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PARENTS/GUARDIANS - REGISTER WITH SCHOOLLOOP

Please register with schoolloop.  This will allow you to communicate easily with teachers, and, if you choose, receive daily emails of what is going on at New Valley/Gateway High School.

Registration is easy.  Start by clicking the "Register Now" button on the top left-hand side of this page.  Next, fill in the requested information.  Once an administrator has confirmed you as the parent of the student (which usually takes less than 48 hours), you will have access to school loop and school contact options.

We highly recommend you sign up.

REPORTING ABSENCES

Please report your student's absence within 72 hours to the attendance clerk at (408) 423-2311.

View Your Student's Attendance

Parents, you can view your student's daily attendance by logging into schoolloop and clicking on the attendance tab at the top of the page.  There, you will be able to see each class your student was marked "present" in attendance.

Free/Reduced Meal Lunch Application and Online Pre-pay

Attention Parents...

We have a simple way for you to apply for free and reduced meals for your students, click on the following website address

https://onlinemealapps.scusd.net

for our online meal application.  Approval is quick as well as private.  Nobody will see any of your information except for the person that is validating your application in our office.  If you have not already done so and you feel you qualify for our program please go to the website and apply.

Also, we highly encourage you to prepay for your student's meals online.  Click on following website address

https://schoolcafe.com/

to prepay on your students account. Please make sure you have your student's permanent ID number.  

Important Dates!



 

 

 

 

  • April 11  School Site Council 
  • April 12  Gateway Students @ Cisco Field Trip (Arrive by 8:15 A.M)
  • April 16-20  Spring Break               

 

 

New Valley HS Activities

Principal Greetings

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Antonio Vela, Principal

 

Greetings, New Valley Community!

 

I want to share with you that New Valley has made great strides this year in creating and maintaining a caring, rigorous academic environment.

In our school’s conversion from “APP” (Attendance, Punctuality, Productivity), to measuring performance through mastery of academic content, we have used grade point averages to monitor our students’ progress toward mastering State standards. We track grade point averages every three weeks. This is what we have found:

  • Between 25% and 38% of our students have consistently earned a 3.0 Grade Point Average or above.
  • The longer students are with us, the better they perform over time.
  • Between 38% and 48% of our students have shown an increase in their grade point average from the progress report period to final grades.
  • For most of our advising groups, students earned, on average, above a 2.0 GPA for every progress report (TRAP) and every final grade.

In March, our whole school participated in Challenge Day. This event inspired students and staff to get to know one another, to build relationships, and to lay the groundwork for creating a more caring environment at New Valley. At around the same time, the Principals Advisory Council added to the school’s vision statement, and, with the support of the staff, constructed a set of organizational values. Here is what New Valley students and staff offer to the community:

New Valley is a safe and nurturing alternative learning environment where students are empowered with academic, intellectual, social and emotional skills to better themselves and their community. Our ethical, compassionate staff celebrates diversity and supports students in developing personal goals and realizing their individual potential. 

Together, our KNIGHTS are committed to self-improvement and community. 

 

We are:

 

Knowledgeable-We understand expectations and work to fulfill them. We think about the future by developing goals and plans. We always carry a growth mindset.

 

Nurturing- We look out for one another, taking personal responsibility for ourselves while sharing mutual respect to ensure a safe and positive learning environment.

 

Inspiring- We motivate others to do well by setting good examples and making positive changes. We encourage others to go past their comfort zones to achieve success.

 

Genuine- We have the courage to express our individuality and authentic true selves. We have the courage to support one another’s individuality as well.

 

Humble-We remember where we came from in order to stay grounded and see everyone’s self-worth as equal, while using our own experiences to help others change in a positive  way.

 

Thankful- We continuously express appreciation and gratitude through acts of kindness in school and within our community.

 

Successful- We persevere, with resilience, taking what it means to be a KNIGHT throughout life’s experiences and challenges.

EXPLORE NAVIANCE

The Santa Clara Unified School District is pleased to announce the arrival of Naviance, a website that serves to help students connect learning and life.  As stated on its website, "Naviance is a comprehensive college and career readiness solution for middle and high schools that helps align student strengths and interests to post-secondary goals, and improve student outcomes." Teachers will be receiving training shortly and begin familiarizing students with this extremely useful college and career planning website. Students may sign onto the website as follows:

 

User ID : s(student 6 digit ID number)

Password: first letter of last name in cap, and first letter of first name lower case, followed by 8 digit birthdate mmddyyyy

 

For example, student Ricardo Montalban, with student ID number 123456, and a birthdate of 2/4/1999 would sign in using:

 

User ID: s123456

Password: Mr02041999

 

Please note that Naviance has not formally launched at New Valley but will do so in the near future, however, please feel free to browse the site by clicking the link below:naviance 2B.png
 

E-Flyers

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NEW VALLEY ART GALLERY

Under the guidance and direction of the multi-talented art teacher, Ms. Jensen, New Valley students' creative gifts are nurtured and developed, allowing self-expression through various forms, as can be seen in the slideshow above.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IN SCUSD

The Governing Board of Santa Clara Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals.  The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation or association with a person or a group with one or more of these perceived or actual characteristics.  The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district.

The District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so and when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.