Why can't I set email to be required in the Family Information part of the Student Registration form?
If we allow changes to be made to that field's settings, users are able to delete or rename the field, which would break major functionality in the tool. Many churches complained when we had the email field set to be required, as they want to be able to register students even if they don't have an email address for them. (If the field is required, it is required everywhere, both on the public page and in the admin.) The current setup allows parents the choice of whether or not to receive email updates, and lets directors add students who without emails or unknown emails. So that is why the form is set up as it is.
However, directors can request that we make that field required and we can make that change for you.
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