Holiday Gatherings and Travel

Guidelines and Return to School Procedures

Totino-Grace has been able to navigate well through these first few months of school with COVID-19 challenges by creating an open partnership among our families, students, and school staff. More than ever, it is clear that our individual decisions have an impact on the whole community.

As families plan for potential travel over the holiday season, please be mindful of these guidelines: 


If your family gatherings or travel plans place you in an environment where CDC guidelines are not or cannot be followed, we want to make it as easy as possible for community members to self-quarantine. We know that absence from in-person classes and campus events can be difficult, but when students quarantine, they do not put their classmates, teachers, and others at risk. We are grateful when families partner with us to implement this important step in reducing the risk of spread. 


If you are returning from any international travel, we ask that your student receives a lab-tested negative COVID-19 result prior to returning to campus or TG events.  


Best practice, of course, is to continue to follow recommended guidelines:

  • Stay home when experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Follow the appropriate MDH decision tree path based on more common and less common symptoms.

  • Wear a mask, conduct hand hygiene, and practice physical distancing as much as possible.

  • Avoid large group gatherings.

  • Stay home if you or a member of your household is waiting for a test result. 

If you feel like your holiday plans or travel should require a student to quarantine for an extended period of time, please communicate with Mrs. Weeks in our attendance office at

If you have specific health or COVID-19 questions, please contact Mrs. Koshiol, TG Health Aid, at