NDACS State Enrollment (Due 11/30/19)
State Early Enrollment Deadline: 11/30/19 Late Enrollment Period: 12/01/19 to 12/31/2019 State Early Enrollment Fee: $60* State Late Enrollment Fee: $85 * *Homeschools should refer to State Enrollment Form for fee.
Here is the State Enrollment Form for registering schools and homeschools. The form can be printed and completed manually or you can open the link, do a “save as” on the Word document, enter the data into the table fields and print the form. The completed State Enrollment Form should be mailed to the address at the bottom of the form along with a check for the fee payable to “NDACS State Spelling Bee” (unless your County Coordinator provides other direction). NDACS is not set up to accept credit card payments.
Schools must be enrolled both with NDACS for State and with Scripps for National in order for students to be eligible to advance from the County Bee level of competition and compete at the State Spelling Bee.
Scripps National Enrollment (Due 11/30/19)
National Early Enrollment Deadline: 11/30/19 Late Enrollment Period: 12/01/19 to 12/31/2019 School Early Enrollment Fee: $165 School Late Enrollment Fee: $240 Homeschool Early Enrollment Fee $115 Homeschool Late Enrollment Fee: $190
**The person completing the Scripps enrollment should document the login credentials used for enrollment as this provides access to all of the Scripps resources and study tools throughout the Bee program year.
Link for Scripps National Enrollment (Online Only) – http://spellingbee.com/
Follow “Enroll” prompts – Schools should either use last year’s Login Credentials or set up a new account.
If the quantity or names of the schools in your area do not match Scripps records, please use the Scripps “Contact Us” form at the bottom of the web page to request a database correction before completing National enrollment (i.e., if you have one K-12 school building and the Scripps database shows multiple schools).
How to check if your School is enrolled with Scripps - https://spellingbee.com/parents
To check Scripps National enrollment status, use the above link, scroll down to “Is your school enrolled”, enter the zip code, and click on “Check school status” to review the National enrollment status for schools in your area.
Although the Scripps site states that the early bird discount is only available until October, NDACS has negotiated with Scripps to extend the early enrollment period until November 30, so late fees should not be assessed by Scripps until after 11/30/2019. The Scripps National late enrollment period FULLY closes on the date they dictate (no exceptions), so please be prompt with school enrollment.
School / County Bees and Student Registration for State Bee
School Spelling Bee Competitions Completed: 01/31/2020 (or earlier if advised by County Coordinator) County Spelling Bee Competitions Completed: 02/21/2020 State Bee Student/Lunch Registration Due: 02/26/2020
School Spelling Bees – enrollment with Scripps provides access to tools for the school level of competition.
County Spelling Bees – the “District Pronouncer Guide” (prepared by Scripps) for use at the County level of competition will be mailed to each County Coordinator by year-end. Information Packets for you to provide to your “County Winners Advancing to State” will be included in the mailing, as well as a school enrollment status report.
Each County can send two students from the County Spelling Bee to compete at the State Spelling Bee (students must be from a school that is fully enrolled both with Scripps for National and NDACS for State prior to the deadlines). If a County winner or runner-up is unable to attend, the County can send an alternate.
Registration for State Competitors – the online forms are below for Spelling Bee Student Data registration and Spelling Bee Luncheon Registration which are both due by 2/26/20, with payment for lunches due by 3/02/20.
Spelling Bee Student Data Form
Student Registration Due: 02/26/20
Click on the above heading / link to complete the online Spelling Bee Student Data Form for each County winner advancing to the State Spelling Bee competition (submit one registration per student). This information must be submitted online by Wednesday, February 26, 2020, in order for students to have information printed in the Participants Booklet at the State Spelling Bee.
Spelling Bee and Luncheon Registration Form
Luncheon Registration Due: 2/26/20 Payment Due: 3/02/20
Click on the above heading / link to complete the online Spelling Bee and Luncheon Registration Form for student, parent, and County participants attending the Bee. This form must be submitted online by Wednesday, February 26, 2020. Please print your completed form before you hit “Submit” at the end; keep a copy as your invoice; and mail a copy of the registration form along with check payment for lunches by Monday, March 2, 2020.
State competitors and their families / guests are all welcome to attend the luncheon where we celebrate the achievement of all competitors. At the end of the luncheon, we announce the Finalists that will compete in the Oral Spelldown Session to determine the Champion that will move on to the 2020 Scripps National Spelling Bee.
For those traveling to Bismarck the night before the event, a block of hotel rooms is reserved at the Ramkota – if you would like to reserve a room, please call the Ramkota Hotel at 701-258-7700.
Study Guides – School and County Bees
The Scripps 2020 School Spelling Bee Study List is divided into three levels of difficulty: One Bee, Two Bee, and Three Bee. Scripps generally recommends level One Bee for lower elementary (grades 1 through 3), Two Bee for upper elementary (grades 4 through 6), and Three Bee for middle school (grades 7 and 8).
The Scripps 2020 Words of the Champions (formerly called Spell It!) is the primary source for studying for the County (and State) Spelling Bee. NDACS mails the Scripps 2020 District Pronouncer Guide to each County Coordinator and encourages use of this Guide for the County Spelling Bee. This Guide contains words from the 2020 Words of the Champions as well as additional dictionary words.
Study Guides – State Spelling Bee
The Scripps 2020 Words of the Champions (formerly called Spell It!) is the primary source for studying for the State Spelling Bee. Schools have access to this document with the Scripps login and password set up when they completed National enrollment with Scripps in the fall. Please note that the Oral Spelldown rounds at the State Spelling Bee will consist of words from the 2020 Words of the Champions as well as additional dictionary words that are not included in other study guides. Merriam-Webster Unabridged online is the Scripps dictionary source.
North Dakota State Spelling Bee
PO Box 4087
Bismarck, ND 58502-4087