Paul's family is driving to the school meeting, expecting to hear that it'll be months before school reopens.
Because of that, Mrs. Fisher has been calling private schools in the area, and hit upon a Catholic school she likes.
Mr. Fisher wants to hear what Lake Windsor Middle School has to say, first.
When they arrive at school, Joey is upset that he and Paul didn't get interviewed after they helped save their friends.
Seriously, they should probably get some kind of reward. At least a pat on the back and a gift certificate to the local ice cream parlor, right?
Once the meeting is underway, Mrs. Gates explains the new plan: 8th graders will squeeze into the high school, and 7th graders will squeeze into the middle school.
So far, so good. But the next part of the plan is the kicker—in order to make it work, 6th graders will have school from 7:30 am to 1 pm, and 7th graders from 1:30 pm to 7 pm, until the end of the semester.
One last thing: 7th graders also have the option of transferring to Tangerine Middle School for the rest of the semester.
Most parents are students are pretty ticked off, but Paul is ecstatic. He has a chance to start over at a new school without an IEP to ruin his soccer chances.
He begs his mom and dad, telling his dad he doesn't care if he never pays any attention to him again, if he just lets him go to Tangerine Middle.
Mr. Fisher doesn't understand, and protests that he does pay equal attention to him and Erik. But the important thing is that he says yes, Paul can transfer. Yippee!!