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District "Gearing" up to Support September 27 Ride for Missing Children

The North Syracuse Central School District is “gearing” up to support the Ride for Missing Children (RFMC) on Friday, September 27th. This is a very exciting event with more than 100 riders pedaling their way across Onondaga County passing many communities along the way and even stopping at several schools.

The RFMC is an awareness and fundraising event for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, NY Regional Office (NCMEC/NY). Riders commit to meet fundraising goals, to train, and to ride. The goal is to honor and bring awareness to the plight of missing children and to help support the NCMEC/NY prevention education efforts which serves schools, including our own, within our region of the state.

Riders will begin at 8:00 AM from Sports Center 481and will return the start a little after 5:00 PM. Along the way, they will travel along a carefully planned route accompanied by police escort. They will ride by and stop at preselected schools that fall upon the route where students will greet and cheer them on. One of the school stops planned is at Gillette Road Middle School at approximately 12:46 p.m. Students and staff will make their way outside to greet the riders as they arrive at the school. The riders will be onsite for 20 minutes to hydrate, refuel, and hand out bracelets to the students. For the students, this is a high energy event. They will be led by NCMEC/NY staff and volunteers in cheering on the riders as they arrive and depart.

Additional district schools that will have the opportunity to cheer on riders as they pass by are: North Syracuse Early Education Program (205 S. Main St., N. Syracuse) at 12:21 p.m., Allen Road Elementary School (803 Allen Rd., N. Syracuse) at 12:30 p.m., Cicero Elementary School (5979 Route 31, Cicero) at 1:43 p.m. and Smith Road Elementary School (5959 Smith Rd., N. Syracuse) at 2:02 p.m.

Click here to view the schedule for NSCSD schools. 

We are proud to have two of our own riding on behalf of our district: Melissa Dickens, a teacher at Cicero Elementary School and Noelle Raymond, a teacher at North Syracuse Junior High School. Click the riders' names to visit their online donations pages.   

Many thanks to the entire school community for supporting this worthy cause. Click here to learn more about the ride or find prevention resources online by visiting www.kidsmartz.org and www.netsmartz.org.