Christi Chabarria, RN
I am a registered nurse with 16 years of nursing experience. I have been a school nurse here at Barton for 5 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 within Hays CISD. I stay busy with family activities, reading, and spending time with friends. I enjoy volunteering my time for American Cancer Society and Relay for Life.
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 the 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 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 pediatrician and stay current on all vaccines including annual flu vaccine.
News from the Nurse
I miss all of my Barton family and students. I hope that everyone is staying safe, healthy and practicing social distancing as directed by our local officials.
I wil be available anytime during our online learning school via email. I check it several times throughout the day. I am available for questions, concerns, or guidance if you need it. I can connect you with local resources for medical needs, mental health resources, or other services you may need during this difficult and strange time for all of us. Please don't hesitate to reach out.
Some ways to stay healthy during this time both physically and mentally are listed below.
- Wash your hands
- Social distancing
- Get some exercise
- Get outdoors
- Focus on positive things
- Don't overload on news of the pandemic
- Be social virtually
- Eat healthy
- Maintain a good sleep schedule
- Reach out to others if feeling isolated or overwhelmed
I hope to see you all soon. Stay up to date with all the district news on the district webpage. I will update you with any information I have from my clinic if there are any changes.
Christi Chabarria RN, BSN
Barton Middle School Nurse