No, you're right its October. The rules as to the standard phasing in and out change after Magic 2010 gets released late spring, early summer. Lorwyn/Shadowmoor is the last set to have the old rotation style, while Alara block will have the new.
Yes. The Fall set rotates in while rotating the oldest block out. This Fall set will stay in Standard for two years. With Core Sets, they will begin rotating every year following this pattern: rotate into Standard during the summer, rotate out the fo
Quit muddling their brains with your ramble! 10th, Lorwyn, Morningtide, Shadowmoor, and Eventide have already rotated with Alara Reborn's release. You just need to wait for the new sets to fill in the holes.