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
We will be completing the state required spinal screening at Barton Middle School on November 12th, 2019. Girls will be screened two times, once at age 10 (or fall semester of grade 5) and again at age 12 (or fall semester of grade 7). Boys will be screened one time at age 13 or 14 (or in the fall semester grade 8). School-based spinal screening helps to identify adolescents with abnormal spinal curves and refer them for appropriate follow-up by their primary care physician. Screening can detect scoliosis at an early stage, when the curve is mild and may go unnoticed. Early detection is key to controlling spinal deformities which can affect a person’s appearance and health.
Students will be screened on campus during the school day and you do not need to be present. The procedure for screening is simple. The screeners are specially trained and will look at your child’s back while he or she stands and then bends forward. For this exam, boys and girls will be seen separately and individually.
BOYS AND GIRLS WILL NEED TO WEAR REGULAR SHORTS/PANTS AND REMOVE THEIR SHIRTS. WE SUGGEST GIRLS WEAR A SPORTS BRA OR BATHING SUIT TOP AS THEY MAY FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE. GIRLS WILL BE SCREENED REGARDLESS.
Parents will be notified of the results ONLY if a professional follow-up is necessary. If you have questions or concerns please contact the school nurse.
Name Christi Chabarria, RN- School Nurse
School: Barton Middle School
Phone 512-268-1472 ext. # 46430 Email: Christi.email@example.com
If you do not want your child to be screened you must provide documentation from their physician.
It's flu season. Make sure you get your flu vaccine. Stay home if you are ill and wash your hands often!
Christi Chabarria, RN
Barton Middle School Nurse