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October 4, 2022
Message from the Superintendent on Chip Challenge
Dear San Marino Parents/Guardians:
We want to make you aware of a reemerging challenge circulating on social media called the “One Chip Challenge.” The challenge encourages people to eat a potato chip covered in ghost pepper and hot sauce, and sometimes other spices.
As a result, many people experience severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and difficulty breathing that can last more than 24 hours and may lead to more severe health complications.  We have already experienced one such incident in the District. 

We care about the health and well-being of our students and therefore encourage you to speak with your children about the dangers of participating in this and other potentially harmful internet challenges. 

Thank you for helping keep our students safe and healthy.  


Linda de la Torre, Ed.D.