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.
*WASH HANDS OFTEN!
* 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.
News from the Nurse
Welcome back to school! We are excited about the new school year.
I look forward to caring for your children and being a part of their health, safety and education.
All medication must be kept in the nurse clinic unless specified by a doctor. We must have an order form signed by parent and MD in the clinic for all medications even over the counter medications. Please contact me if you have any questions regarding this. The forms can be accessed and printed here from the website.
If your child has a specific medical condition that may require certain accommodations at school please reach out so that we may discuss that and create a plan of action.
COVID protocols for the 23/24 school year are as follows
District recommendation is that students/staff remain home 5 days from symptom onset or postive test whichever came first. Follow your doctors guidance for further questions or concerns. Please notify attendance of all absences via email at BMS.attendance @hayscisd.net
Students should remain home with fever until fever free 24 hours without fever reducing medication. Students should remain home until vomiting/diarrhea free for 24 hours without medication.
Feel free to contact me anytime via email, phone or drop by if you have questions or concerns.
Christi Chabarria, RN, BSN