The School District of Philadelphia mandates that every one of its elementary schools host a kindergarten open house next week on March 1, 2011. If you are considering a district kindergarten for your child, an open house is your chance to visit a school and check it out. (Be sure to read our article, What to Ask When Visiting a School before you go!) If you are considering multiple schools via relocation or the voluntary transfer program, or simply are not available on March 1, there is an additional district-mandated kindergarten open house week the week of May 23. I posted a few of the open houses (with times) on our open house calendar, but contact your school of interest to get information on their open house schedule.