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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!



    !!DRAGON BOOK BOX PICK UP - THURSDAY 11/19/2020 FROM 2:30-4:30!! 

    If you reserved a "Dragon Book Box", you should have received a confirmation email with pick up instructions from our Community School Director, Shanna Schumacher.

    Book Box Pick Up is Thursday 11/19 from 2:30-4:30 at Harding.

    • Pull up to the parking lot doors on the west side of the building and stay in your car.
    • Wear your mask and tell us which students you are picking up for.
    • We will bring your box to the car for you.
    • Take your box home and enjoy the activities when the time is right for your family. If you are comfortable with us sharing photos of your experience on our Harding Facebook page, please text them to 814-440-9734 or email to sschumacher@eriesd.org. 
    • Check your email next week for a follow up survey about your experience!

    If you indicated that we had permission to send the box home with your student, we hope that you will be able to pick it up now since they are learning remote. If not, please respond to this email or call 814-440-9734 so that we can arrange to get your box to you.

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Welcome to Harding School


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    Harding Elementary School


    2020-21 School Year Updates:



    As the number of positive COVID-19 cases continues to rise in Erie County, all district students, grades preK-12, will continue to participate in 100 percent remote learning next week, Monday, Nov. 16 through Friday, Nov. 20. This includes special education students in self-contained classrooms and career and technical education students that had been attending school in-person. 


    Also, 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.





    Beginning the week of September 28th, meal distribution is changing to 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


    **Please note that some distribution dates in November and December have changed due to holidays and school schedules. View the updated dates 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. 




    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 NEW Health and Hygiene Pantry, complete the online form at: https://bit.ly/31Ox2ZN or call 814-440-9734. We have items such as cleaning supplies, body wash, laundry detergent, hand soap and hand sanitizer available.

    We will get through this together!




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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 700 students and over 50 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.