Come Together

Message from the SuperintendentDear Canutillo community,
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a restful intersession and is excited to be back.
During our break we tragically lost a member of our Canutillo family with the passing of Canutillo High School sophomore, Carlos Lerma. He was an avid and gifted basketball player, #24 on the CHS basketball team. Carlos will be missed by the administrators, coaches and teachers who guided and mentored him during his time as a Canutillo ISD student and athlete in addition to his teammates, classmates and many friends he leaves behind.
In this time of sorrow, we need to come together to support each other more than ever. We are here if you want to talk to someone. Loss of a brilliant young life is never easy. Our counselors and social workers are available to anyone who needs support. Students, let your teachers know you need to talk to someone, and they can make sure you receive the assistance you need. Parents, if you feel that your child may need additional support, please reach out to the school counselor for assistance.
We send our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to Carlos’ family, loved ones and friends. He will be forever remembered and loved by his Canutillo family.
2021 Bond Update
Thank you to all our Canutillo voters for coming out this week during early voting to cast your ballots. Either for or against the 2021 Canutillo ISD bond, it is your right to vote, and I am glad to see a few hitting the polls early to exercise that right. You still have time to vote early before election day if you haven’t already. Here is the upcoming schedule for early voting at our Central Office Facility at 7965 Artcraft, El Paso County Northwest Annex at 435 E. Vinton Rd., and Dorris Van Doren Library at 551 Redd Rd.:

Canutillo ISD Central Office

  • Oct. 23 - 24: 12 - 5 p.m.
  • Oct. 25 - 29: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

El Paso County Northwest Annex

  • Oct. 23 - 34: 12 - 5 p.m.
  • Oct. 25 - 29: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Dorris Van Doren Library

  • Oct. 23 - 34: 12 - 5 p.m.
  • Oct. 25 - 29: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

As election day on Nov. 2 nears, I want to also thank all of you who have expressed interest in the bond and have made it your mission to inform and arm yourself with facts about what this bond means for you and for the future of our District and students. Our Just for Kids Committee worked diligently to make sure this bond wasn’t the will of District officials or trustees alone, but a collaborative effort that resulted in a comprehensive project list to improve and modernize our schools and facilities so that all projects connected to the bond are, just as the committee’s name states, just for our kids.
If you live in the Canutillo community, you are direct stakeholders in our schools. Your voice is important to us and helps guide our decisions and plans to offer the best opportunities to our Canutillo students. It is imperative you do your research, review the facts, ask questions, express concerns and get out to cast your vote. For information on the 2021 bond, visit our website
COVID-19 and Vaccination
We have been hosting more COVID-19 and flu mobile vaccination clinics to help keep our schools safe and healthy. We held clinics at CHS and Alderete Middle School this past week and will host another at Deanna Davenport on Oct. 29 where COVID-19 boosters and the influenza vaccine AFLURIA will be available for all those 12 years and up.
So far, a total of 165 individuals have successfully received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 113 individuals have received their second dose in our prior events plus, a total of 45 individuals received their flu vaccine.
Red Ribbon Week
 “Drug free looks like me” is this year’s Red Ribbon Week theme. The week of coming together to take a stance against drugs is Oct. 23 - 31. Campuses will promote drug prevention among our students with fun activities and dress-up days.
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
In commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are encouraging all our students, teachers and staff to wear pink on Wednesday, Oct. 27 as a symbol of health, healing and empowerment with the breast cancer community and to spread awareness of this disease that impacts millions of men and women each year.
Vitalant Blood Drive
 From 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 29, Canutillo ISD will be hosting a blood drive on behalf of Vitalant at our Central Office board room. Donors will receive a free t-shirt and a free Whataburger coupon. Vitalant has a critical blood shortage, especially type O blood, and urges all eligible donors to make an appointment to donate. Donors will save up to three lives. To register, call 877-25-VITAL or visit, blood dive code: canutilloisd.
Stay safe, healthy, informed and don’t forget to cast your vote!

Pedro Galaviz
Superintendent of Schools