Message from the SuperintendentDear Canutillo Community,

On April 17, 1970, NASA’s Apollo 13 spacecraft successfully returned to earth. However, just days before, an onboard explosion made this positive outcome extremely unlikely. Today, the Apollo 13 story has become a case study in the power of teamwork and improvisation. It has become a lesson on how coming together under dire circumstances can ultimately result in a successful mission.

The astronauts in this instance worked as a team to creatively use what still worked on their crippled spacecraft to gain an earth-bound trajectory. A group of NASA engineers and scientists on the ground endeavored with equal effort and urgency to guide their colleagues home.

The CISD team, both at central office and at campuses, have done the same. We have worked as a team to deploy effective instructional approaches in the face of an unforgiving pandemic. We have innovated, adjusted, modified, and revised our way towards a successful mission, which is to provide quality education while ensuring the safety of all.

Our deepest appreciation goes to trustees, teachers, students, staff and parents for your courage, fortitude, and creativity in the midst of one of the gravest health crises our planet has ever experienced. Your valiant efforts, and the work of educators throughout the world, will go down in the annals of history as a job well done - as a successful mission in spite of the obstacles.

Please make sure your child is registered. You can complete the registration process online at:

New extended hours for curbside and the bus stops starting Monday 08-24-2020. More information and delivery routes can be found at:

An immunization clinic will be held Tuesday, September 1, 2020, from noon - 4:00 p.m. at the Alderete Middle School Gym, 801 Talbot. Please park in the parking lot located on 6th Street from either Park Ave. or Canutillo Ave. Medicare and most insurance accepted, $10 for VFC eligible recipients. Parent identification, current immunization record, and insurance card required.

Device Distribution
Thank you to parents for your patience concerning Apple devices. Apple deliveries have been delayed due to the pandemic. As additional devices are received, we will expeditiously distribute to all others on our list. The district distributed the first shipment and will be distributing the next shipment next Tuesday. You can find the schedule at:
Pedro Galaviz
Superintendent of Schools