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Message from the SuperintendentDear Canutillo community,
It is with great sadness that we learned on Sept. 12 of the passing of Mrs. Carolina Reyes, beloved spouse of former U.S. Representative and Congressman Silvestre Reyes. The next day, administrators, students, staff and teachers at the couple’s namesake Congressman Silvestre & Carolina Reyes Elementary School wore white and came together to pay tribute and honor the lasting legacy she leaves behind.

Mr. and Mrs. Reyes were both proud Canutillo High School graduates. The couple continually championed for education and the Canutillo community. We send our deepest sympathies, prayers and heartfelt condolences to the Reyes family and friends. Mrs. Reyes will be sorely missed by many.

This week we celebrated Mexico’s independence from Spain and we got to see what a vibrant culturally diverse community we call home. Many students arrived at school on Sept. 16 adorned with elaborate traditional Mexican costumes to honor this significant day in Mexican history. ¡Viva México! 

We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation in our city and our community. According to the statistical report by the City of El Paso, there are currently a total of 1,527 active cases of COVID-19 in El Paso and as of September 13, 25 active cases are reported in the areas of Canutillo and Vinton. We are seeing local improvement. We hope to keep up the momentum by continuing to encourage our campus communities to get vaccinated. Signage has been added to our middle and high school campuses to motivate our students, staff and teachers to get their vaccine to not only protect themselves but their family, friends and classmates.

Next week on Sept. 21, we will be offering another mobile vaccination clinic with the University Medical Center Mobile Unit visiting Alderete Middle School to offer first and second dose vaccines to students, staff and family members. A total of 160 individuals have successfully received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 64 individuals have received their second dose at our prior events. We are getting the word out that we are stronger together!

For information on upcoming vaccination clinics, visit

We had another successful day of engagement and activities with our District and campus leaders to work towards finalizing the framework of our District strategic plan. Meaningful conversations, collaboration and compromise continue to take place during the startup phase of the process. The ongoing integrated planning process will carry on as we carefully examine our core values, set goals and move towards a plan we all feel proud to represent our District that reflects all levels of stakeholders’ input to carry us into our future.

Additionally, we are forging ahead with our mission to inform our community about the 2021 bond. I had the opportunity to be part of the El Paso Chamber of Commerce Education and Workforce panel to provide facts about the bond and discuss associated projects. This week we also visited the Deanna Davenport Elementary and Alderete Middle School campuses. We talked to our community members in attendance about trust and how important it is for us as a District to earn and keep the trust of our constituents. We hope that this bond will be an opportunity to do just that and build a solid foundation of trust, transparency, collaboration, and inclusivity that lasts well into the future.

If you haven’t already done so, I highly encourage you to attend one of our upcoming meetings either in-person or virtually to learn more about the bond and have your specific questions and concerns addressed. Early voting is from October 18 through the 29 and election day is Nov. 2. Make sure you hit the polls armed with all the facts and information whether you vote for or against the bond. Visit our website for a schedule of community meetings,

Finally, the time has come to seize your moment, Canutillo! Monday, Sept. 20 kicks off homecoming week. Students are encouraged to show their Eagle pride by participating in the week's dress up days and festivities.

The parade will start on Canutillo Avenue and 1st Street and continue north on Doniphan ending at the True Value hardware store on Los Mochis.

Welcome home, Canutillo!

Dress Up Days:
Monday 20
Jersey Day

Tuesday 21
Twin Day

Wednesday 22
Fiesta/Dia de los Muertos

Thursday 23
Crazy Mismatch Day

Friday 24
Spirit Day

Events for Homecoming Week:
Wednesday, Sept. 22
Parade at 5:30 p.m.
Bonfire at 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 24
Pep Rally at 10:00 a.m.
Game at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 25
Dance at 8:00 p.m.

Pedro Galaviz
Superintendent of Schools