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L&G Bus Times and Pick-up Locations


Late Bus and Tutoring Calendar



South Newfane

  Bus #5 - Joyce Russ Morning
6:15 Leave bus garage
6:40 East Dover Firehouse
6:42 Adams Hill
6:43 953 Dover Rd.
6:45 645 Dover Rd.
6:46 Stratton Hill
6:47 431 Dover Rd.
6:52 356 Dover Rd.
  343 Dover Rd
6:53 247 Dover Rd.
6:56 Williamsville Firehouse
6:57 306 Depot Rd.
7:00 Wildwood Acres
7:02 Newbrook
7:04 Brook St.
7:06 Pickle Hill
7:15 L & G
(including Harmonyville) reversed including Newbrook Elementary


  Bus #15 - Dennis Wiswall
2:45 Leave L&G
2:50 Flea Market
2:51 Legion Rd.
2:53 Peoples Bank
2:54 Newfane Town Office
2:55 Bruce Brook Rd.
2:58 Brook St.
3:00 Newbrook Elementary


  Bus #3 - Steve Giard
6:45 Leave village
6:48 Brown Hill Rd.
  2796 Rt 100
  Fitts Rd.
  Sheldon Hill
  Stratton/Arlington Rd.
  Smead Rd.
  Lower Podunk Rd.
  3103 Rt 100
7:00 Wardsboro Post Office
  Peters Lane
7:15 Arrive L&G


  Bus #3 - Steve Giard
2:45 Leave L&G
  Peters Lane
3:00 Wardsboro School
  Wardsboro Center
3:05 Brown Hill Rd.
  2796 VT Rt 100
  Fitts Rd.
  Sheldon Hill
3:15 Stratton / Arlington Rd.
  Smead Rd.
  Lower Podunk Rd.
  3101 VT Rt 100


  Bus #16 - Andrea Royce
6:45 Leave bus garage
7:10 Stonehedge
7:12 Goodevale Rd.
7:18 Mountain Acres
7:22 Jamaica Store
7:26 Howe Farm Rd
7:28 Turkey Mt Rd.
7:30 Tonys Lane
7:36 Arrive L&G
7:55 Depart to Career Center
2:45 L&G
2:53 Tonys Lane
2:54 Turkey Mt Rd
2:55 Howe Farm Rd
2:56 Valley Ridge Apt
2:59 Water St.
3:00 Jamaica Village School
3:03 D&Ks
3:09 Stonehedge
3:11 Goodevale Rd.
3:13 Bear Creek Condo (turn around)
3:14 8293 VT Rt 30
3:17 Mountain Acres
3:23 2941 VT Rt 30
3:32 73 VT Rt 100
3:34 Wardsboro Elem
3:39 Smith Bridge
3:43 Tonys Lane
3:45 Turkey Mt Rd


  Bus #4 - Ben Moore
6:55 Leave garage
6:56 Corner Hill Rd & Grassy Brook Rd.
6:59 South end Merrill Drive
7:00 Fontaine
  334 Grassy Brook Rd.
  Papoose Lane
7:02 Sunny Lane Daycare
7:04 Bloom Drive
7:08 Whitney Hill
7:12 Kirsh Rd.
  Murdock Rd.
7:18 Flea Market
  Legion Rd.
7:21 Grange Hall
7:25 Morrill
7:30 Sawdust Alley
7:31 Harmonyville Store
7:33 Arrive L&G
7:40 Deer Rd Valley (turn around)
  Greenwood Drive
7:45 Ober hill Rd.
7:50 L&G/Townshend Elem


  Bus #4 - Ben Moore
2:35 Townshend Elementary
2:45 Leave L&G
  Rte 35 Townshend
3:10 Dutton
  Merrill Drive
3:14 334 Grassy Brook Rd.
  Papoose Lane
  Sunny Lane Daycare
  Bloom Drive
3:17 Whitney Hill (turn around)
3:21 Kirsh Rd.
  Brooks Driveway
  Murdock Rd
  Ellen Ware Rd.
3:24 Riverside Cemetary
  Bus garage

