"Screw you."
Zoë Rivas to Miles Hollingsworth III

This Is How We Do It is the ninth episode of Season 13, which was the premiere on MTV Canada, a sister channel of MuchMusic, as well as the fall premiere on TeenNick. It aired on October 3, 2013.

Main Plot

On the first day of school Drew helps the school have a great year but can't sleep from insomnia.

Sub Plot

Zoë goes through her first day of school where a big secret is told.

Third Plot

Leo tries to get back with Alli.

  • This episode is named after the song This Is How We Do It by Montell Jordan.
  • This episode was originally called "Creep" by Radiohead.
  • This was the first time in Season 13 that episodes aired at the same time in the US and Canada (9pm EST/6pm PST).
  • This was the first episode to be aired on MTV Canada (source) as Degrassi moved from its sister channel MuchMusic.
  • Jack is mentioned by Snake, and it is revealed that he watches West Drive.
  • In this episode, Zoë Rivas is revealed to be dyslexic.
  • This marks the first appearance of Mrs. Rivas.
  • This marks the start of the retconned 2013-14 school year.
  • This marks the beginning of Alli and Leo's second relationship.
  • This marks the second time Mr. Perino got coffee spilled on his shirt. The first was in Crazy Little Thing Called Love.
  • Alli mentions K.C. when he brought a gun to school in Heart Like Mine (2). She also mentions Connor DeLaurier stealing panties from Season 11 and Eli crashing his car in Season 10.
  • There is a picture of Campbell Saunders seen in Mike Dallas's locker.