From the Desk of the Principal

Harding Elementary Welcome Back to School Letter 


Dear Parents & Guardians:

It is with great excitement that we welcome you to Harding Elementary School!  We are thrilled to have you and your families become a part of our school community and look forward to working together to create a memorable elementary school experience for your child. My name is Teri Coward and I'm honored to be returning as principal of Harding. I know we will be sharing an active and engaging, event-filled year of learning and educational opportunity for all of our scholars and families.

 We are experiencing extraordinary times and the pandemic has left us all wondering about a new normal, including what school will look like this fall. We are working with state guidance to consider how we safely open school. This plan will include addressing not just academic, but social, emotional and physical safety needs. If you changed your contact information or move during the summer, please communicate that by calling the school at (330) 744-7517. It is essential that we have an email address and updated phone numbers for all families.

New Staff
Each year brings positive change. This includes a few additions to our staff. We are delighted to welcome:

  • Michelle Pitoscia- 1st Grade
  • Amber Wagner- 2nd Grade
  • Nicole Gelonese- 3rd Grade
  • Karen Engel- 7th/8th Grade Math
  • Bryce Nalbach-7th/8th Grade Social Studies


**** First Day of school has been pushed back to September 8, 2020****

Make up YCSD Computer Device Distribution Date: 

Wednesday September 9th – 9:00-1:00 & 4:00-7:00

  • You must fill out the technology survey on the YCSD website to receive a device.  The link to the survey can be found above on the tab YCSD Remote Learning. If you need internet access please call Adelle Clinkscale @ 330-207-3549.

 Together We Can!

With Harding Pride,                             

Teri J. Coward - Principal   

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What's Happening

Parents can request devices and internet access on our Youngstown City School District page by clicking on the link below: 
Remote Learning Devices/Internet Access Request

Click here for our YCSD Remote Learning Handbook

We would like to remind parents/guardians that students should begin logging in to their virtual classes around 8:00 am.  Students are tardy at 8:15 a.m. The links should have been sent either by email in student accounts or on their homeroom Google Classroom page.  Please contact their teacher if any issues occur or your child did not receive a link or ID/password.  

Click below to read about our Parent Engagement Policy:
Harding's Parent Involvement Policy 2017 2018.pdf

Click here for our September Newsletter from Ms. Clinkscale

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