ok but connie having dyscalculia and/or dyslexia but because he’s a little shit a lot of people just assume he’s dumb
sasha meets him freshman year when they’re applying to do morning announcements (separately) and the person in charge of that choice really likes sasha’s charisma and is in fairly good classes and stuff (even though she’s been known to have incidents of annoying teachers), but is hesitant to give connie the gig because of his “history” at his old middle school. sasha vouches for him though because she thinks he’s hilarious and she says she won’t do it if he’s not the co-anchor so the teacher ends up RELUCTANTLY putting them on the announcements
(they do it for all four years they’re there and go off script so often it’s amazing)
they become friends partially over that and partially because mid-way through the year connie starts pulling up in grades (thanks partially to getting treatment and partially to asshole tutor jean WHO SHOULDN’T EVEN BE A TUTOR WTF HE’S A FRESHMAN) and ends up going into harder classes, which Sasha is in, and Sasha is usually the only person he knows in higher classes so he sorta clings to her.
(not that Sasha has many friends in higher classes either) (or at all) (Sasha has two friends when she’s a freshman and one and a half of them are Jean)