Better Together

Message from the SuperintendentDear Canutillo community,
A school district should never be a siloed entity. We are composed of a number of stakeholders who are dedicated and invested in the success of our schools, teachers and most of all our students. As such, when we plan for the future we must hear the voices of all our stakeholders at every level, administrators, staff, teachers, students and our community members. 

As we build the framework for our strategic plan to lead our district over the next five years, we aim for meaningful collaboration and engagement to be at the heart of our plan. Over the past week, we have continued to come together to have thorough discussions and participate in interactive activities to help develop our mission, vision, and set goals, objectives and priorities to carry us into the future and promote the welfare and success of our students.

Student welfare is a priority in everything we do. The health and safety of our students, staff and teachers remain paramount as we continue to navigate the ongoing pandemic. Dr. Maria Fuentes continually provides us with the most up-to-date information. Data from last week indicate most positive COVID-19 cases are among the unvaccinated populations in our schools.
With that said, we are continuing to focus efforts to encourage our campus community to get vaccinated. Signage is being placed at our high school and middle schools, we are making announcements promoting getting vaccinated at our home football games and we are adding more mobile vaccine clinics at our campuses. 

To date, a total of 156 individuals have successfully received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 36 have received their second dose in our four prior mobile vaccine events. We are helping make a difference in our schools and our community. Those of us who can get vaccinated should do so to further arm our kids under the age of 12 against this virus and its variants.

For information on upcoming vaccination clinics, visit

We covered more ground with our roadshow this week. We held community meetings with the Northwest Early College High School, Canutillo High School and Bill Childress Elementary communities. We dove deeper into discussions on some of the larger new construction projects proposed in the bond such as a new permanent building for NWECHS and a new career and technology building for CHS. 

In the coming weeks we hope to expand our reach and continue our efforts to provide clear and concise information about the proposed bond to our constituents. We encourage all members of the Canutillo community, whether you have children currently in our schools or a homeowner in our District, we want to connect directly with you to share facts about the bond to dispel any misconceptions or misinformation that may be circulating so that you can have your questions and concerns addressed to make an informed decision when you cast your vote either for or against the 2021 bond. Visit our website for a schedule of community meetings,

Last but not least, don’t forget to seize your moment to share some school spirit during homecoming week on September 20 - 24! We look forward to welcoming our Canutillo family home and celebrating together. We are currently in search of extraordinary alums from Canutillo High School to nominate for this year’s Outstanding Ex. In order to be considered as an Outstanding Ex, the nominee must be a graduate of Canutillo High School and be able to attend all of the scheduled homecoming events. Please submit your nomination form to the Public Information Office or email to [email protected] by Friday, Sept 17.

Events for Homecoming Week:

Wednesday, Sept. 22

  • Parade at 5:30 p.m.
  • Bonfire at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 24

  • Pep Rally at 10:00 a.m.
  • Game at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 25

  • Dance at 8:00 p.m.

Pedro Galaviz
Superintendent of Schools