Our hearts ache over the senseless act of violence and loss of life at the elementary school in Uvalde, Texas.  We pray for Jesus to comfort all the families who have lost a loved one.

With the tragic shooting deaths in Uvalde, Texas, concerns arise for the safety of the students in Rocky Mountain Conference schools.

The safety of our students is of the utmost priority for the RMC education department and each school and its staff. Each of our schools works with their local police department and experts in this field to educate and assist in preparedness for any possibility. Our teachers are able to deal with all the emotions that come with situations like this because they are able to direct their students with the calm assurance of God’s care for them.

Our office is committed to the support of each teacher, student, and their families to give assurance that we will do everything in our power to keep our students safe.

We ask you to join us in prayer for God’s protection over each precious life of our students and their families.

Diane Harris

RMC education director

Paul Negrete

RMC associate education director


Resources to help children:

Talking to Children about the Shooting

Helping Youth After a Community Trauma: Tips for Educators (En Español)

Talking to Children: When Scary Things Happen  (En Español)

Talking to Teens about Violence (En Español)

Tips for Talking to Students about Violence

Coping After Mass Violence: For Adults

For Teens: Coping After Mass Violence(En Español)

Helping School-Age Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers (En Español)

Helping Teens with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers(En Español)

Helping Young Children with Traumatic Grief: Tips for Caregivers (En Español)

Guiding Adults in Talking to Children about Death and Attending Services

After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal

Age-Related Reactions to a Traumatic Event

Once I Was Very Very Scared – children’s book for young children

After the Injury—website for families with injured children

Health Care Toolbox—website for pediatric health providers working with injured children

Pause-Reset-Nourish (PRN) to Promote Wellbeing (En Español) (for responders)