Louis thinks he will fail his algebra exam, so he hatches an elaborate scheme to get out of it. That scheme involves a huge snow-making machine propped up in front of Principal Wexler's house to make him believe that a blizzard has just hit Sacramento, so that he'll call a snow day. When that fails, Wexler meets Steve and Eileen to inform them that he's suspending Louis for a week. Eileen tries to tutor him, but it doesn't help. When Ren finds out he's too embarrassed to ask for help from the teacher, she encourages him to do so upon his return. However, Ren isn't having the best time at school either. While doing a report on Lawrence Junior High's track and field team, she accidentally injures the school's champion pole-vaulter. When she tries to apologize to Coach Korns (Phyllis Diller), the coach insists that Ren serves as her replacement and learn pole vaulting before the track meet.