• Welcome to the James L. Day Middle School 2023/24 school year and the 6th Grade!

    My name is Barbara Dowling, and this will be my 20th year teaching in Temecula. I have been teaching at DMS since 2012. Prior to that, I taught 5th grade at Ysabel Barnett Elementary.

    My husband and I live locally, and we have three children (all of whom went to Barnett Elementary, DMS, and Chaparral High) and three grandchildren.

    In my free time, I love playing with my grandkids, long-distance hiking and camping, riding my quad, growing fruits and vegetables in my garden, and cooking.


    Contact information:

    The best (and most expedient way) to contact me is by email



    • Canvas is the learning management system for secondary grades (6 -12) which includes all digital assignments.  Use the links below to get started using the Canvas Parent Portal.  

    Infinite Campus:



  • The following items are suggested for student success in Science and ELA

    • One 3-Subject Spiral Binder with 150 pages minimum (must be 8.5 x 11, college ruled) **See the Amazon Wishlist for example.
    • Glue Sticks (a dozen or more)
    • Pencils (wooden or mechanical + lead)
    • Erasable pens (multiple colors)
    • Colored pencils
    • Post-it-notes 
    • Composition Book (college ruled) ~ ELA only
    • Pocket folder (durable/plastic) ~ ELA only


    Parents and Guardians, please click HERE and complete the Parent/Guardian information survey.