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    Harding Elementary School


    2020-21 School Year Updates:



    Click here to access helpful videos on how to log on to Schoology.

    Once you see the "Lets Get Started" picture,

    scroll down to access the videos.


    Harding School will be using the Teams software

    for video conferencing, not Zoom.



    Dear Harding Students and Families,

    As you know, the start of the 2020-21 school year will be very different from years past. 

    All important information for families will be posted on this page below.

    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.




    Class Lists for the 2020-21 School Year

    Click here to view class lists by grade level and homeroom teacher.





    Student Materials and Technology Pick Up Information:



    Please call the Harding Main Office at 874-6550 to set up an appointment if you have not yet

    picked up your student's learning materials and technology needed for online learning.


    When you arrive for your appointment, call the main office or come to the doors in the west parking lot to ring the buzzer for the office.

    A staff member will come out to assist you. 

    Wear a mask at all times.




    This year, students will be issued an iPad in PreK, Kindergarten and Grade 1.

    If your student is in Kindergarten or 1st grade this year and they were

    assigned a Chromebook this past  Spring, you must return the Chromebook first

    at the time of pick-up in order to get the iPad for this school year.


    Students will be issued a Chromebook in Grades 2-5.

    If your student was issued a Chromebook this past Spring,

    you should continue to use that Chromebook.


    Parents will be required to sign an electronic device agreement upon

    pick-up for all new technology issued. Students will also receive the necessary

    reading and math workbooks for use at home

    during online learning at that same pick-up time.




    Students will not report to Harding School for the first quarter of the 2020-21 school year. 

    All learning will be remote. The school district will be providing every student with a device they will use at home for remote instruction. 

    Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade students will use iPads.

    Second Grade through Fifth Grade students will use Chromebooks.





    Every Wednesday beginning Wednesday, Sept. 9th, Erie's Public Schools will distribute breakfast and lunch meals to families. Each student in the family will receive a breakfast, lunch and milk servings for each day that school is in session in the coming week.  Distribution will take place Wednesday from 3 to 6 at the following locations.

    Metz Culinary Center, 255 E. 19th Street

    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


    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. Bring the children's names and student ID numbers. If you need their ID number, call your school office.






    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.






    Spring Pictures Information

    Dear Harding Parents and Guardians,

    Lifetouch has informed us that due to COVID19 restrictions, they will not be printing all of the Spring Pictures and sending them out to schools.  In order to get your pictures shipped to your home, please go to mylifetouch.com. You will need your Picture Day ID to order them online and there are instructions on where to find this ID in the bottom left hand corner of their site.  You may also call Lifetouch Customer Service at 1-800-736-4753 or use the Live Chat option from the site.





    September 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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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 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.