Gratitude & Hope

Message from the SuperintendentDear Canutillo community,
Books belonging to a public high school library are protected under the U.S. Constitution. Not adhering to due process can result in breaches to the fundamental right to freedom of speech protected under our country’s Bill of Rights. It can also impede on issues concerning our students such as inclusion, equity and censorship. For those who come forth to challenge the educational value of this book, there may be many students in our District or throughout the country who feel very differently about the value it brings to them personally but don’t come forward. We just don’t know the span of this book’s impact for the better or the worse and as such, we trust in due process to help guide our decisions without bias.

The proper protocol when a book is challenged is followed according to policy EF local. A reconsideration committee will thoroughly examine the content of the book and decide how to proceed. Pending the results of a challenge, books are withheld from our circulation.

2021 Canutillo ISD Bond Update
Our bond issue was defeated but this is an opportunity to learn and grow from the experience which is what we will do. We will continue to move forward to meet the needs of our students, staff and teachers to support them and provide safe learning environments. I am continuing to work with our team to consider alternative plans and scenarios to enable us to do all that we can for our students, campuses and facilities. We are a premier district and need to provide superior and equitable learning environments and opportunities for our kids. I will keep you posted on how we plan to proceed.
COVID-19 Updates
Last week, I was joined by Local City-County Health Authority Dr. Hector Ocaranza to address the concern of our community over the surge in positive COVID-19 cases in the city and our community. We continue to encourage vaccination amongst our campus community and to practice the 3W’s, wash your hands, watch your distance and wear your mask.  
We will continue to host mobile vaccination clinics to make it fast and convenient for our campus community to get vaccinated. Visit Vaccination Clinics - Canutillo Independent School District ( for the schedule of upcoming clinics. We have also employed the company GermWrap to visit each of our campuses and sanitize the building top to bottom including playground equipment and high-touch surfaces.

Canutillo ISD staff, please make note that moving forward, rapid COVID-19 testing will only be conducted at the Lone Star building at 7000 5th St., Mon. - Fri. from 3 - 5 p.m. Rapid testing will not be available during District closures.

Parents/guardians, COVID-19 rapid testing will continue at your child’s campus at designated times. Please check with your child’s campus for available times. Student rapid testing will not be available during District closures.

Thanksgiving Holiday District Closure
Lastly, next week our District offices and campuses will be closed to allow our students, staff and teachers to enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday with their loved ones. As we embark on this holiday, I want to let each of you know that we as a District are grateful for our students, teachers and staff, they are what make us a premier district and why we get to do what we love to do. Thank you teachers and staff for giving your best to serve this District. Thank you to parents and guardians for entrusting us to educate your most valuable assets. May we continue to grow together in unity and love.

Wishing you and yours a very blessed and happy Thanksgiving!


Pedro Galaviz
Superintendent of Schools