There are many quality of life issues that make Sylvania one of the most desirable places to live in northwest Ohio: terrific recreational programming and venues, safe neighborhoods, responsive police/fire, available health care, dependable neighborhood services such as trash pickup, curbside recycling and snow removal, and a highly rated Senior Center.
The number one quality of life issue for many families, however, are the excellent educational offerings available in Sylvania. Not just the Sylvania Schools, but outstanding parochial and private schools as well. We are even a college town, with Lourdes University right here in Sylvania, and the many cultural benefits that brings.
My parents chose to move to Sylvania while I was in elementary school. My brother and I both benefitted from attending the Sylvania Schools, and went on to successful university experiences and productive professional careers. My wife and I chose the same for our three children, who are also products of the Sylvania Schools.
And it is not just the classroom experience that our children benefit from. It is all the other learning experiences available to Sylvania students – music, drama, athletics, technology, clubs and more. Wherever I travel around Ohio, I find Sylvania is best known for the quality and success of our young people. They are the most important people in Sylvania.
After a difficult year and a half of coping with COVID pandemic issues, the Sylvania Schools are reopening for the 2021-2022 school year the week of August 16th. They are reopening on a staggered schedule, with all students to be in school by the end of the week. A remote learning option is available for families who have requested it.
Once again, watch out for our children traveling to and from school. Although many ride school busses, many do not. They have been to Safety City to learn how to be safe on their trips to and from school. They have safety guards to help guide them. But they all need our patience and vigilance to help keep them safe.
Best wishes to all the students, teachers, staff, parents and volunteers as you begin the 2021-2022 school year here in Sylvania!