Thanksgiving 2020

Message from the SuperintendentDear Canutillo Community,

We enter the holiday season with a mix of caution and hope. Health authorities have issued strong warnings about gathering together for Thanksgiving. In view of the current surge in cases and deaths, families are strongly encouraged to stay home and not to assemble with those they do not live with on a regular basis.

While we must sacrifice to protect ourselves and others this year, recent breakthroughs in the development of vaccines give us hope for a normal Thanksgiving in 2021. Two major pharmaceutical companies have announced successful vaccine trials, which are apparently about 95% effective. However you decide to celebrate this Thanksgiving, may you be filled with love, gratitude and hope.

Congratulations to Reyes Elementary for being the elementary with the highest attendance at 98% in October, and to Alderete Middle for being the middle school with the highest attendance at 97.31%. Let’s continue to keep our kids present, engaged, and supported! #CanutilloEveryDay

As we continue this journey, we know and understand that school has been different for our children, parents, and teachers. Although different, we are here to help make this school year successful and keep our children engaged and connected.

Canutillo ISD offers services to help with:

  • academic questions
  • technical help
  • health concerns

Call us at (915) 877-7480 or email us at [email protected], and your message will be shared with the appropriate administrator. You will get a response within 24 hours.

Our counselors are also available to help. You can find the contact information for all of our counselors here: or contact your campus.

The Child Nutrition Department started their dinner program. The dinner program will be providing dinner meals to our community via campus curbside and dinner in a classroom for those students receiving in person instruction. The meal distribution takes place at the campus curbside from each school except for NWECHS. Monday pickups include meals for Monday thru Thursday from 10:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. No meals are provided on District holidays. Please visit our website for more information or contact your campus.

To see how COVID-19 is affecting our schools, check out our updated dashboard at

Dr. Pedro Galaviz
Superintendent of Schools