South Wardsboro

  Bus #21 - Jeff Russ/Todd Lawley
6:55 Townshend Dam Rd.
  East Dover Rd
7:00 S Wardsboro Village
7:05 1248 S Wardsboro Rd
  Dump Rd
7:18 Seventh Day Adventist Church (W Townshend)
7:20 W Townshend Store
7:25 Mary Meyer
7:30 Arrive L&G

South Wardsboro

  Bus #21 - Jeff Russ/Todd Lawley
2:35 Leave Townshend Elem
2:45 Leave L&G
  Mary Meyer
2:50 W Townshend
3:00 Wardsboro School
3:05 Dump Rd.
  Howard Rd
  1248 S Wardsboro Rd.
  S Wardsboro Village
3:12 East Dover Rd
3:14 Townshend Dam Rd.

Refuse to Use

Leland and Gray students (Grades 6-12) who wish to participate in Refuse to Use and their parent, guardian or a caring adult must attend a Kick-Off Event.

Contact West River Valley Thrives with questions/concerns. (802) 365-4700



West River Valley Thrives has a grant to subsidize the $50.00 Stratton Refuse To Use Pass.  The first 65 Leland and Gray registrations will benefit from the grant.  Passes are $35.00 for the first 65 registrations.  Pay by check made out to West River Valley Thrives. At this time, all registrants should pay the $35.00 fee.  When registration closes, Thrives will let you know if you did not receive the subsidy.    Does your family need more Refuse To Use scholarship money?  ALL REGISTRANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO FILL OUT THE COLLABORATIVE'S SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION (found on the registration form).

RTU Kick off 2019

Schoolwide Summer Reading Assignment 2019

Grades 6-12

 Click here for a PDF copy

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Written by local author Ann Braden, The Benefits of Being an Octopus is a book with important lessons for all of us, young and not so young. Our hope is that sharing the experience of this story will bring all of us together and help strengthen the bonds within our Leland and Gray community.

We have designed specific assignments for students in middle school (grades 6-8) and students in high school (grades 9-12). Please find your reading and writing assignments on the reverse and come to school in August with your work completed. During the first few weeks of school, Ann Braden will join us to talk about her book, a visit that promises to be exciting and enriching!

 Essential Questions1

  • When we make assumptions about other people, what do we base them on? How do those assumptions shape our interactions? How do those assumptions affect other people?
  • How are people’s lives affected when they have to struggle to make ends meet?
  • When it comes to controversial issues, what role does debate play? How does it help? How does it hurt? What alternatives to debate exist?
  • What cultural divides exist in communities? How might it be possible to bridge those divides?
  • What happens when a person who has felt misunderstood and alone finally feels seen and valued?

Some Basic Definitions

Assumption: when you make a decision about something without fully understanding it.

Controversial: when people have strong opinions about a topic and it’s easy to get into arguments about it.

Debate: when people point out the strength of one side of an issue and the weaknesses of the other.

Cultural Divide: when there are groups of people that live differently from each other or believe different things and don’t really understand the others.

1Braden, A. (n.d.). The Benefits of Being an Octopus: An Educator’s Guide. Retrieved from http://annbradenbooks.com/



Summer 2019

Middle School

  1.  BEFORE YOU READ: Answer these pre-reading questions in writing:
    1.  Examine the cover of The Benefits of Being an Octopus. What predictions can you make about the main character in the story?
    2.  What do you think some of the benefits of being an octopus could be?
  2.  Read The Benefits of Being an Octopus.


AFTER YOU READ: Choose and answer one essential question (see above). Please use examples from the text in your response.

High School

  1.  Read The Benefits of Being an Octopus.

  2.  Read the New Yorker article “How People Learn to Become Resilient” by Maria Konnikova.

  3.  Answer two of the essential questions (see reverse) thoroughly, using examples from the text.

  4.  Apply the ideas contained in “How People Learn to Become Resilient” to the book by answering the following questions thoroughly, using examples from the texts:
    1.  How does Zoey demonstrate resilience by the end of the book (as opposed to the beginning of the book?)
    2. What key traits of resiliency, as reported by Konnikova, do we see in her character?

Your responses are due the first week of school. We look forward to seeing you then!



Please contact:

Ms. Doty at rdoty@lelandandgray.org

Ms. Rowan at jrowan@lelandandgray.org

Ms. Matson at amatson@lelandandgray.org

Click here for a PDF copy