Remembering and Honoring

Message from the SuperintendentDear Canutillo community,

On behalf of Canutillo ISD, we are deeply saddened about the loss of Dr. Karen Trujillo, Superintendent of Las Cruces Public Schools. As you grieve, know that we are remembering and honoring her.

In light of the tragic loss, it is in the spirit of education that I am encouraged to hear of the many wonderful accomplishments that our students and staff are achieving.

Congratulations to our Canutillo High School girls basketball team for their historic season and run in the playoffs, becoming area champions by defeating a tough Amarillo in overtime. Also, congratulations to the eight Canutillo High School students from the CISD School of Music who competed in the Region 22 UIL Solo & Ensemble competition and earned a First Division rating.

I want to give a shout-out to our District communications team. Canutillo ISD was honored for outstanding school communications and received 17 Texas School Public Relations Association (TSPRA) Star Awards – including two Best in Category. They play an important role in communicating vital information and highlighting the District’s accomplishments to the community.

Don’t forget that Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) is once again providing free income tax preparation and support. On-site IRS-certified volunteers will be available to prepare basic returns for families or individuals with qualifying households. Please note that this year, the VITA program is only available by drive-thru/drop-off only. Visit our website for more information Drive Thru & Drop Off Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) 2021.

Intercession is scheduled from March 8 through 12, followed by Spring Break March 15 through 19. There will be no student instruction, physical or remote, during the two weeks, March 8 -19.

We will continue providing meals to our community during the week of March 8-12 at all ten of our schools through our regular channels of curbside pick-up and Meals on Wheels bus distribution. Curbside meals can be picked up beginning at 10:45 AM through 1:00 PM while Meals on Wheels distribution will occur at varying locations beginning at 10:00 AM.

The schedule for Meals on Wheels can be found at here.

March calendar
Please note that intersession week does not apply to Northwest Early College High School students, they will follow their regular schedule March 8 - 12.

During the second week, March 15 through 19, everyone will be off for spring break, including Northwest Early College High School students. No meals will not be provided.

Lastly, parent-teacher conferences will be held the week after spring break. For Northwest students, on March 24. All other campuses will be having parent-teacher conferences on March 25.

As always, continue to stay safe and healthy. While vaccinations continue to roll out to the community, don’t forget the importance of practicing the 3W’s – wash your hands, watch your distance, and wear your mask. Have a great weekend!

Dr. Pedro Galaviz,
Superintendent of Schools