On the first day of the new school year at Canterlot High School, the girls' school schedules are so mixed up that they don't have any classes together: Applejack in art class, Fluttershy in drama, Twilight in physics, etc. Principal Celestia announces that students have until the end of the day to choose classes before their schedules are locked for the rest of the year, and the girls burst into her office to request schedule changes so that they can be with their friends.
Celestia shuffles the girls' schedules around, but their classes are still jumbled, with Rarity in wood shop, Rainbow Dash in home ec, and Pinkie Pie in advanced physics. They go to the principal again, and she agrees to change their schedules one more time so that they have one school period together. The girls are able to have lunch together, but Sunset Shimmer is nowhere to be seen. Meanwhile, Sunset goes to Principal Celestia to request her own schedule change, much to Celestia's frustration.