city of sylvania
Mayor's Message by Craig A. Stough
August 12, 2021
"Schools Are Opening"
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Over the years, the number one reason families have told me for moving to Sylvania is the quality of  the Sylvania Schools. Those schools are opening up again for the fall session the week of August 16th.  

Mayor Craig Stough

City of Sylvania Mayor,
Craig A. Stough

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!