We're in it to win it

Message from the SuperintendentDear Canutillo community,
We are now a month into the new school year! I want to thank you for your support as we continue to bounce back from the challenges of 2020 and adjust to a new normal. Having our kids at school every day ready and eager to learn starts at home. We appreciate your efforts to make education a priority and help us provide your child with a premier learning experience. 

As the school year progresses, we continue to put the health and welfare of our students, teachers and staff at the forefront of our day to day operations. This past week, we hosted another University Medical Center mobile vaccination clinic at Alderete Middle School where 57 students, teachers, staff and family members received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. We continue to urge the campus community to stay safe, stay healthy and stay informed. For CISD COVID-19 information, visit

Speaking of strength in numbers, last week, district leadership met to begin our district strategic planning process. We worked collectively to determine overarching goals, strategies and direction for the district. This week, we hosted a steering committee consisting of students, teachers, administrators and community members at our Central Office to take the next step and brainstorm and collaborate to further establish goals and identify initiatives to help propel us forward over the next five years. We will continue to work together to build our strategic plan.

We have hit the ground running to get the word out to our community about the 2021 Canutillo ISD bond on the Nov. 2 ballot. We continued our roadshow this week visiting Canutillo Middle School STEAM Academy, Canutillo Elementary School and Deanna Davenport Elementary School. Each campus community got an opportunity to learn about proposed projects for their individual schools, ask questions and voice concerns. We also introduced the bond before the Council on Regional Economic Expansion and Educational Development (CREEED) board of directors as well as conducted a virtual meeting for community members and parents who could not attend in-person. 

We will continue to spread the word and inform our community through in-person and virtual community meetings in an effort to be transparent, collaborative, and inclusive. If you haven’t already attended a meeting, we highly encourage and welcome you to attend an upcoming session. Visit for a complete schedule.

Are you ready for some football! Friday Night Lights, our first home game kicks off Sept. 3 at 7 p.m. at the Canutillo High School stadium.

We hope to keep the momentum going from last week at Burges High School where the Eagles defeated the Mustangs 29-22. We hope you can come out to our season opener at home to support our team. Go Eagles!

Additionally, homecoming is right around the corner, Canutillo High School will be celebrating its annual homecoming week on September 20 - 24. This year’s theme is “Seize Your Moment, Canutillo,” an homage to the Disney film “Coco.” Don’t miss the chance to seize yours and make plans to attend some of the upcoming homecoming festivities. We are excited to come together once again in comradery to show some school spirit and celebrate this time-honored tradition.

Last but not least, as we embark on a long Labor Day weekend to pay tribute to the many contributions and achievements of American workers, let us also acknowledge the vast contributions of our district teachers, staff, administrators and Trustees who keep the machine running smoothly each and every day. Their diligence and commitment are what allow us to fulfill our responsibility to educate the leaders of tomorrow. 


Pedro Galaviz
Superintendent of Schools