Since so many of you where so kind in answering my question, I want to share the outcome.
The school had told us that if my son was picked on lottery day, they would contact us the same day to let us know. When the day came and went without news, my wife and I were somewhat disappointed but still pretty hopeful that he would get on the waiting list and somehow get selected before the start of the school year..
Then, 5 days ago, we received a letter in the mail saying that he hadn't been selected on lottery day but that he would be #1 on the waiting list! Right there and then I KNEW he would be in no matter what. And indeed, yesterday, they call my wife and told us that someone had opted out and that he would be part of the 5th grade class!!
:big grin: So thank you all again for participating, and God bless!