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Canutillo ISD delays school start date for students
Posted on 07/16/2020
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Due to city's recent public health order and in the best interest of health and safety for our students and teachers, the Canutillo Independent School District will begin school two weeks later than previously announced. Remote learning instruction will commence on Monday, August 17 instead of August 3.

The first three weeks of classes will consist of 100% remote learning. Then, starting Tuesday, September 8, parents may choose between on-campus instructional settings and remote instruction.

Superintendent Dr. Pedro Galaviz says that the well-being of Canutillo’s students, parents, and staff will always be the driving determinant of decisions. And, the District’s actions will continue to be based on local, state and federal education and health authority guidance.

“We have had to be flexible in terms of our planning for a return to school, and, COVID-19 is once again affecting the schedule in the greater El Paso region,” Galaviz said. “With a substantial increase in rates of infection in this area, we are having to change the date for the first day of school.”

Parents were sent a survey listing the instructional options that will be offered once campuses are open. The options include remote learning; hybrid schedules (combination of remote learning and in-person); and daily face to face. Parents should still proceed with choosing an option as soon as possible in order to facilitate planning for campuses. The survey can be found at:

The city’s order also states:

  • All children with special healthcare needs which are considered medically fragile should not return to school until the 2021-2022 school year.
  • Students, teachers and staff age 2 years and older should wear face coverings, unless medically contraindicated or if this may pose a risk to the student, teachers, and staff.

For updates and details of the reopening plan, visit

Please note, that this plan is subject to change depending on future guidance from local, state and federal education and health authority.