COVID-19 Protocols Remain Unchanged

Message from the SuperintendentDear Canutillo community,

Texas Governor Abbott recently issued an executive order lifting the mask mandate and opening businesses to 100% capacity effective March 10. As a result of the lifting of the order on masks, TEA has updated its Public Health Guidance. Under this updated guidance, a public school system’s current practices on masks may continue unchanged. Local school boards have full authority to determine their local mask policy.

Furthermore, the CDC has advised states against premature relaxation in view of emerging virus variants and the fact that only a relatively small percentage of the population has been vaccinated thus far. Local officials have expressed similar concerns about the lifting of these measures.

Therefore, CISD will continue to enforce precautions in the best interest of our district community, namely mask-wearing, social distancing, and handwashing protocols. We are also urging employees and students who feel sick to stay home.

With the wider administration of vaccines, we are getting closer to more effective mitigation of this health crisis. However, we agree that it is not the right time to discard safety measures. We must each continue to do our part in adhering to these protocols for the greater good of all.

Don’t forget that intersession is scheduled from March 8 - 12, followed by Spring Break March 15-19. There will be no student instruction, physical or remote, during those two weeks. Meals will be provided to our community only during intersession week, March 8 - 12. Intersession week does not apply to the Northwest Early College High School calendar, classes continue as usual March 8 through 12.

Have a safe weekend.

Dr. Pedro Galaviz,
Superintendent of Schools