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  • Click HERE to attend our "Virtual Open House" for the 2020-2021 School Year. You can view video messages from everyone here at Harding Elementary, a communty school!


    • April 12-16 - Purple Group In-Person (*No more asynchronous Fridays, students attend all day online or in person.)
    • April 19-23 - Gold Group In-Person (*No more asynchronous Fridays, students attend all day online or in person.)
    • Week of April 26 - All students who attend in-person attend Monday-Friday each week.
    • May 3-7 - PSSA Testing 3rd-5th Grade
    • May 8 - Spring Planting and Clean Up Day from 9:00-11:00 AM
    • May 10-11 PSSA Science Testing 4th Grade



    Saturday May 8th from 9:00-11:00 AM - All Are Welcome! Join us as we plant new trees on our property with ReLeaf Erie and clean up around our school. Please let us know you are coming by registering online at bit.ly/hardingplanting


Welcome to Harding School


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    Harding Elementary School


    2020-21 School Year Updates:


    In-person instruction for students assigned to the purple group will begin Monday, February 1.

    In-person instruction for students assigned to the gold group will begin Monday, February 8.

    Students attend in person Monday through Thursday and participate in remote (online) instruction on Fridays. At this time, only students in our Autistic Support classes attend Monday through Friday each week.

    The calendar is available at eriesd.org/reopen

    Please view important reopening information, specific to Harding school, by clicking HERE.


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

    The number for the Harding Main Office is: 


    If you have questions about technology that will be necessary for online instruction,

    please email our support team at 

    epssupport@eriesd.org or call  814-874-6801.





    District meal distribution is available Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:00-6:00. Erie's Public Schools will distribute breakfast and lunch meals to any children under 18. Distribution will take place at the following locations:

    Metz Culinary Center, 255 E. 19th Street (starts at 1:30 pm)

    East Middle School, 1001 Atkins Street

    JoAnna Connell Elementary, 1820 E. 38th Street

    Harding Elementary, 820 Lincoln Ave.

    Grover Cleveland Elementary, 1540 W. 38th Street


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


    At Harding, please park near the playground and come to the cafeteria doors, facing north along West 8th Street. You can pick up at Harding for any students who attend any Erie's Public Schools. 



    Erie’s Public Schools and our partners at Metz Culinary will distribute meals by bus to several locations throughout the city. Families can pick up a lunch and breakfast for their child each day school is in session. Look for the yellow EPS bus at these intersections and times:
    • East Ninth Street and Tacoma Road, from 11:30 to 11:40 a.m.
    • East 18th and Thompson streets, from 11:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • East 19th Street and Whitley Avenue, from 12:05 to 12:20 p.m.
    • East 22nd and East Ave., from 12:25 to 12:40 p.m.
    • East Sixth and Ash streets, from 12:45 to 1 p.m.
    • West Third and Chestnut streets, from 11:30 to 11:40 a.m.
    • West Ninth and Plum Streets, from 11:45 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    • West 11th and Cascade streets, from 12:05-12:20 p.m.
    • West 17th and Plum streets, from 12:25-12:40 p.m.
    • West 17th and Walnut streets, from 12:45-1:00 p.m.
    IMPORTANT: Meals are available to everyone (not limited to EPS students) age 18 and younger. This meal distribution is IN ADDITION to the ongoing meal distribution that takes place every Tuesday and Friday at the Metz Culinary Center, East Middle School, and JoAnna Connell, Harding and Grover Cleveland elementary schools.



    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.

    This was also mailed to your home the week of  11/16/2020.





    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 Schumacher, 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/31Ox2ZN 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.