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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.


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


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


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

Important Dates!





  • March 5 & 6 - Challenge Day!
  • March 14 - School Site Council Meeting @ 5:00 PM                                                           All Parents Welcome
  • March 15 & 16 - No School - Prof. Development for Teachers 
  • March 23 -  TRAP                             



New Valley HS Activities

Principal Greetings

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Antonio Vela, Principal


Greetings Families!


New Valley is concluding its first semester under the new system of grading, in which students earn credits based upon their academic learning. This is a system that we borrowed from Broadway Continuation High School, A California Distinguished School, in San Jose Unified School District.


Our school year is now divided into six, six-week grading periods. At the midway point of every grading period, students spend a day gathering their current grades, and holding conferences with their teachers on ways they can improve their grades, or maintain their grades. This event is known as TRAP (Transcript Review of Academic Performance). With their TRAP grades, students can plan for success with the remaining weeks of the grading period.  TRAP is a progress report that enables students to plan for success!


New Valley teachers have executed this new procedure, and they have integrated other tasks into their practice in order to support students. One new item is the use of School Loop. With School Loop accounts, parents can log on any time, review completed and missing assignments, review attendance records, and send emails to any staff member.   We hope School Loop is a valuable tool for you!


We have completed our third TRAP, and, on December 21 we will complete our third grading period, which is when grades are finalized and credits are earned. In the true spirit of alternative education, students are reaping the rewards of their hard work! Take a look at the chart below, which details the number of credits our students earn for each grade.  


A+ = 3 credits

A = 2.75 credits

A-  = 2.75 credits

B+ = 2.5 credits

B =   2.5 credits

B- = 2.5 credits

C+ = 2.25 credits

C   = 2 credits

C- = 2 credits

D+ =  1.5 credits

D   = 1.5 credits

D- = 1.25 credits

F   =   0 credits




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




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.


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.