your student(s) school building (i.e., 6th grade should use the south entrance and 7/8 the north entrance from Industrial Circle).

2. Families with students in multiple buildings should choose one building for drop-off and pick-up and have their other students walk. This will lessen traffic congestion. Middle school siblings riding with a high school student driver are encouraged to walk to their building from the high school student parking lot in the morning. They will also meet their ride in the high school student parking lot after school. Student drivers are dismissed after the buses leave.

3. No pick-up or drop-off should take place in the lot between the 6th and 7/8 buildings . Spectrum does not own the lot as it is shared with neighboring businesses. There are numerous open spots on the outside of the 7/8 parking lot that can be used for this purpose.

4. Drivers entering the high school lot should enter from the north (making a right turn) whenever possible. This helps cars to avoid going through the crosswalk on Industrial Circle or making a left hand turn across traffic.

5. Consider adjusting pick up times, when possible. Pick up time only takes around 10 minutes once students are dismissed. Parents/guardians wanting to avoid pick-up lines or lengthly lines entering Twin Lakes Road should consider arriving at 2:35 p.m.


  • Monday, September 4th: No School - Labor Day
  • Monday, September 11th: 1st C@SH Day of 2023-24 - Delayed Start Schedule