News from the Nurse

  • News from the Nurse

    Attention  current 6th grade Barton parents...


    Dear Parent/Guardian:


    Per Texas law all incoming 7th grade students are required to have the following immunizations or provide an exemption affidavit prior to the start of 7th grade.


    o TDAP

    o Meningococcal


    If your child has already had these vaccines, please provide current records to the school nurse. Doctors' office do not send records to schools without parent's request and consent. If they have not had these vaccines, they will need to receive them prior to the start of the new school year. Your child will not get their schedule or be able to start next year without these records being provided to the school nurse.


    I know the new school year is months away, but I also know how busy things get in the summer, so I wanted to send an early notice and encourage you to take care of it as soon as possible. Please do not wait until last minute to take care of this. Md offices are very busy at back-to-school time and often run out of supplies of these vaccines and it may delay your child starting school.


    If you have questions or concerns, or need a copy of current vaccine records, please contact me via email at I will return to campus on July 27th but will check my email occasionally during summer break.


    Once you have current records you may email, fax or drop them off at the campus during summer business hours.


    Again, if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email.



Christi Chabarria, RN

  • I am a registered nurse with 15+ years of nursing experience. I have been a school nurse here at Barton for 7 years. I am married  and we have 2 wonderful children. My husband is a cardiac nurse in Austin. We live in Mountain City and both of our children are students at Hays CISD. I stay busy with family activities, reading, and spending time with friends and family. 

    School nursing has been very rewarding and challenging and I look forward to many more years. I thank you for the opportunity of caring for your children. I will use each encounter with your children to promote wellness, teach and provide my best care to the children. I am always available for questions, comments, or concerns.

     School nursing is a professional registered nursing specialty that involves identification, assessment, prevention, and intervention to remedy or modify students' health needs. The nurse's goal is to promote the optimum health of students and the students' abilities to achieve their individual educational goals.

    Nurses monitor required immunizations, perform mandated health screenings, track communicable diseases, plan for emergencies and provide direct care to students. Please use the links to the left to learn more about Hays CISD District Health Services.

    We would like to assure you that medical information about your child is treated as confidential by the nurses and all school staff.  We do not share information about your child with outside parties nor can we discuss the health concerns of any other student with you.


    Tips for health and wellness

    *Start off with a healthy breakfast.

    *Hydration is key to staying healthy, alert and attentive. 

    *Stay physically active. 60 minutes of daily moderate activity is recommended to stay fit.

    *Maintain energy and focus with healthy snacks.

    *Establish a consistent sleep routine. 


    * Keep hands away from eyes, ears, nose and mouth. 

    *Wear appropriate clothing choices for temperatures. Wear comfortable and safe shoes for student activity while at school. 

    *Notify your school nurse of childs health concerns.

    *Provide school nurse with needed documentation and medication for health conditions. 

    * Have regular checkups with a pediatrician and stay current on all vaccines including the annual flu vaccine.  




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Contact Me

  • Christi Chabarria, RN, BSN

    512-268-1472, EXT. 46430

    fax 512-268-7810