The bus service is contracted out to the company Transportation Service, intended primarily for the transportation of our Elementary and Middle School students.

The bus service runs Monday through Friday, following the regular school schedule, with various pickups at different locations in the morning, and then a 4pm pick up time in the afternoon in front of the school. Students signed up for the bus service but attending an after school activity past 4pm will have to be collected by their parents.

Door-to-door service is not presently offered, and instead children will be picked up and dropped off at designated safe points, as close as possible to their homes. The bus routes will be finalized and communicated to parents during the first week of September, with service commencing the second week of September. Bus routes will not be published or publically announced, for security reasons.

While every effort will be made to keep to the scheduled times, the bus service is subject to traffic conditions, and therefore the times cannot be guaranteed. Our primary goal would be to get your children safely to school, while keeping travel time to a minimum. Should the bus be late on any given day, we ask parents to be patient and wait with their children in the morning until the bus arrives, as well as to wait at the designated bus stop to greet their children after school.

Our bus service is both environmentally friendly and reduces congestion at the school. Campus safety is our primary concern; with fewer cars and reduced congestion, everyone’s safety is greatly enhanced.

Information in Macedonian

Bus Guidelines (in Macedonian

Bus Service sign up

You can only register for the Bus Service once your child has applied and been admitted to NOVA. Parents should submit the Application for Bus Service (Macedonian application) at the time of admittance or before the beginning of the school year. If space is available, families may apply for this service during the school year.

Although every effort will be made to accommodate as many students as possible with their transportation needs, registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, and we cannot guarantee a seat on the bus for every child signed up for the service. We encourage interested parents to sign up as soon as possible.

Bus Fees

The semester bus service fee is € 500 per student and is payable in euro or denar. One-way transportation is available for € 300 per student, with priority given to families that sign up for round-trip transportation. Families with two children receive a 10% discount, and with three children 15% discount. Fees must be paid latest by two weeks from commencement of service, otherwise your child will be unable to use the service. The fee cannot be prorated and does not include VAT. Parents will be able to receive a prorated refund, resulting from a cancelation of service, only in the instance if there is another student to take over the emptied seat on the bus.

If you would like to apply for the bus service, please complete the Bus Service Application Form and Contract, available in the Elementary and Middle School Administration office or on our website, and submit the completed documents to Ms. Natasha Mitevska, our Administrative Coordinator. Once all applications have been collected, parents will be informed whether their child has been registered for the bus service, and those accepted will be given bus schedules and routes. Changes to the routes can be made occasionally in order to accommodate as many students as possible, but parents will be informed ahead of time so they can plan accordingly.

Invoicing

An agreement to use of the transportation service will be entered for either the semester or the full school year. Individual invoices will be issued covering the period of time selected. The invoice must be paid in full prior to the commencement of service, otherwise the student’s place on the bus cannot be guaranteed.

Contact Information

The representative of the transport company (Transportation Service) is Ms. Elizabeta Hristovska  (transportation.service.2012@gmail.com) and any questions concerning the bus service, drivers or routing should be directed to her.

Families and riders are reminded that NOVA serves as liaison with the transport company to aid in coordinating the service, but is not responsible for routing decisions, pick up times and financial matters.

 

Elizabeta Hristovska

Transportation Service Representative

Email: transporation.service.2012@gmail.com

Telephone: 3109-009

Mobile: 070-273-497

 

Natasha Mitevska

Administrative Coordinator – for registration

E-mail: natasa.mitevska@nova.edu.mk

Telephone: 3601-807 ext. 201

 

Maja Andonova Jokic

Accountant – for invoicing

E-mail: maja.andonova@nova.edu.mk         

Important Reminders

  • If the student signed up for the bus service is not using either the pick up or drop off bus service on any given day, it is the responsibility of the parents to contact the Transportation Service company or the school before 7:30am in order to relay this information to the driver on time. If the child is not making use of the drop off, the transport company or school must be contacted by 12:00pm.
  • When schedule changes affect the entire school (shortened schedule days) bus pick up and drop off times will be adjusted accordingly. However, if time or schedule changes affect only a portion of the student body (e.g school performances, field trips, etc.) bus pick up and drop off times will not be adjusted, and it is the responsibility of the parents to make the alternative travel arrangements for their children. Additionally, parents are required to notify the transport company and school that the student will not be using the return transport service on that particular day.