United with Uvalde

Message from the SuperintendentDear Canutillo community,

Unfortunately, we again find ourselves heartbroken and mourning the loss of innocent lives due to another cowardice attack on a school. Schools should be safe places for children to gain knowledge to prepare them for long successful lives and should not be places that instill fear in both children and parents and most certainly should never be places where brilliant young lives are cut short. 

As a district, we focus on the safety and wellbeing of our students and want to let parents and students know that in the world we live in, we are prepared for the worse and will do our due diligence to make sure that we take the responsibility of keeping our kids safe very serious We want parents to feel confident dropping their most precious assets at our campuses everyday.

We have an officer and/or security guard at every campus, all campus doors are locked throughout the day, monitored and access from the outside must be granted by staff. It is also crucial for us to all work together as a united community and if you see or hear something questionable in-person or on social media, say something immediately.

We pray for the community of Uvalde, the 21 victims who lost their lives; 19 of which were bright, beautiful little souls with so much left to give this world; the victims still fighting for their lives and family and loved ones left behind. Our hearts bleed for those who lost their children. May they find healing and peace.

New Associate Superintendent Named
As you may know, our Associate Superintendent Marina Rocha is retiring this school year and we welcome Dr. Debra Kerney as our new associate superintendent. She has proven herself as a dedicated and exceptional leader in our district since 2007 and I am happy to have her stay on board to continue leading us to greatness. We wish Ms. Rocha the best and a happy, healthy retirement and welcome Dr. Kerney! She assumes her new role on July 1.

Employee Pay Increase
The Canutillo ISD Board of Trustees approved a three percent general pay increase for all Canutillo ISD employees for the 2022-23 school year. With the 2021 bond defeated, the district still faces continued challenges with funding some critical district needs. However, district leadership together with the support of trustees, prioritized efforts to support our employees during these trying times of inflation and cost of living on the rise, through the help of remaining federal ESSR funds and strategic financial planning.

Registration is in full swing! Don’t forget to enroll your child for the 2022-23 school year. We hope to see all our bright faces back and if you are new to our district, we welcome you. Looking forward to another year of fun and learning.

CHS Graduation
Canutillo High School will celebrate their 2022 graduates on Tuesday, May 31 at 2:00 p.m. at the Don Haskins Center. 

Employee Summer Hours
For the month of June and start of July, Canutillo ISD employees will operate under the Summer Hour Schedule beginning June 6th until July 8th. Summer Business Hours will be Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. with district offices closed on Fridays. Regular business hours start up again on July 11.

Summer Break

Last day of instruction is Friday, May 27. Wishing you all a very safe and happy summer break. Please be sure to register your child for the coming school year and we are looking forward to seeing everyone back for a new school year.

This coming Monday, May 30 is Memorial Day. Take some time to reflect on all the brave men and women who sacrificed their lives to serve this country in the armed forces. We honor them and are forever grateful.

We are united with Uvalde.
Be safe and healthy!

Pedro Galaviz
Superintendent of Schools