The City of Philadelphia has launched it’s new PHLConnectED program. PHLConnectED is available for families who do not have an internet connection in the home or are only connected with a cell phone. If you do not have an in-home internet connection or only have internet access through your cell phone, call the PHLConnectED hotline to learn more. Just dial 2-1-1 and press option 1 to hear how you may qualify for the program.
A letter from Principal Sanchez
August 27, 2020
Dear Harding Students and Families:
Welcome back! Or, if you are new to our Harding family, welcome and thank you for choosing our school for your child’s education. We have missed you over the summer and look forward to welcoming you to a new year of learning and growth.
The 2020-2021 school year will be an unprecedented one that will challenge all of us in new ways. We’re gearing up to meet the challenge. Our teachers and other school staff are engaged in virtual training sessions to better support students’ social-emotional needs and help them succeed in this new digital learning environment.
Here’s how you and your child(ren) can prepare for the start of school:
Attendance Matters: Our school day will begin at 8:01 am and will end at 3:05 pm. Even though we will be 100% digital, students are expected to participate in a full day of school five days a week. No doubt about it, digital learning will look and feel different than last spring. Read more about what to expect and how you can help with this Attendance and Grading Quick Guide.
Getting Ready: To help you and your child get organized and prepared for a successful new school year, we’re sharing this Family Back-to-School Checklist which contains important information about Chromebooks, internet access and much more.
Please mark this important date:
Virtual Back-to-School Night – this is a great time to virtually meet your child’s teachers and learn more about the new school year. Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 5:00 pm, zoom link will be shared prior to the meeting.
As always, please feel free to reach out to me at 215-400-3990 or any of your child’s teachers with any questions. By working together, we can make this a successful year of learning and growth for every student. See you virtually on September 2nd!
Mary J. Sanchez, Principal
Learn more about the Office of Family and Community Engagement. They are offering the Family Academy virtually!
Harding Middle School will be using ClassDojo this year in all classes as part of our PBIS program. Expect an invite from your child’s teacher or sign up and select Warren G. Harding Middle School.