Important Spelling Bee Info (Deadline: Monday)

I sent this out as an email testerday, but I want to be sure that it reaches everyone:

Dear Parents,

This year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has developed an online testing platform that will allow Jacksonville Beach Elementary to host a school spelling bee program whether your children are learning in classrooms or remotely from your homes. In place of our traditional spelling bee program, we will hold one level of competition through an online spelling test. The first step to spelling bee participation is for you to register for the Scripps National Spelling Bee’s online testing platform by visiting I encourage you to watch this video tutorial that will walk you through the registration process: Once you have registered, I will be able to assign the appropriate test to your child. Students must be registered by Monday, December 7. Participation in the Spelling Bee is voluntary and has no effect on a student’s grades. The timed test will be a combination of spelling and vocabulary.

Your child must complete the test before the given deadline (the test will be available from Wednesday, December 9-Thursday, December 10). The test can be taken on any device with a web browser, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones. The student with the highest score will move on to represent JBE in the DCPS regional spelling bee program, which also may include online tests in lieu of in-person spelling bee events. The first step to spelling bee participation is to register at Please register at your earliest convenience as I will begin assigning tests to students soon. If you have already registered in the online testing platform for another child, you can log in to your account and add an additional child to that same parent account. There is no need to register a different email address for each child in your household. Please reach out to me if you have any questions about our school spelling bee program. I look forward to having your child compete to represent our school!

Jeff VanLandingham

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