• It’s time to start thinking about your school’s plans to participate in the 77th First Coast Regional Spelling Bee! Students in grades 5-8 may be eligible to compete in the county and regional competitions. To ensure your school is represented, please follow the steps below:


    1.    Review the speller qualifications posted below, keeping in mind the regional requirement that the minimum grade level of a qualifying speller is fifth grade.


    2.    Enroll with Scripps National Spelling Bee by December 20, 2020:


     Visit the Scripps website at www.spellingbee.com to enroll your school. The fees and schedule for this year are as follows:

    • $175 for schools from May 1, 2020, through December 20, 2020

    • $120 for individual home school families from May 1, 2020, through December 20, 2020


    Please note that credit cards are the preferred method of payment. Schools that utilize Scripps’ pay-by-check option will incur additional fees and a delay in access to preparation materials. After the enrollment fee is paid, schools will receive exclusive online access to the 2020 Classroom Pronouncer Guide, the 2020 School Pronouncer Guide, study materials, and more.


    3. Register with the Duval County Spelling Bee Coordinator now to receive information about the Duval County Spelling Bee. 


    Please complete the district registration form http://bit.ly/DCPSspellingbee2021 to notify the DCPS spelling bee coordinator of your decision for participation in the 2021 Duval County spelling bee. This will ensure you receive all pertinent communication related to spelling bee processes and deadlines, as your registration with Scripps is not communicated to the district coordinator.


    Important Dates:

    • School-level winners' names must be submitted via the online form by February 12, 2021. 

    • Semifinal County Spelling Bee will be February 18, 2021. 

    • Final County Bee will be February 25, 2021 at Sandalwood High School.  

    Questions may be emailed to Christina Thompson at pricec1@duvalschools.org. 

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