Walking into the English classroom, Theo looks around.
He's just moved to a new school in California in the middle of October because his dad got a new job. It's not like he was particularly attached to his old school – while he's going to miss his friends, it's not exactly the end of the world – but really, he did not want to have to restart his life in a new school. Everyone's already split into groups and cliques through their high school experience so far, and the opportunity he would have had to integrate himself at the start of the year is gone, because it's October.
At least it's not April, he supposes. He still has a chance to find some new friends, and his schooling hasn't been interrupted much.
He goes up to the teacher, makes sure they realize that he's a new student, and gets directed to the only available seat in the classroom.