As teachers, we are always in demand.  At STARBASE, we streamlined our registration process to fit your busy schedule.

Just follow steps 1-8 – ready, set, go!

Please read all of the instructions below, if you still have a question contact Charity Rupp at or 218-788-7288.

1. Verify participation information

Time at STARBASE:  to 
Number of Students in your Class

2. Schedule Transportation

Use your program start time below to schedule your busing transportation.  The address to use for scheduling, as well as determining departure times for your school is: 4630 Mustang Drive, Duluth, MN 55811.

Please schedule your school departure so that you arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your scheduled program start time. Upon arrival at the base, the bus will be directed to pull into the far right visitor’s lane. At that time, all adults (including the bus driver) will be asked for their ID to confirm on the security list and a vehicle inspection may also be required. If your arrival time is delayed, your program start time will also be cut short.

Program Start Time
Program End Time

3. Conduct STARBASE Preparation Lesson and Call Sign Worksheet – Mandatory

This 25 minute lesson will excite your students about STARBASE and allow them to choose their STARBASE call sign before you submit student information to STARBASE

STARBASE Call Sign Lesson Plan

STARBASE Call Sign Student Worksheet

 4. Print, distribute and collect STARBASE permission slips

All students must have a signed STARBASE permission slip in order to attend the first day, no exceptions.  Please bring the signed permission slips with you to STARBASE on the first day and give them to your STARBASE instructor.

All adult chaperones including classroom teachers, parents and other school staff must complete a STARBASE Adult Release form to participate in the program. Please bring all adult release forms on the first day and give them to your STARBASE instructor.

STARBASE Permission Slip

STARBASE Adult Release Form

STARBASE Parent Letter

STARBASE Parent Information Sheet

It is important to share with parents the details about the STARBASE program. The parent letter and information sheet found above should be printed and sent home with your students. The parent letter outlines the goals and activities of the program as well as collects information regarding the parent volunteers you will need during the week you attend.

 5. Submit Student Information. Deadline: 

The following information must be entered for each student:

  • Student ID number – Last 6 digits of MARSS number
  • First Name, Last Name, Call Sign
  • Gender, Ethnicity, Free/Reduced Lunch, ELL/LA (English Language Learner, Language Academy)
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6. Submit Security Information for all adults by the deadline, NO EXCEPTIONS. Deadline: 

Classroom teachers are required to attend STARBASE each day.  STARBASE also requires one adult, per STARBASE team per day, and one additional assistant or parent chaperone will be needed, for a total of two adults per classroom, per day. If a student or students require a paraprofessional, this is in addition to the required maximum. All adults must be approved in advance and STARBASE cannot accept security information after the deadline above, due to base security requirements.  Additionally, all parent chaperones must be US citizens to clear through the security process; if they are not, they are unable to attend due to Security needing at least one month advance to process information.  The parent letter found at the website link includes further explanation for parents, and asks that parents only volunteer for STARBASE if they are a US citizen.  There is no need to ask parents of their citizenship status.  If there are school teaching staff who are not US citizens, please contact STARBASE immediately for more information and what documentation will be required to process their information.  At least three to four weeks is required process this additional documentation.  Please submit security information for all other school staff and parent chaperones within 5 business days of your STARBASE experience., The following information is required for all adults who are US citizens:

  • First and Last Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License Number
  • Social Security Number

Security Form
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7. Collect student demographic data

Prior to arrival, each school must complete the official Department of Defense student demographic collection form. The data must be completed by the school’s administration office. The information required for program documentation includes gender, underrepresented groups and ethnicity. After your school’s administration completes the data review, please bring this form along with your other documentation on the first day. If there are any questions when filling out this data form, please contact Charity Rupp at

Student and School Demographic Information

8. Request Bag Lunches

Lunch Notes: Refrigeration is not available. No microwave is available for students or adults.

9. Review STARBASE Program Resources

STARBASE Program Descriptions and Standards Alignment

Northern Lights (Fall and Spring) Program Description and Alignment

North Star (Winter) Program Description and Alignment