It’s spelling bee season!

Dear Lafayette Families, 

This year, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has developed an online testing platform that will allow Lafayette Elementary to host a school spelling bee program while our students are learning remotely! All students in third, fourth and fifth grades are welcome to compete. 

In place of our traditional spelling bee program, we will hold one level of competition through online spelling tests. The first step to spelling bee participation is for you to register for the Scripps National Spelling Bee’s online testing platform by visiting 

We encourage you to watch this video tutorial that will walk you through the registration process: 

Please register at your earliest convenience. 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. 

We encourage all contestants to begin studying over break!  They can access the study lists here.  We will have optional practices in January, and the school-wide bee will open to students on Monday, January 25.  Students will have until the end of the day on Thursday, January 28 to take the online bee test.  Your child must complete the test before the given deadline, and these tests can be taken on any device with a web browser, including desktop computers, laptops, tablets and smart phones. More detailed instructions will be provided after break. 

Our top three spellers will then move on to represent Lafayette in our cluster spelling bee, which also may include online tests in lieu of in-person spelling bee events. 


The Spelling Bee Committee