The Bee has determined there is no clear path to safely set a new date in 2020. NATIONAL HARBOR, MD – … Hints help you spell difficult english words, and trophies are awarded for excellent and outstanding spelling and consistent progress. This month, we're reading Merci Suárez Changes Gears by Meg Medina. Introducing ... PEOPLE's Products Worth the Hype, A Running List of Every Festival, Sporting Event and Show Canceled or Postponed in the Wake of the Coronavirus, That’s a Word? Among those spellers are students in eighth grade. Auslaut. Students who have advanced beyond the eighth grade are not eligible to participate in the spelling bee program. section: | slug: coronavirus-2020-scripps-national-spelling-bee-has-been-s-u-s-p-e-n-d-e-d | sport: other | route: | 2020 Scripps National Spelling Bee Canceled Due to COVID-19: 'Our Hearts Go Out to the Spellers' Organizers of the annual competition said "there is no clear path to safely set a new date in 2020" February 11 – RSVBee application window opensApril 26 – RSVBee application window closesApril 27 – Invitations go out via email to first round of invitees (about 140 applicants)April 29 – 12 p.m. EST deadline for initial round of invitees to accept and pay $1,500 participation fee; second round of invitations go out via email (pending available spots)May 1 – 12 p.m. EST deadline for second round of invitees (pending available spots) to accept and pay $1,500 participation fee. Children who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch are eligible for financial help. 11:51 am ET, Coaches' opinions differ on controversial 'MNF' no-call, MLB award finalists revealed; Betts up for MVP, Trade tracker: Kwon Alexander sent to Saints, Report: NFL could consider a 16-team playoff field, Niners' injury woes continue with Garoppolo, Kittle out, Grading the trade: Chargers ship King to Titans. Though it was not scheduled to be held for another two months, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has already been postponed to a later, unspecified date. CBS Sports is a registered trademark of CBS Broadcasting Inc. is a registered trademark of CBS Interactive Inc. site: media | arena: other | pageType: stories | The organization first announced in March that the finals would be suspended, but at the time, they didn’t provide a new date for the event. As has been the case with competitions all over the globe, one of the biggest problems Scripps faces when trying to reschedule this is not just that their national competition has been postponed, but also that qualifying bees all around the country have been postponed due to COVID-19 concerns. For the latest on COVID-19, readers are encouraged to use online resources from CDC, WHO, and local public health departments. 2020 Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals. No, that’s not a spell to get rid of the coronavirus, it’s the eight championship words from last year’s final round of the National Spelling Bee! Look Back at Some of the Winning Terms from the Scripps National Spelling Bee, unprecedented outcome when eight contestants tied to win. Coyote Ugly Turns 20: Where Is the Cast Now? The 2020-2021 School Spelling Bee Study List is broken down into three levels of difficulty: One Bee, Two Bee and Three Bee. Original date: May 29, 1997 Air date: Sunday, April 12, 2020 Time: Noon ET TV channel: ESPN Winning word: Euonym 2004 National Spelling Bee … The Bee has a rich history, ever since the first competition in 1925, and it continues to capture audiences, while helping students improve their spelling, increase their vocabularies, learn concepts, and, according to the official website, "develop correct English usage that will help them all their lives.". Each applicant must be either a school spelling bee champion for the 2019-2020 school year or have previously participated in the national finals. If you learn the spellings and meanings of An important update about the 2020 Scripps National Spelling Bee: The Scripps National Spelling Bee is canceling its 2020 national finals due to the ongoing concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus and uncertainty around when public gatherings will be possible or advisable. PEOPLE has partnered with GoFundMe to raise money for the COVID-19 Relief Fund, a fundraiser to support everything from frontline responders to families in need, as well as organizations helping communities. Parents who receive financial aid for their child will be responsible for any additional travel expenses to the competition, which is held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center. We Have A Solution. The Scripps National Spelling Bee is canceling its 2020 national finals due to the ongoing concerns about the spread of the novel coronavirus and uncertainty around when public gatherings will … Beginning in August, teachers at enrolled schools will have access to spelling and vocabulary materials for the 2020-2021 school year, including suggestions and guidelines for conducting the spelling bee program in a remote environment. “Our thoughts immediately go to our spellers and their families,” said Paige Kimble, executive director of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, in a statement. The Bee will now offer financial aid packages to spellers who qualify for RSVBee but whose families might not be able to afford the entry fee and cost of traveling to National Harbor, Maryland.