Mustang Family News 9/10/23

News for families of Margarita Middle School

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From Principal Legg

Hello Mustang Families!

  • Thank you for your support of our school as we build scholars who will live and work in 2030, 2050, and 2075.

  • Congratulations to the new Assistant Principal, Mr. Ruzzamenti. He joins the Mustang Family on Monday, September 11th. Prior to being selected as an administrator, Mr. Ruzzamenti taught middle school science and AVID at Chapparal High School in Temecula. Email him @ to introduce yourself and welcome him to Margarita.

  • Congratulations to our new Intervention Administrator, Ms. Dawn McCullough. In her new role, she will be focusing on student IEPs, 504s, State Testing, and individual and schoolwide interventions. Many Mustang Families know Ms. McCullough well while she served as a science teacher, ASB Advisor, and Interim Assistant Principal at MMS for numerous years. Email her @ to introduce yourself and congratulate her on her new role at Margarita.

  • Remember Mustang Spirit Days: Every Wednesday is College Day, and Fridays are Mustang Blue Day.

  • Thank you for helping us focus on Being Connected, Being Curious, and Being Consistent!

Thank you for your help in making the Margarita Family so great!


Mr. Duane Legg

Principal, MMS

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Student Expectations

Cell Phones: OFF & INVISIBLE

This is our school policy for phones, earbuds, and all electronic devices. If a student needs to use their phone for an emergency, they can ask a staff member to grant them permission.

Scholar Drop Off and Pickup

Safety First, Convenience Second

Please drop off on the curb ONLY. If using the one-way driveway, please use the right lane to load or unload. Please do your part to keep our Mustang Scholars safe.

Lunchtime @ Margarita

All scholars are in the lunch area for the first 10 minutes of lunch. Library passes, equipment checkout, and intramural competitions begin after 10 for eating lunch.

Need Anything to be Successful? Call Us!

Remember if you need any assistance checking grades online through Clever, the Student or Parent Portal, the Infinite Campus app for mobile devices, Canvas, or connecting with our teachers, call our office as we are ready to help you.

MMS Office

Call (951) 695-7370 or email our team

Princiapl - Mr. Duane Legg -

Assistant Principal - Mr. Joe Ruzzamenti

Intervention Administrator - Ms. Dawn McCullough

School Secretary - Ms. Tonja Elcome -

Registrar - Ms. Linda Mena -

Attendance/Questions - Ms. Kim Fowler -

Library Textbook & Chromebook - Ms. Jean Lovett -

Health Office & Immunizations - Ms. Laura Silva (Bilingual) -

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