Spread Christmas Cheer

Dr. Galaviz Christmas memeDear Canutillo Community,

With the holidays rapidly approaching, we are reminded about what is most important in our lives. We have learned to appreciate one another and enjoy the blessings that we have. So keep your loved ones close to your heart while you are safely apart.

At a special board meeting on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, the Canutillo Independent School District Board appointed Tristan Hernandez to fill the unexpired term of Mary Yglesias who resigned last month. Mr. Hernandez is currently an Electrical Engineering student at The University of Texas at El Paso and Grid Intern at El Paso Electric Company. He is a 2018 graduate of Canutillo High School. Hernandez looks forward to making a positive impact in the district, continuing its success and subsequently benefiting the community.

“I have great pride for the community that raised me,” Hernandez said. “I want to do my part to help our students grow and succeed.”

This appointment follows the November general election when Patsy Mendoza was newly elected, as she previously served on the Board from 2010-2014. Sergio Coronado will serve his 5th term while Armando Rodriguez will begin his 4th consecutive term. Blanca Trout will begin her 2nd consecutive term.

Attendance and Grades are Important
When we started the school year, we committed ourselves to ensuring our students would continue to receive a high-quality education. Our educators remain dedicated to this goal.
Whether your student is learning from home or at school, attendance, engagement, and support are key to their success. If they are not physically present on campus or do not log on to our district's learning platforms (Google Classroom and Seesaw), they are marked absent.
All Canutillo students have a schedule informing them when they need to log on for instruction with their teacher and assignments to complete on SeeSaw or Google Classroom. If students are ill, they need to access their assignments and engage via SeeSaw or Google classroom by 11:59 p.m. to be counted present. If a student is too ill to complete work online, parents must notify the attendance office so the absence will be excused.

Please remember that grades and attendance are not the same. Students should be checking in to every class on SeeSaw/Google Classroom, engaging with the lessons, and completing assignments, quizzes, and projects. Parents, please reach out to your child's teacher, counselor or principal if your at-home learner needs assistance or support.

We appreciate your continued support and understanding as we navigate the challenges presented by this COVID-19 pandemic. We are in this and will get through this together. To help us keep our community healthy and keep our schools open, we need your help. As we approach the holiday season, we ask that you stay home when you’re sick, limit large social gatherings, wear masks when you’re in public, and practice healthy habits.

I want to ensure you that we will remain committed to your student’s safety and education during these unprecedented times.

Dr. Pedro Galaviz
Superintendent of Schools