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    • May 20-24: Summer Book Distribution for all students
    • May 22: May and June Birthday Book Distribution
    • May 23: Kindergarten Field Trip to ExpERIEnce Children's Museum
    • May 24: 4th and 5th Grade Band and Chorus Concert at 9:30 AM
    • May 27: Memorial Day - No School
    • May 29: SWPBIS Booster and 4th Quarter Harding Hero Assembly
    • May 30: Pre-K Garden Party
    • May 31: Field Day
    • June 3: 5th Grade Celebration
    • June 4: Last day for students. Early dismissal at 1:00 PM.
    • June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30, August 13 - Erie County Public Library Bookmobile Visits in the parking lot from 1:00-2:00 PM. All are welcome.
    • July 31: PLAYtime on the Playground from 6:30-7:30 on the playground. All are welcome.
    • August 6: National Night Out from 5:00-8:00 PM at Gridley Park with Our West Bayfront
    • August 7: Kindergarten Kick Off Date !! Incoming Kindergarten students who are enrolled by August will be invited to this special event! There is one session at 10:00 AM and one at 6:00 PM. Please join us for the session that works best for you!
    • August 15: "Start Strong" back to school event at 5:00 PM. Meet the attendance team, learn how to start the school year strong, enjoy music from DJ Jay, games, giveaways, picnic dinner and prizes!
    • August 26: First day of the 2024-2025 school year!

    Click HERE for the May Lunch Calendar.



  • Check out our Harding Kindness Campaign, launched by our Behavior Intervention Specialists, Ms. Light and Ms. Pullium!

    At Harding, kindness matters.


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    Harding Elementary School Important Posts


    Harding Families,

    For instructions on how to access Schoology from student devices, please see the link under the Parents Tab on the Harding homepage.



    Progress Reports Information:

    Please look for your child’s progress report to arrive in the mail shortly.

    Progress reports are distributed quarterly to keep you informed of your child’s academic progress.

    You may also use the Infinite Campus Parent Portal to access information about assignments, grades, attendance and more.

    If you're new to the district or haven't yet used the Infinite Campus parent portal, contact your child's school directly for an activation key.

    Infinite Campus is accessible via our district web page at eriesd.org by clicking on the "Parents" tab.

    Infinite Campus Mobile Apps can also be downloaded through the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.


    A reminder for our kindergarten families:

    Your child’s progress report this quarter will include only your child’s attendance information; kindergarten students do not receive letter grades on quarterly progress reports.

    Each semester, your kindergarten student will be evaluated as “S” (Satisfactory), “P” (Progressing), “R” (Reinforcement Needed), or “X” (Not Graded at this Time) in various skills.



    Harding Families,

    On Sept. 25, 2023 Harding School will begin our new Respectful Ways, Social Emotional Learning Program.

    Click here to learn more!!!


    Effective August 28th, the following procedure will be in place for any student that is not picked up on time:

    This information is posted at the Single Point of Entry on the Lincoln St. side of the building.

    Attention Parents and Guardians:

    Metal Detectors Now in Use. Entry Upon Successful Pass


                        • If you did not pick up your student on time, you are required to wait outside.
                        • One at a time, individuals will be permitted to enter the vestibule.
                        • At that time you must press the buzzer button.
                        • When greeted by a staff member, state your first and last name and the first and last name(s)of the students you are picking upPlease speak clearly.
                        • In order to be buzzed into the office, you must successfully pass through the metal detectors.
                        • Once you are buzzed in, proceed to the main office counter with identification.
                        • Once cleared as an authorized individual to pick up the student identified, a walkie talkie call will be made to the auditorium.
                        • Once your student arrives at the main office, the family will exit the building through the vestibule.
                        • The next parent or guardian will then enter the vestibule and repeat this process.

    Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring the safety of all Harding Dragons and family members!



    Click here

    for Information about bus stops, bus applications and the start of school.





    Attendance Matters at Harding School!

    Click here for more



    School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (SWPBIS) at Harding

    Click here for more





    Harding Single Point of Entry Procedures

    Metal Detectors now in use.

    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!







    Click the link below to complete the Harding Bus Application


    Click Here for the Harding Bus Stop Locations for 23-24



    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.



    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 650 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.