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    • In lieu of an in-person holiday concerts, students were filmed during their music class between December 8th and 15th. The videos are available by clicking HERE!
    • Students return to school after the holiday break on Monday January 3rd! 
    • Wednesday January 12th - Act 80 Day - NO SCHOOL for students
    • Monday January 17th - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - NO SCHOOL
    • Wednesday January 19th - PTO Meeting in the Harding Library - Any Harding parent/caregiver is welcome!
    • Monday January 24th - Recording Day - NO SCHOOL for students



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    Harding Elementary School Important Posts


    January 10, 2022

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    January 4, 2022  COVID-19 Pool Testing Information

    Dear Parents/Guardians,

     In a few short weeks, weekly Covid-19 testing will be available for Harding students during the school day.  With your permission, your child would be tested weekly with a self-swab test.  The test would show if anyone in a “pool” is sick.  The test does not show who specifically is sick, however.  A diagnostic test would be given (“spit test”) to determine if an individual is sick. 

    Your child would continue to be tested weekly, unless you decide otherwise.  Please let us know in writing if you change your mind.


    Testing allows students, teachers, and staff to attend school in-person with confidence and to feel that they are playing a role in protecting their community.  Please call me if you have any questions about the process.

    For more information visit this website or use the QR code below. https://testcenter.concentricbyginkgo.com/minor-consent.

    1. Please scan the QR code below to provide consent for your student(s).

    2. Then, enter this access code for Harding: BWAKFS

    3. Finally, enter your child’s information, and you’re done!






    Effective Monday, November 8th:

    Harding School will continue to provide outside supervision from 7:30 to 8:00 a.m for students that need to be dropped off early at school. However, in order to ensure the safety of all students and staff under the COVID safety guidelines, we will no longer be able to bring these students in to the auditorium.  If you are planning to continue dropping your student off early this winter, please be sure that students are dressed warmly for the cold weather. Students will be greeted by staff and taken in to the building at 8:00 a.m. Students that are dropped off by families after 8:00 a.m. should enter the building through the Main Lobby doors.  Because of these changes, we encourage our families to drop students off as close to 8 a.m. as possible. For additional information, please call the Main Office at 874-6550.


    Email your student absence excuses to:


    Be sure to include the student's first and last name, the reason for the absence

    and the first and last name of the parent sending the email.


    Virtual Families Schoology Login Instructions

    click here for Instructions 


    Bus Information

    click here for bus stop locations



    Need an iPad or Chromebook for the 2021-22 year?

    Call the Main Office 874-6550 to set an appointment to have a device assigned to you.


    This will only be available to families that do not already have a device assigned to them.

    If your student left their device at school, it has been returned to IT to be cleaned and updated.

    In this case, you will need to sign a new device agreement and have a new device assigned to your student.


    Please click this link or visit the Parents tab on our website and read the agreement. This will make the process go smoothly when you come to school to have a new device assigned to you. We will have the agreements on hand here for you to sign.








    Our office staff is happy to assist you with any questions you may have. 

    The number for the Harding Main Office is: 





    Effective August 31, 2021, meal distribution will be provided only for remote students and students enrolled in the EPS Cyber Choice Academy on Tuesdays at Metz Culinary Center, 255 E.19th St. from 1:30 to 6 p.m.
    In order to participate in the program, each remote student must be registered through the following online form: https://forms.gle/Jrg6gaayf8TMwqiA9.
    At the first meal pick up for remote students, you will be given an ID card to keep, and that card will be scanned when picking up future meals.
    If you have any questions or special dietary needs, please contact Metz Culinary Center at 814-874-6885.


    **You can view the meal distribution calendars for January by clicking HERE.






    Please call the Harding Main Office to obtain your Parent Portal Activation Key. 

    This enables parents to login in to Infinite Campus where you will have

    access to class schedules, attendance and grades.




    A Message from your Community School Director

    Harding Families,

    If you should find yourself in need of assistance or connection to resources at any time, please call our Community School Director, Shanna Potter, at 814-440-9734.

    Follow our facebook page: Harding Elementary, a community school for updates and information. 

    Please call 2-1-1, United Way of Erie County's helpline if you are in need of information or referrals during this time. It is free and available 24/7/365 to all residents in Erie County, free and confidentially.

    To request resources from our BASIC NEEDS PANTRY, complete the online form at: https://bit.ly/hardingpantry or call 814-440-9734. We have items such as health and hygiene supplies, school supplies, winter items, food, and more.




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Mission Statement

  • Profile: 
    Harding School is located at 820 Lincoln Avenue in the Northwest perimeter of the City of Erie, Pennsylvania. The school houses over 550 students and over 70 staff members.
    Mission Statement:
    Harding Elementary School seeks to create a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for success through development-appropriate instruction that allows for individual differences and learning styles. Our school promotes a safe, orderly, caring, and supportive environment where every student's self-esteem is fostered by positive relationships with students and staff. We strive to have our parents, teachers, and community members actively involved on our students' learning.