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    • March 29 - Math Family Game Night: Decks, Dice and Dominoes. 5:30-6:45 PM in the Cafeteria. Register HERE
    • March 31 - Act 80 Day - No School for Students - End of 3rd Quarter
    • April is Autism Acceptance Month
      • Autism Acceptance Spirit Week: April 17-21
      • T-Shirt order forms will be sent out in March for our Harding Autism Acceptance Month shirts. You can view the order form HERE. Order forms and cash are due to Harding by March 17th. 
    • April 3-10 - Spring Break - No School for Students
    • April 13th - Donatos Fundraiser - Harding PTO
    • April 12, 19, 26 - Pre-K "Steps to Kindergarten" Program with WQLN - 5:00-6:45 PM in the Library. Registration flyer was sent home in February.
    • April 19 - PSSA and Pastries - 8:15 AM - Families of 3rd-5th grade students can REGISTER HERE.
    • April 20 - Spring Picture Day
    • April 21 - 3rd Quarter Report Cards Mailed
    • April 24, 25, 26 - Language Arts PSSA Testing for Grades 3-5
    • May 1, 2 - Math PSSA Testing for Grades 3-5
    • May 3, 4 - Science PSSA Testing - Grade 4 ONLY

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    Harding Elementary School Important Posts


    Updated Single Point of Entry Procedures

    Effective March 6, 2023

    After 8:30 a.m. :

    •  Only Erie’s Public Schools Employees will be allowed to swipe/buzz in using the West parking lot side entrance.
    • All other family members and visitors must enter the building from the Lincoln St. East lobby doors.


    Thank you for supporting our continued efforts to make Harding School a safe place for all of us!



    February is Career and Technical Education Month!

    Click here to access Career and Techinical Education Month videos


    New clear bag policy to go into effect Dec. 1.

    EPS families and students:

    As part of the district’s ongoing efforts to ensure that our staff, students, families and guests have a safe experience at district events, Erie’s Public Schools is instituting a new policy outlining the size and type of bags that may be brought into district events held on district property. The policy mirrors policies already in place at many sporting and entertainment venues.

    Effective Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022, all bags must be clear, plastic, vinyl or PVC, and must be no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches. Bags cannot have buckles, hardware or décor that conceals any part of the bag. Purses must be no longer than a small clutch bag, approximately the size of hand. Small clutch bags may be brought into an event with no more than one clear plastic bag.

    Fans and audience members may bring binoculars, cameras, smart phones, blankets, and stadium seats and cushions. Stadium seats and cushions must not be larger than 18 inches and must not have pockets, zippers or concealable areas.
    Coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, camera bags and illegal items are not permitted. All bags will be searched.

    This policy applies to all district events held on district property, including Erie Veterans Memorial Stadium, Ainsworth Field, and district gyms and auditoriums.

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation in ensuring the safety for staff, students, families and guests.




    Click the link below to complete the Harding Bus Application


    Click Here for the Harding Bus Stop Locations for 22-23  



    If your child misses school, please submit an excuse within 10 days

    Email to: hardingattendance@eriesd.org

    Or text to 814-440-9734 or 814-718-9075

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

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



    Need an iPad or Chromebook for the 2022-2023 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.

    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: 




    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.





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Mission Statement

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    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.
    Vision Statement 2022-2023
    Harding School will prioritize high levels of engagement and personalized pathways to educational excellence for every student, without exception. We will continue to maximize instructional time and analyze data regularly to make informed decisions regarding student instruction and staff professional development. Targeted interventions will focus on increasing ELA and Math proficiency rates and completion of Career Readiness artifacts to ensure students are prepared for their next pathway. Equitable access to instruction will be a priority for all students. In addition, a focus on attendance recognition will motivate students to attend school daily and interventions will decrease chronic absenteeism. As a Community School we strive to create a school environment that is safe, secure, supportive, and welcoming to all students, families, and staff. We instill in our students the values of diversity, inclusion, and kindness. Students feel valued at our school and believe in themselves and their peers. Our SWPBIS program is intertwined with our academics, and all Harding students are expected to be respectful, responsible, safe, and focused.