Parents

Parents are an integral part of the Tampa Prep community. The partnership between Prep and our families is vital for student success and we are grateful for the valuable role parents play in our community.

Through the Tampa Prep Parents Alliance, parents partner with the school to provide support for many activities, events and programs. These volunteer functions are an essential part of what makes Prep great. We take great pride in the role parents play and we value this relationship. This page features an overview of key information for current Tampa Prep parents.

Resources

MY BACKPACK

My BackPack is a web-based portal for parents and students to access their school-related data. Your MBP profile is your link to all your Tampa Prep account information. Through MBP, you can:

» View student grades, schedules and attendance
» Manage your account balance
» Keep your contact information up to date

For assistance, email mbpinfo@tampaprep.org or call (813) 251-8481 x4055.

Useful Shortcuts

Academic Concentrations: www.tampaprep.org/concentrations
Athletic Schedules and Results: www.tampaprep.org/athletics/schedules
Bus Info: www.tampaprep.org/bus
Calendar: www.tampaprep.org/calendar
College Counseling - Naviance Access: www.tampaprep.org/college/naviance
Golf Outing: www.tampaprep.org/golfouting
Parents Alliance: www.tampaprep.org/parents/tppa
Yearbook (info about ordering senior ads): www.tampaprep.org/parents/yearbook

Staying Connected

Tampa Prep communicates to our parents primarily via email. IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IS UP TO DATE IN ORDER FOR YOU TO RECEIVE IMPORTANT COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE SCHOOL.

Parents receive weekly messages from School Administrators and an eNewsletter on Thursdays. TPPA (Tampa Prep Parents Alliance) also communicates by email and parents receive periodic messages for all-school and grade-specific volunteer opportunities, plus general meetings and other informational programs. If you do not receive these emails, please make sure your email address is accurate in your My BackPack profile. If you continue to have problems, contact Laura Fren at lfren@tampaprep.org.

Setting Alerts

Subscribe to Alerts to receive News and Athletics notifications by e-mail or text.

ALERTS
Once you sign up to receive alerts from Tampa Prep News, you will be notified by e-mail or text (based on your chosen preference) any time a news feature is added to Tampa Prep's School News or Athletic News! The same is true for athletic teams. You can receive notification of the final score of every game for a particular team and/or cancellations and changes to the team’s schedule. (Note that you can unsubscribe from these alerts at any time.) Visit the Tutorials page for a step-by-step video instruction of the process.

Sign up for alerts through the Tampa Prep School News page, for updates from Athletics at www.tampaprep.org/athletics/news or for any of our athletic teams by visiting the Team page. You will need a valid e-mail address and/or text-enabled phone. *NOTE: Standard text messaging rates apply.

iCal Feeds

Subscribe to the iCal feed to pull our School calendar into your existing calendar.

iCAL/RSS Feed
By subscribing to an iCal feed, you can pull the School Calendar(s) into your iPhone, iPad or Google Calendar. Simply click on the iCal button and select the calendar feed. Copy the URL. In Google, choose "Add by URL" in your "Other Calendar" options and paste the link. Voila! The events will appear on your calendar. If set up correctly, the iCal feed will reflect any changes made to the School Calendar.

Using an iPhone or iPad, the process is simple. View the iCAL Feed Instructions PDF.